The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is the entry point to Aston’s luxury sports car range. It’s been on sale since 2006, but it still looks great, and constant revisions and updates mean the V8 Vantage is still able to compete against rivals such as the Jaguar F-Type Coupe and Porsche 911. This month, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage came in for a full makeover; both interior and exterior.

What has been done on the car?

  • Partial car repaint
  • Leather restoration
  • Full valeting
  • Rims decontamination
  • Trims restoration
  • Stage 3 Paint Correction
  • 1-year body ceramic coating

Products Used

  • Menzerna 3800 Super Finish – Removes polishing marks, micro-scratches, and holograms in a brilliant performance with genuine star qualities.
  • Heavy Cut Compound 400 – An aggressive professional cutting compound. It cuts paint back quickly and easily, it also finishes down well to give a sharp, high gloss finish.
  • Gyeon Prep – lifts oily substances and residues of paste or old wax
  • Gyeon Q2M Iron – decontaminate surfaces from harsh ferrous deposits such as brake dust and rail dust easily.
  • Gyeon Q² ONE – brings the benefits of all forms of protection together. As easy to apply as a natural wax, glossy like a real glaze, durable, and resistant as regular coatings.
  • InnerClean – An ultimate quick detailer that wipes away dirt, dust, and body oils from virtually all interior surfaces, restores a crisp OEM sheen and protects against harmful UV solar rays.
  • All Clean+ – A versatile all-purpose cleaner that cuts through all levels of dirt, grease, and grime with the power of natural citrus inside, outside, or even underneath your vehicle!


Finding the right color for the leather restoration

The interior color of the Aston was difficult to replicate as the saddle brown color used is an exclusive colour and had changed over time due to wear and tear. We tested over 18 iterations of colour tones to ensure that the colour matches perfectly to the worn-out leather interior. The final results were astonishing.

Risky restoration of the Aston Martin block engine badge

The Aston Martin engine block badge detailing was quite challenging since the lettering was a very light engraving on the badge. Hence, any metal polish had a chance to erase the engraving. Utilising different techniques, we managed to polish the badge and reduce the rust that had covered the badge.

Rock chips & deep scratches on the paint

Before starting the paint correction, we noticed that the paint had already suffered from a couple of deep scratches and rock chips in certain areas. We therefore advised the customer to re-paint the damaged areas before going forward with the paint correction.

After completing the car, we were amazed by the results. The whole restoration process took over 3 weeks but in order to achieve this level of restoration, it must go through all of the necessary steps. The team at Details really enjoyed working on the Aston Martin Vantage and it was quite satisfying restoring the gloss on this stunning car. We are sure it will get more than a few heads to turn when it drives by.