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Non-stick Auto Finish

Non-stick Auto Finish
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An auto coating instead of paint that is similar to the baked-on Teflon finish and texture on a T-fal fry pan, tuned up for application onto large automotive surfaces. In addition to being a vehicle you could wash with a high-pressure hose, no detergent, no wax, no chamois, the texture may be more aerodynamic than a perfectly smooth surface, as has been found in submarine hulls.
minoradjustments, Oct 22 2012


       Any hard coating will have serious problems in an accident: even with preplanned break zones you're going to have some VERY hard and sharp extra bits flying about.   

       I like the idea anyway.
Voice, Oct 22 2012

       ^Teflon's not a hard coating, that I've noticed.   

       It's a good'ish idea but is the substance in question up to the wear'n'tear ?
FlyingToaster, Oct 22 2012

       I've wondered for a while why cars aren't Teflon coated. It's not that heavy (and car paint can be heavy anyway) and it seems durable from scratching. Maybe it wouldn't hold up to UV light, rain and wind well enough. You could also make the body panels out of Dyneema, which is just as slippery as Teflon, but that would be a bit expensive.
DIYMatt, Oct 22 2012

       Take a key to the bottom of your frying pan and you will no longer wonder. Teflon's durable, but it's not _that_ durable.
Alterother, Oct 22 2012


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