2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Sandstorm Damage
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on March 25, 2016
As it turns out, the sandstorm I got caught in caused some damage to our long-term 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Not surprisingly, the car's nose has suffered some paint abrasion, but I'm confident I can buff that out with all of our detailing equipment.
Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about the windshield. That is pitted to the point that we probably need to replace it. We tried a few fixes, but nothing helped. If you're driving towards the sunlight, visibility is pretty tough as the whole glass diffuses the light into a murky haze. It reminds me of when I'd sneeze in my motorcycle helmet at night.
Stay tuned for the forthcoming fixes.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 7,632 miles