Nanocosmetics for Cars: Preventing Scratches and Dirt

You can extend the lifespan of your car with proper care by several years. The paint will remain beautifully vibrant and free from scratches. Nano cosmetics create a special protective layer on your car that can last up to 12 months, significantly increasing the treated surface's hardness. Additionally, it effectively prevents paint cracking, reduces dirt adhesion, and enhances corrosion resistance. It's no coincidence that nanotechnology has been setting trends in the car care market in recent years.



Preventing Dirt Buildup

We all want our cars to stay perfectly clean. But for most people, that's not so easy to achieve. And let's be honest, it's not that surprising. Practically right after washing, various dirt starts to accumulate on the surface. Just leave your car parked on the street, and it'll collect grease from the air. Then a bird flies by, and suddenly your car's surface has (un)graceful markings. And when you drive in the rain, dirt gets all the way up to the roof.

Wondering how car nanocosmetics tackle this? Essentially, it has two fundamental functions to help you maintain a clean car:

  1. Prevention – Nano particles create a perfectly smooth layer with hydrophobic properties, so most dirt can't even adhere to the surface.
  2. Easier Maintenance – Even if some dirt does settle on the car, it won't adhere as strongly to the surface because it won't penetrate deeply. This means you can easily wash it away with regular water. Just rinse it off, and everything will shine again.

While the appearance of your vehicle matters a lot, you must admit that a clean car isn't just about aesthetics. It's primarily about your safety. Especially in autumn and winter weather, visibility worsens. Drivers often encounter thick fog and precipitation on the roads. Additionally, when the sun hides behind clouds, clean cars are noticed much earlier by other road users than dirty ones.

And as we all know too well, a fraction of a second can save you from an accident. The sooner other drivers notice you, the better.


Caring for Crystal-Clear Windshields

Nanocosmetics also work wonders on windshields. The hydrophobic layer is rightly referred to as "liquid wipers." After treatment, water practically doesn't stick to the glass. At speeds of around 50 km/h and above, water droplets start to flow off the windows automatically, which practically means you might not even need to turn on your wipers. So you can enjoy a comfortable view in all weather conditions.

Treating the windshield with nanocosmetics has other benefits as well. You won't be bothered by smudges on the window anymore. Thanks to the special layer on the glass, the wipers can deal much more easily with grease, insects, and bird droppings. Just pump the lever that activates the washer spray a couple of times, and any annoying dirt will be gone from the windshield.

Especially during the winter months, you'll appreciate another fantastic feature that your windshield gains after being treated with nanocosmetics. On frosty mornings, you won't have to struggle with an ice scraper for long minutes anymore. The protective nanocoating actively prevents frost from forming on the windows. And if an icy crust does form on the glass during very cold temperatures, it's easy to scrape off because it won't adhere to the window.

Reviving Color and Sealing Minor Scratches

Every color fades over time. However, if you take meticulous care of your car and treat it with nanocosmetics at least once every 12 months, it will maintain its perfect appearance for much longer. The color will remain vibrant, and the car paint will be free from scratches.

Nanocosmetics for cars also help older vehicles that haven't received such care before. Customers agree in their user reviews that nanocosmetics have literally rejuvenated their vehicles. Fading colors have regained their radiance and original properties.

Nanocosmetics also have a similarly beneficial effect on the paint. Sun exposure (UV radiation), salt, stones, and other factors continuously damage the surface. You can spot some larger scratches with the naked eye, but you probably won't notice most of the tiny cracks. But if you were to shrink down to the micro/nano world, the paint would resemble a rugged landscape with many canyons.

Nanoparticles present in modern car cosmetics can completely seal micro-cracks in the paint, restoring a uniformly smooth surface. Revitalizing the paint protects the car from corrosion and the development of further issues.


Extending Lifespan

Treating your car with Pikatec nanocosmetics also has a preventive effect. Patented technology infused with nano particles of silicon oxide, zirconium, and special polymers significantly increases the hardness of treated surfaces while creating a water-repellent layer.

The car's paint, glass, and wheels will better resist scratches, abrasions, and UV-induced color damage.The protective layer ensures that insects, gravel, and other debris harmlessly bounce off the car. Similarly, bird droppings won't have a chance to corrode the paint, unlike what usually happens to an untreated car's body after just a few days.

Although nanocosmetics can't prevent scratching your alloy wheels when you hit a curb, for instance, they can genuinely protect your vehicle from damage in numerous situations. And we all know how painful the first scratch on our new car can be.

How to Apply Nanocosmetics to Your Car?

Nanocosmetics for cars can be effective for up to 12 months. Of course, you can give your car better care and treat it with nanocosmetics more than once a year. However, typically, nanocosmetics are applied in autumn or spring. Why these periods specifically? Many manufacturers don't recommend applying nanocosmetics in freezing temperatures or intense summer sun. Additionally, in winter, cars are exposed to more factors that can damage them.

The entire process is relatively simple and can be summarized in four basic steps:

  1. Thoroughly clean and degrease the surface first.
  2. Then apply the protective polish and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  3. Subsequently, polish the surface using a microfiber cloth.
  4. Approximately 7 to 14 days after application, wash the car to remove any remaining grease and dirt.

The application process might vary slightly depending on the type of nanocosmetics, so always read the specific instructions. However, it's nothing you can't handle.


For Cars, Motorcycles, and Bicycles

Nanocosmetics are usually sold in complete sets, which may include various products such as shampoo, degreaser, polish for body, glass, and wheels, as well as a special microfiber cloth and protective gloves. In our e-shop, you can buy, for example:

As you probably suspect, nanocosmetics are not only used on cars. You can also get specialized cosmetics with nano particles that can reliably protect your motorcycles and bicycles from damage and dirt for up to 12 months.

Summary of Key Nanocosmetics Benefits

  • Smooths the surface of the paint and glass, providing a perfect shine and depth to the paint
  • Reduces aerodynamic drag
  • Effectiveness for up to 12 months
  • Maximum protection against minor abrasions
  • Significantly increases paint hardness
  • Protects against UV radiation, corrosion, dust, and tree resin
  • Prevents cracking, paint brittleness, and damage from bird droppings and insects


Lukáš Konečný, Strategy and business development, nanoSPACE
Lukáš Konečný has been active in the nano field since 2015. He graduated from the University of Economics and Business and has long been involved in digital marketing, digitisation and automation of advertising for technology companies and online projects. At nanoSPACE, Lukáš has been in charge of strategy and business development since May 2020.