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Aston Martin V8V detailed

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by james b, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. james b
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    [Feb 3, 2011]
    First write up of 2011 from us this one, anyway, new car for an existing customer and after collection it was
    brought to our new unit to get it in better than new condition ;)

    Ps bare with me, im still getting to grips with the new camera :eek:


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    So first job as always, the wheels, using a new wheel gel cleaner (liking it already :thumb:) and the wheel woolies
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    Then a pre spray with TFR foam mix through the inline foam injector:

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    Cleaned the gaps, grills and badges with a detail brush & also scrubbed the arches with the Vikan:

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    Rinsed and washed TBM with lambs wool mits and Shampoo plus:

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    Then we moved on to decontaminating the paint work, using Sonus green and born slippy as lube, this car had some
    serious tar contamination, but all over and all tiny bits, (a bit random as iv not seen this on a new car before now) we
    went around the car with tardis before hand and re rinsed to soften it all up but still removed alot:

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    Contamination from bonnet:

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    Once that was all sorted out, we got the car dried off and back in the unit to inspect the paintwork, took PTG reading
    these where as expected on a new Aston, bit of variation but good, and as you also expect from an Aston, it had plenty
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    A closer look and you can see the DA pig tails:

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    After some test sections the pad and polish combo that worked best in this instant was scholl concepts S14 and a
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    This was all then further refined with 3M Ultrafina:

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    Then the guys from Mint condition turned up to fit some protection film to the front of the car (customers request):

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    So whist that was being done it give me a chance to do the interior, a good vac and dust, followed with a thorough
    wipe down with APC before conditioning the leather with Gliptone:

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    Exhaust tips cleaned up mith Megs NXT:

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    Wheels sealed:

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    And the icing on the cake, two coats of Vintage wax as the customer requested:

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    [Feb 3, 2011]
    3 days later here's how it left us looking:

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    As an add on to this one, here's the little Astons stable mate, and some cars we preped for some of our clients at the Autosports show earlier in the month:

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    As always thanks for looking and any questions or comments are welcome.

    James B
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    Top work mate!
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    WOW! You/your organisation must have some network (and I dont mean orange) to have had the pleasure of prepping the cars in the last few pics!
    Well done top work.
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    [Feb 3, 2011]
    Awesome job!!!! Love that V8 went out in one recently(old man was looking) shame about the semi auto box could break your neck in that thing still stunning. Manual would be my choice.
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    Wow! Incredible job. Those other cars you prepped are awesome. Spesh the Ferrari!
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