Exterior DIY Guides 

This section lists my DIY guides for exterior-related topics. Click on the image or title for each one to go to that guide.

DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don't undertake this task if you aren't comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.


It’s recommended that you change out your windshield wiper blades at least every-other year. I don’t carry them because they’re easy enough to get from Amazon. You’ll just need to get the left-hand and right-hand blades separately, as they’re not the same. And, there’s a little trick to get the wiper arms up to clear the hood of the car, which you’ll need to know to make this job possible.


The first time I saw the antenna on an ‘05-07 V8 Vantage, I immediately thought of the Little Rascals character Alfalfa. Swapping out the ridiculous factory antenna with a shorty antenna was one of the very first modifications I did to my grey V8 Vantage.


Aston Martin designs the doors of its cars to open at a slight angle. The angle is subtle but has two great benefits: it prevents hitting the door against a curb, and it looks really cool without being obnoxious.

The downside is that the struts that hold the doors up at an angle wear out over time and need to be replaced. I sell the door struts (“door check arms”) on their own, or in a package that includes hood struts and trunk struts.


Like the door struts, the hood struts and trunk struts also wear out over time, though generally less often as the doors. The good thing for these is that they’re much easier to replace than the door struts. I also sell strut packages that include the struts for the hood, doors, and trunk.


Aston Martin tail lights are notoriously faulty and expensive to replace. At least the job itself is a DIY task requiring only a couple tools. It’s the same process if you want to swap clear tail lights in place of the red ones, or vice-versa.


There are several options for front grilles on a V8 Vantage, and it only takes a few minutes to swap them out. It’s a quick and easy way to change up the look of your Aston Martin.


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