Then Chris showed up and volunteered to do the prep and paint work, but didn't have a place to work. Well, I have a garage. And Mike turned me on to a paint shop that will rent their paint booth for a reasonable price. Game on!
I'll try to document the process here. With a pro like Chris on the case, plus my ample experience with Miatas, so far it almost seems too easy.
I've started a Flickr album to keep the photos in. So far, there's a set of "before" pictures, and a set of "day 1" pictures.
Day 1 consisted of removing most of what can be removed:
- Front Bumper Cover
- Rear Bumper Cover
- Side Skirts
- Mud Guards
- Fender Liners
- Headlights, taillights, side markers & 3rd brakelight
- Inner Door Panels
- Door Windows and Waist Seals
- Door Handles
- Side Mirrors (need to get a better screwdriver to get the other one off)
- Soft Top
- Top Waist Seal