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    Question What type paint? (1991 Mazda Miata)

    My son just bought a white 1991 Mazda Miata convertible. I have not seen the car yet, but want to help him detail it, since I have all the Megs supplies and a DA. This will be his daily driver.

    Does anyone know offhand what type paint this car would have (it's original)? I have not done a rubbing test to see if any color comes off onto a cloth. Or how I could find out this info on some other website? Should I call a Mazda dealer?

    My initial plan is to wash, dry, clay, spot use of SX, wash, dry, #80, NXT (2). This plan is for if it is clear coat.

    How might I differ this if it is single stage?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
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    On the bright side, it doesnt really matter. The same products will work just fine for single stage paint. You will however want to have new pads, or plan to not re-use after this, as they will get white paint on them if it is single stage.

    As a general rule, anthing clear-coat safe is safe for single stage paint. However, single stage products may not be safe for clearcoats.

    Just take it easy on any raised edges, as the paint could be a bit thin there.

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    Originally posted by Murr1525

    Just take it easy on any raised edges, as the paint could be a bit thin there.

    Good advice...
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    Treat as normal..


    Wash
    Evaluate the condition of the finish - choose products
    Clay
    Clean
    Polish
    Wax x 2


    If you discover that it is a single stage finish, and it has a lot of oxidation, then after washing use your paint cleaner or cleaner/polish and remove all of the dead paint before claying or the dead paint will fill up your clay bar.
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    Thanks for the advice!
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