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|SAMOA's Tech Coordinator, Jack Parker , is the editor of this page of tech solutions submitted by our
members and other Miata enthusiasts. Please submit your tips, instructions, procedures and any and all
unique repair or upgrade solutions to Mike for publication on our site. Please provide as many details and
photos as possible. Your tech solutions, no matter how minor or different, most likely will be of benefit to at
least one other club member or Miata owner. So keep those tech articles coming.
|Local Miata Parts & Service Reviews
|Have you recently had your Miata serviced locally? Have you had aftermarket parts installed. How about body, paint and dent repair? Replacement and/or repair parts?
Let us know what you like or dislike about service and support in the SAMOA member area. We will post your reviews here. Send your comments by email to the
SAMOA Webmaster. If you wish to remain anonymous all we will publish is a first name and initial and your city of residence.
Bullseye Paintless Dent Removal. In March, 2009, I discovered that a board had fallen from the rafters in my garage and put three rather ugly dents in the hood of
my Honda S2000. Through a Google search and positive Yelp reviews, I contacted Jared Tanner at Bullseye. Although he is located in Roseville, he was on-site at my
house in less than 2 hours the same day. He repaired all three dents to my 100% satisfaction for less than $200. But what makes this company even more admirable is
the fact that Jared just yesterday refused my business. A hit and run SUV put a small tennis ball sized dent in the rear corner of my Ford Escape. Jared told me that he
could probably get it to within 90% or original for about $250, but that he could not make it perfect. I appreciated his candor. He came all the way out to my house in
east Sacramento from Roseville just to turn down a job. I'll call on Bullseye again if I ever have the need for this type of repair. Their website is www.bullseyedent.com.
Jared can be reached at 916-417-8999. submitted 01/24/13 by Ron P - Sacramento
Bruton's Glass Company. I just had my windshield replaced on Mary Pat's 2003 Civic hybrid. My son had the car for a year down in the Palm Springs area, and when
we got it back the windshield was extremely pitted. Rick Bruton came out to my house yesterday and did his usual excellent job, with quality tinted glass and in a timely
manner. His prices are very competitive as well. Rick and Donna run their own family-owned business, not a franchise operation, and have done work for me dating back
to 1996. Their website is www.brutonsglass.com and their telephone is 916-725-5565. submitted 01/30/13 by Ron P - Sacramento
Magic Method Vehicle Touch-Up. I came across a guy who does auto touch-up painting and would like to add him to the list of vendors whom SAMOANs have used
and recommend. He touched up my bumpers and hood and while its hard to imagine anything can enhance arguably the most beautiful color Miata ever created
(maroon???), it actually did. He came to our house to do the work and I thought his pricing was very reasonable. JayMagicMethod@gmail.com. Jay Leslie. (916)
288-5444. submitted 03/26/13 by Mike D - Granite Bay
J28 Design, Inc. I recently decided to purchase a radar detector for the Miata, in advance of a summer road trip and to forestall funding various states' coffers. I
eventually selected the Escort 9500, but I wanted to connect it without any wires showing. After reading several online reviews I came upon the BlendMount by J28
Designs. The mount attached to the rearview mirror stem, and their MirrorTap accessory allows a wired connection directly to the mirror. The resulting connection
powers on with the ignition. No wires are visible, and the unit quick disconnects when the car is left unattended. See here for pictures of the installed detector. Mike
at J28 Designs provided excellent customer service. The products are not the cheapest solution, but they are definitely of high quality and look great. Contact Mike at
J28 Designs via the web or at (707) 400-6080. submitted 05/05/13 by Ron P - Sacramento
Bob's Custom Auto & Boat Upholstery. Several snaps on my convertible boot broke. I had all of them replaced for $75 at Bob's. His shop is located at 808 Atlantic
Street, Roseville, California, 95678. 916-784-1442. submitted 05/15/13 by Mike D - Granite Bay