Painting the Miata Hardtop
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The original paint appears to have been red. The starting color was blue, and the goal was to make it black.
The paint is lethal if inhaled, so a respirator with a proper cartridge is required.
This is after the paint was applied with the HVLP gun.
The paint had a lot of "orange peel" that needed to be removed.
After 320 grit wt/dry paper was used to knock down the bumps.
After 320 (Hand), 1500 (Hand), 2000 (electric), Buffer (electric) to polish out the 320 grit.
Last update: January 12th, 2020