When life imitates art: Lamin-x for our Miata. | Garage Rescue Miata

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Update by David S. Wallens to the Mazda Miata project car
Oct 31, 2022 | Mazda, Miata, Mazda Miata, Lamin-x, Garage Rescue Miata

Many of us have drawings of our cars, but how often do people make their car look like a drawing?

A long, long time ago, our good friend Rob Ebersol drew a retro Miata for a feature about adding vintage touches to modern cars–or cars that were fairly modern when that story ran.

One of the cars in that feature: a white NA Miata.

Rob Ebersol illustration

Rob added the appropriate retro touches, including meatballs, mesh wheels and roll bar that looked straight out of the 1969 SCCA Runoffs.

He also made the parking lights yellow.

We added similar meatballs to our Garage Rescue Miata late last year, and we have since followed his lead regarding the yellow lamps. We figured it would add a bit of color to the car and break up some of the whiteness.

[Meatballs for our Miata | Garage Rescue Miata]

The easy button for changing the color of a lamp: Lamin-x Protective Films.

We simply removed the lamps, gave them a good cleaning, and then applied the film. As promised, the film stretched to fit–and, as also stated in the instructions, could easily be removed and repositioned.

Then we just had to put everything back together.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/31/22 2:40 p.m.

Something I've been contemplating for a while:

Do I need yellow fog lights? No. Do I still want them? Yes–because race car.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/31/22 2:47 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Do it! I have some Lamin-x for our Civic Si's fog lights. :) 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/22 7:37 a.m.

Yellow markers and fogs look so right on a white vehicle. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/1/22 9:25 a.m.
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

Yellow markers and fogs look so right on a white vehicle. 

Yes, the change looks more dramatic than expected. 

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