Astra GTE 16V – 9K Miles: Sales Preparation
This is a vehicle which we purchased from the original owner.
Upon collecting the car and getting the car back to our headquarters, we placed the car on our ramp to make a start in preparation.
In terms of cleaning works to the underside, we placed the car on our ramp, removed the wheels and after cleaning the inner arches of any ‘road grime’, we cleaned the suspension components, brake calipers, and brake discs.
The original wheels (once new tyres were fitted) were cleaned inside and out, then re-fitted with tyre gel being applied to inner and outer walls.
All running gear underneath was cleaned, as was the fuel tank and floor pan.
The eagle eyed will notice the paint runs on the spare wheel well, and also on the front arches, these are factory paint runs which is very common of Vauxhall’s of this era.
Once cleaned, the under body and components had a light coating of clear wax to ensure longevity should the car ever be caught out in wet conditions once with the new owner.
We also stripped out all lights and both bumpers to clean behind them.
The engine bay also had various parts removed to be cleaned thoroughly, and to ease access to the inner wings for a full clean and polish before all parts were re-fitted.
On top of this the car also received a full 2 stage enhancement polish, and obviously a full major service.