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    ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    1992 Mazda Miata (red)
    130,000 miles
    New top.
    Upgraded wheels, brakes, suspension and a muffler.





    Complete owner history unknown.
    Car came from Idaho and is proudly female owned in Southern California.
    Front 2/3’ has clear coat and was most likely repainted.
    Rear was oxidized and probably original condition.


    Full detail:
    ONR Hoseless Wash, soaked MF towels
    in ONR solution. Paint dried on its own on the rear.
    Two-stage polish:
    FLEX XCE 18 gear driven cordless polisher using foamed wool, microfiber and foam pads.
    I settled on 3D One compound & polish,
    Xtreme Solutions LVR 403 acrylic resin glaze
    Final protection with their LVR 357 Magnum Wax.






    I am glad I did not second-guess putting the car up on jackstands. It was still kind of low to work on. The owner was ecstatic with the outcome.








    To date, this is the oldest car I’ve detailed and perhaps the most enjoyable due to the turn around. And it’s my first time polishing single stage paint. So much gloss! Lots of pad cleaning, too.

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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    Great job! Single stage is enjoyable to polish, especially red. How do you like the Xtreme products?

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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    ^^Agree, looks great!

    Also, how easy was removal of the LVR 403? I'm assuming it works okay on clear coated paint as well?

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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    Beautiful! I had the Gen 1 Miata and loved it! KEEP ON ROCKING!
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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    Great job and write up. Thanks for sharing.
    2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Edition
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    ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    Quote Originally Posted by Azure
    Agree, looks great!

    Also, how easy was removal of the LVR 403? I'm assuming it works okay on clear coated paint as well?
    Lee, I leave the 403 on the paint for about thirty minutes and it wipes off like butter. So smooth and slick once removed. Those acrylic resins go to work and bond quite well on old or new finishes. You can add whatever protection you wish (optional cure time
    would be overnight to 24 hours).


    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti
    Great job! Single stage is enjoyable to polish, especially red. How do you like the Xtreme products?
    Their entire product line is a pleasure to work with. Great for outdoor detailing, as well. LVR 403 & 404 Helios glazes are my preferred polishes, be it an enhancement or second step of a two-stage polish.

    I’ll leave it at that out of respect to the AG forum.

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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    Wow, there's some nice cars in the background of these photos!

    The Miata looks great, those little cars are gems. How are you liking the cordless Flex XCE? The more I think about it the more I want one.

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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    Nicely done, looks great! I can see why she is happy!
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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    The little red 2 seater that revived the "Roadster" trend. Small, nimble, loved to be run through the gears, and best of all.... pop up headlights.. LOL

    The luggage rack is a weird add on. Never seen a tied down luggage to the trunk of a roadster on the road....ever !!!

    Great save on your part... No way its a 29 years old car.

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    Re: ‘92 Mazda Miata: Full Detail

    Those luggage racks were pretty popular. I had one on my 90 Miata.

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