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Aston Martin Detailed by Auto Finesse

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by james b, May 2, 2011.

  1. james b
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    Its been a while since iv posted up any of our work, and its also been a while since we have worked on anything other than Aston Martins. (and that dont look likely to change anytime soon with the next 7 big details all being Astons) still cant complain as we do like them :D

    This V8 Vantage was in for an Enhancement detail with the added extras of an interior deep clean and a bumper scuff repair.

    How it looked on arrival:

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    So we start things off as usual with the wheels, using our own Imperial wheel cleaner and various brushes etc:

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    Once the wheels where cleaned up we set about the bodywork, Pre jet with warm water, then on to treating the bodywork with a degreaser to remove as much grime etc from all the gaps and grills:

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    Then on to washing using two buckets, 3 mits and our Lather shampoo:

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    Once clean, the lower areas where treated to a citrus tar remover:

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    Rinsed and then on to claying the paintwork with a fine grade grey clay and lube:

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    Not too much removed from the roof etc:

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    But the back end was smothered:

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    Dried off and in to the bay for us to see what we where dealing with:

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    Being an enhancement detail our job is to try and make as great an improvement as possible with just a hit or two, so we decided to give our pre wax cleanser Rejuvenate an outing on this occasion. Via rotary polisher on a Megs polishing pad (further refinement with the same product on a blue 3M finishing pad) it done the job nicely:

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    Once the paint correction was done there was one last area (as shown in the before pics) that needed a bit more than a "polish". Flattened out and primed ready for colour:

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    Once painted and cleared it was left looking like this:

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    The car was with us a while (a week), so we cracked on with the rest of what we had to do and came back to polish and refine (as well as clean up that polish in the gap the keen eyed amongst you will pick up on ;) Pics of it finished a bit latter on)



    Mike on his way around refining with the Rejuvenate and 3M finishing pad:

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    Whilst i cleaned up around all the edges etc, before applying the first coat of our "Spirit" Wax:

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    Tyres dressed, Interior detailed, exhaust tips polished, engine bay finished, glass cleaned and a final wipe down:

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    Leaves us with these final results:

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    And the final results of that earlier repair (you will have to excuse the dog in the pic, he was following me around all day :rolleyes:)

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    A last few finished shots:

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    We hope you enjoyed the write up, and as always any comments and questions are appreciated.

    Regards

    James & the Auto Finesse team.
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    Lovely work James and your new products looks superb mate! The wax on shot? is that how the wax looks when applied? - Like what i mean is it doesnt haze up or is it a paste type?
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    [May 2, 2011]
    Very nice indeed james.
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    thats how it looks when just applied, its quite oily which helps with application and getting a nice thin coat, when cured it will go a little lighter but it doesnt change much
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    [May 2, 2011]
    good write up james lovely car too and a top colour too
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    gorgeous car and amazing colour too. top job mate
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