2007 MX-5, silver metallic paint. Now that I've practiced on my car and the old blue minivan, I decided I should detail a car that actually deserved it. It was amazing the shit that came off the hood when I clayed it -- it literally turned one side of my clay bar graphite black. Strangely, the rest of the car was pretty clean, a bug splat here and there. The wax went on nice and smooth; the paint felt like glass when I was done. Weird as it sounds, the word that came to mind when I ran my fingers over it was "singing". I might start liking detailing cars at this rate. - - - One question, though: is it normal to have to go through four buffing pads even on a car as small as a Miata? Even after wiping off the excess with the requisite old t-shirt, I could still buff barely a quarter of the car before the buffer started binding against the wax.