So what have you done with your Aston today?

So what have you done with your Aston today?

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Bluecar

15 posts

72 months

Monday 2nd July
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Dobie177 said:
Looks awesome. You’re clearly pleased with the result - no hesitation in de-chroming?

Would you mind sharing who did it?

Thanks
Had them done at a local sign shop - CR signs in Stroud - the window surrounds could be done on the car, but the boot bar had to be taken off, which was a much bigger job, including taking out the rear lights ! Luckily my brother is an AM technician !

jonby

4,929 posts

92 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Mr.Tremlini said:
Here you go Jonby, can`t have these three colourful GTCTTWW`s looking magnetic...

Thanks ! Will be updating some more into the GTCTTWW thread later ......

tonycordon

192 posts

165 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Yesterday actually. I delivered my '07 Vantage (with Prodrive enhanced engine and exhaust) manual to Bamford Rose from them to fit their uprated twin plate clutch and lightened flywheel. I'm off to Le Mans for the Classic tomorrow so won't be able to collect until next Wednesday. I'll report back on gear change quality etc. after driving a few miles...

baconsarney

8,601 posts

96 months

Wednesday 4th July
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tonycordon said:
Yesterday actually. I delivered my '07 Vantage (with Prodrive enhanced engine and exhaust) manual to Bamford Rose from them to fit their uprated twin plate clutch and lightened flywheel. I'm off to Le Mans for the Classic tomorrow so won't be able to collect until next Wednesday. I'll report back on gear change quality etc. after driving a few miles...
Look forward to hearing more thumbup


baconsarney

8,601 posts

96 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Taking one of my Grandsons to his Prom on Friday night, so decided I couldn't put it off any longer.......



Couple of hours later..........




Satin black topcoat goes on tomorrow..... smile

And a big thanks to Rancidswan for his excellent 'how to' threads..... thumbup
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Ken Figenus

3,982 posts

52 months

Wednesday 4th July
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baconsarney said:
Taking one of my Grandsons to his Prom on Friday night, so decided I couldn't put it off any longer.......

Satin black topcoat goes on tomorrow..... smile

And a big thanks to Rancidswan for his excellent 'how to' threads..... thumbup
I've just noted that white stuff on mine when the mirrors are folded in - is it alloy corrosion?

baconsarney

8,601 posts

96 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Ken Figenus said:
I've just noted that white stuff on mine when the mirrors are folded in - is it alloy corrosion?
I'm afraid so Ken. The area that becomes exposed when the mirrors fold in is part of the mirror assembly too (as opposed to the 'stalks'). The original black coating pretty much just dropped off the mirror assembly once I'd removed it from the stalk.

Not a pretty picture......


Ant.

5,244 posts

216 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Re-programmed the Smartire TPMS!!!!

baconsarney

8,601 posts

96 months

Thursday 5th July
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Satin Black top coat applied today....

Yesterday:


Today:


Very pleased... another thumbup for Rancidswan..

Whilst inspecting the old girl in between coats I had a good look at the wipers...

Same problem as the mirror stalks...



So wipers are now on the refurb list along with....

Drivers side mirror..


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Westlondondriver

47 posts

7 months

Thursday 5th July
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Took my wife in the DB11 to Henley for the Regatta. Nice drive out and got to visit the Aston stand and see the new DBSS and Vantage. The DBSS looked great but the matt black isn’t really my thing. My wife called it a definite Boys toy which is about right. The Vantage in red looked really good. Also got the word that Rolland royce are lending me a Wraith Black Label for a weekend so that should make an interesting comparison. All in all a good day.

billydo

12 posts

6 months

Thursday 5th July
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baconsarney said:
Satin Black top coat applied today....

Yesterday:


Today:


Very pleased... another thumbup for Rancidswan..

Whilst inspecting the old girl in between coats I had a good look at the wipers...

Same problem as the mirror stalks...



So wipers are now on the refurb list along with....

Drivers side mirror..


smile
Wow that's a great result, you must be delighted with that!

Seeing these pictures yesterday you made me inspect my own stalks today... thankfully they still look really good!

V12JDC

172 posts

25 months

Thursday 5th July
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Had the Air Con regassed. They evacuated 220g of gas and put 850 back in, now icy cold and no leaks!

baconsarney

8,601 posts

96 months

Friday 6th July
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billydo said:
Wow that's a great result, you must be delighted with that!

Seeing these pictures yesterday you made me inspect my own stalks today... thankfully they still look really good!
Very pleased, thank you thumbup I'd had the car a few months before I noticed the corrosion, but once seen it seemed to get worse every time I looked frown The drivers side will have to be door card off and stalk removed as the corrosion goes down to where the stalk meets the door so a risk of damage if not removed... Wiper assembly doesn't look too onerous to remove but would definitely be near impossible to do a thorough job (and without risk of damaging the bonnet) if attempted in situ...

My wheel centre caps are all corroded around the outer edge and there are some very small areas of pain degradation on the wheels (painted/coated Anthracite) so next time new tyres are required (probably next year) it'll be a wheel refurb and new centre caps job too....

Then there's the interior to finish.... hehe

RL17

529 posts

28 months

Friday 6th July
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Bugatti circuit LMC got here early😀

RL17

529 posts

28 months

Friday 6th July
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Finally got pawson Parade lap ticket this morning 😀

HBradley

1,037 posts

116 months

Friday 6th July
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Great to see Reg!

DB4DM

362 posts

58 months

Friday 6th July
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Had to drive 60 miles to get some fresh cherries

Octavarium

160 posts

42 months

Friday 6th July
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DB4DM said:
Had to drive 60 miles to get some fresh cherries
Oh dear. It looks like you forgot the ice-cream. You'll have to go back

cheltenham2004

24 posts

46 months

Friday 6th July
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Cherries look great .................... really supppperrrrr

DB4DM

362 posts

58 months

Friday 6th July
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Octavarium said:
Oh dear. It looks like you forgot the ice-cream. You'll have to go back
Not now with the Friday afternoon drivers on the road!