Nissan’s mini car wash is cute, serves a bigger purpose

nissan mini car wash

Small things can make a big difference

When lots of free time and creativity meet you end up with this concoction: a miniature car wash. Don't be quick to judge, as it serves a noble cause.

Around 10,000 moving bristles spin at 180 rpm, allowing Nissan engineers at the brand’s Technical Center in Michigan test paint quality and durability.

The process is rather simple: one by one, paint samples are repeatedly washed (think of thousands of times) to test their car-wash resistance over time.

Now, as most gearheads out there are also car collectors – not referring to actual cars, but Lego builds or die-cast models – here’s one for you: would you trust Nissan’s miniature car wash with one of your precious models?

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