|06-28-2009, 04:33 PM||#1|
ScheerSpeed Detailed: 5 Days on a DB7 Vantage
2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
sorry for not posting up some work in a while, i just got back from a trip to Montreal, and i have also been in the process of moving, so bear with me... but now i'm moved in and have a whole bunch of cars lined up. here's my most recent work
This car was recently purchased from an auction. the car's history is not know, however there was evidence that the hood and front bumper had been repainted.
On another note, the paint was in very bad shape. the RIDS and swirls were very deep, and the car had scratches all over the place that required touch-up and spot wetsanding.
I worked on this car for a total of Five days. this is also the most thurough detail i have ever done.
-1Z Anti Insekt
-EZ detail brush
-Swissvax wheel brush
-OXO tire scrubber
-Meg's Super Degreaser
-DD wheel well brush
-Swissvax Wheel brush
-über wheel brush
-Special yellow poly clay
-Meguiar's M95 via Black wool pad
-Menzerna SIP via Orange über pad
-Menzerna PO85RD via blue über pad
-3M Yellow Foam Backing Plate
-1000w halogen lights
-Brinkmann Dual Xenon
-ISA 50/50 wipedown
-DD über MF towels
-Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
-Swissvax Mystery (x2)
-CG 530XL MF towels
-Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
-CG Barebones (wheel wells)
-CG Fabric Protectant
-Sprayaway glass cleaner
-Leather Master Trio
The customer requested that i remove the wheels and give the wheel wells/suspension/brakes a thorough cleaning and protection
i applied a thick coat of P21s Wheel Gel and allowed it to dwell for about 30 minutes as i worked on cleaning the gunk out of the wheel wells and suspension components.
The wheel after cleaning, clay, and seal
i also applied Swissvax Autobahn to the brake calipers. However the paint had already been peeling off
After of the wheel well, i had just applied the CG BareBones so it was not dry yet, hence the greasy look.
after completing all four corners i went on to the paint. first thing was to spray P21s TAW in all the crevices and agitate with a Swissvax Detail brush. a previous detailer had left polish residue and wax residue all over the crevices of the car.
The clay picked up a lot of small contaminants that were stuck to the paint.
After claying the entire car, this is what the paint looked like.... in pretty bad shape...
This scratch was too deep to polish out, so i had to fill it with touch-up paint as best as i could and then sand it down and polish it.
here you can see the wetsanding marks from when the bumper was repainted that were not polished out properly.
a close-up of the deep swirls and RIDS
before getting started with polishing i had some touch-up work to do. here i am touching up a small scratch inside the door sill
It took about 5-6 passes on each panel with M95 to remove all of the imperfections. here's a 50/50 of the trunklid
working, inspecting, and working some more
the trunklid after M95
Before/after of the tail light
The plastic around the mirror before and after. i polished it with SIP
The Racatac is really an amazing seat compared to the bottom of a bucket
and after 5 days of work when my customer came to pick up his car....
yea, i wanted to cry a little inside
Thanks for looking!
|06-28-2009, 09:10 PM||#3|
Drives: 09 SSII E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bronx, NYC
"You will get there, but it is up to you and you alone. It is what you are willing to do, and how you are willing to get there. You must be relentless, you must be tireless, you must pursue at all costs, so that you are ready, when the time is right." -Dad
|07-16-2009, 09:48 PM||#7|
|07-17-2009, 01:01 AM||#8|
That's what she said...
Kind of ironic to see it was raining.
Awesome work though!
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