Originally Posted by WRXHillClimb
If only such a surface was actually rigid and didn't flake or chip at the SIGHT of a rock and could stand up to abuse without rigorous maintenance and didn't fade etc.
It's like you think no modern cars rust from regular driving on salted roads any more because they all have paint? Rust is like cancer: starts in ONE microscopic area and spreads like wildfire.
My Mustang has seen 10 years of salted Illinois winters with relatively poor maintenance and it has zero rust.