Marque One Detailing had the privilege and honour to be asked by Richards of England to prepare this wondaful restored 1971 Aston Martin for the Salon Privé shown held at Blenheim Palace, on Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th September 2019
This car (DBSV8/10345/LCA) was delivered to Richards of England as a complete and running car. The current owner is a true enthusiast and asked Richards of England to perform a complete nut and bolt restoration. He had a vision to make this car the best DBS V8 in the world. As a result, the car has already had 1000 hours of work carried to the car. Following the disassembly by Richards of England’s experts the car has undergone chassis and metalwork of the highest standard along with the completion of various other components. Of the 402 originally made, just 43 DBS V8s were registered in the UK last year. Furthermore, the majority of DBS V8s produced were right-hand drives, making this a rare and exciting prospect. Only 3 DBS V8’s were ever manufactured in “Cricket White”. Of the three, only one was ordered with bottle green leather trim, which offers a stunning contrast.
The Detailing Package Used
This package followed in the same footsteps as the Bentley but half the time !
A full wash, decontamination was undertaken. All panels were then wiped down with a de-greaser to allow us to see a clear picture of the paint using a Colour range index light (Scangrip). A quick paint depth gauge over each panel revealed high levels so we new we could cut down safely – this is the most important part of paint correction without a doubt!
The paint had a few pig tails left over from the paint shop so in some areas so we had to work a bit harder to remove these, some small areas were sanded to ensure complete removal. Finding imperfections in fresh paint is not uncommon, white is a very difficult colour to see straight from the eye. Once removed we again used the Rupes medium wool pad and Menzerna 400 polish. This on the Rupes 21mm DA seemed a good combination and left a great finish ready for the final polish. – Menzerna 3800 and a 3M black pad on a rotary. The paint was then cleansed, sealed and IGL waxed to finish.
All the rubbers were cleaned and treated using Swissvax products leaving a fresh new look, not glossy black like most other rubber treatments.
The wheels were cleaned and sealed with all arches dressed.
Fully polished and cleaned using IGL products
Full de- grease, all rubbers and plastics treated
The interior was fully cleaned with steam and Colourlock products to ensure the leather was looking its best. All glass and plastics were fully cleaned and wiped down to match. Hoover to finish off with