Mazda is notorious for bad paint throughout the 80's and into the 90's.
Oxidation is a serious problem, especially for metallic paints. Peeling
can also affect some of the other colors, especially some of the whites.
There is nothing you can do except to respray the paint. A proper paint
job cost cost a bundle, typically around $2,000 to $3,000. You can get
away with cheaper paint jobs, but you get what you pay for. Those
cheapie Earl Schieb's or Maaco paint jobs for under $1,000 will skimp on the
body work and masking.
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