I was asked to do a new car detail on this stunning Aston Martin DB11. With the DB11 new to the market and a significant upgrade on previous models I was keen to get going!
Straight from the dealers this car wasn't dirty but a quick wash with a brand new Meguiars Lambs Wool Wash Mitt and it was time for the clay bar. Koch Chemie Blue Clay was used with plenty of clay lube to avoid any unnecessary marring.
Gently dried with the Gtechniq Diamond Sandwich Microfibre Drying Towel.
Whilst the door shuts and wing mirrors drip dried I made good use of the time by removing the wheels. This was no mean feet as there are no specific jacking points visible on the underneath of this car, so it was to the owners manual for confirmation. A rubber puck was used so as not to mark the under-tray. Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour was applied to the wheels both inside and out. Those nice red caliper got a coating as well. Once more to the owners manual to check the torque settings , I was surprised to find 185nm was the recommended wheel torque setting on this DB11 much higher than many other cars on the road! But my torque wrench dealt with that in a jiffy.
The paint work was in good condition and needed only a gentle polish using Rupes Ultra Fine compound and the Flex PE14-1 150 rotary polisher. Rotary polishers come in for some stick on the internet mainly I think because people haven't been shown how to use them properly but in the right hands they can be far more delicate than one would imagine.
Ever wondered how to release the bonnet of an Aston Martin DB11 well there's a little button just in between the door shuts. Many thanks to Dr Andy for making this one I'm sure he had some help along the way. Just a quick wipe round the bonnet and panel gaps etc before applying the sealant.
Whilst the first sealant cured I applied a thorough coating of Gtechniq L1 Anti-bacterial Leather sealant to the interior. Aston have really stepped up their game with the DB11's interior the fit and finish with the Mercedes switch gear and a huge array of possible options.
All in all a really nice car to work on. Thanks for reading!
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