Cleaning The Dirtiest Volkswagen Golf Cabrio Car Exterior! Exterior Car Detailing Transformation

Cleaning The Dirtiest Volkswagen Golf Cabrio Car Exterior! Exterior Car Detailing Transformation


What’s up guys welcome back to Stauffer garage today is the exterior mold Mansion makeover that you guys have all been waiting for since you saw the Inside get detailed and if you haven’t seen that video I’ll put up here in the iCard in the description box below for you guys to check it out So you guys can see the full Transformation this car has been under this car had been sitting for a very long time The outside is covered in moss and mold, especially that convertible top It’s a disaster and if you guys are new make sure you hit that subscribe button below turn on notifications So that way you guys don’t miss out on any of these new videos coming out because this is what I do We transform disaster cars and make them look like new again. So let’s go ahead and roll the before shots and get started As you guys can tell that the outside of this car needs to be completely Transformed and I’m gonna walk you through the process and the different steps and tools that I use to make this car look like new again
Now the first step that I’ll be doing is actually using my ozone generator to get the inside of the car Smelling better any leftover mold any bugs or anything like that? It’ll actually kill it and remove that’s that smell from the inside of the car So what I’m doing is putting in the inside of the front running it for thirty minutes before I move it to the back of the trunk Now for any debris that’s collected on the windshields or anywhere else in the car I’m just using compressed air to try to blow that off Before I start using my wash minutes or any water so that way doesn’t cake on there or gum up all my wash mitts with Different debris that could just be easily blown off at the very beginning now for this detail I will be using the three bucket method. I have one bucket specifically for washing the wheels and tires I have another one with clean soapy water and then another one with just clean and rinse water now for the wheels and tires I’m using Eagle one all wheel cleaner this stuff actually does a really good job of foaming on the tire and the wheel itself and Letting it sit for about one to two minutes gets a lot of that initial dirt and grime off without having to use any sort of agitation I Always like to clean off the inside of the wheel wells with the pressure washer Just to rinse any of that grime that’s on the surface that comes off really easily and in my case I had spiderwebs nest and anything else in there. So I want ahead it rinse those off before I use my wash mitt For the bulk of the detail it’s actually gonna be using the pressure washer to rinse off the entire surface of film and dirt and Grime and mold and whatever is on the surface off the car. So in this case, hashtag mold no more in the comments below because This car is mold no more for sure on the inside and now the outside As I continue to go around the car with the pressure washer it really started to give me a good idea of what needs to be correct on this car from rust spots to door dings to Scratches by removing that top layer of film it gave me a really good idea of the condition of the paint The pressure washer that I use is actually an electric pressure washer, so it’s not super super high pressure I’m still trying to maintain about three to four inches from the surface of the paint of the car when I pressure wash Specifically so that way I don’t do any additional damage But also I can make sure that I can get any of that stuff off the surface efficiently without having to do a second pass Now when I move up to the front of the car there is an actual plant that is growing out of the front bumper so Obviously, we need to remove that before we can continue with the rest of the bumper and then moving into the engine bay to pressure Wash and clean that off Now for the ng BAM being pretty aggressive with the pressure washer I’m still trying to be mindful of the different components that you do not want to get water into like the intake air filter or The distributor but since the car is not running I’m trying to make sure I can get all of the dirt and grime off the different components so that way I can then work On troubleshooting it at a later time With the amount of grime on the hood, this was a perfect opportunity to write something so I went ahead and wrote subscribe and if you haven’t subscribed make sure you do so below if you guys are like in the progress of this cars making I Think for me as I was pressure washing the car I was enjoying it more and more because you could see the car literally transforming in front of you from this dull Dirty looking thing to the actual paint be in really really good condition underneath it all One thing to not forget is to make sure you get inside the gas cap area and then also remove your license plates and the License plate frames that are on the front and rear bumpers If you have them because underneath those you’ll actually be surprised with the amount of dirt and debris that can collect underneath those Now that the whole outside paint has been actually pressure washed It is time to now go after the convertible top Which this is where majority of the moss and mold has been growing and it actually came off pretty easily with the pressure washer it Just took a little bit extra time and at a slower pace to make sure I could get it all completely off You will see here that there is actually a pretty decent sized tear in the convertible top and I try to be mindful with the amount of water that got sprayed in there But when you actually looked inside that opening it doesn’t go to the inside of the car it goes to that rear wheel Well where it actually has a drain at the bottom, so I wasn’t super concerned But I also try to minimize it as much as possible Now once I was done pressed for washing It was a good opportunity to wipe down the inner door frames and around the windows with the pressure washer You will get some sort of water inside those areas. So at this time, I just went ahead and wipe them down real quick Now compared to where we started just pressure washing the car the car is already completely different Which is really cool to see and now it is time to move to the next step which is just following your simple two bucket method wash process For this karo is a little bit difficult to wash the car completely in a shaded environment But I highly recommend for you guys washing your cars at home make sure you try to do it in the dusk or early morning because you want to make sure that there is Shade on the car So that way the paint doesn’t dry and get any water spots But for my case since I’m doing pink correction later on I wasn’t overly worried with the water drying and leaving any sort of spotting For all the lettering and emblems I like to use these bristle brushes to get into those spots that I wouldn’t be able to with my wash mitt They do a really good job at cleaning those areas efficiently For the convertible top, I’m just using simple green all-purpose cleaner. This is to remove any staining or any of them mold That is kind of embedded in the fibers And then I’m using my drill brush which is a Softer bristle than I typically use on carpet to agitate and get that stirred lifted to the surface so that way it can be rinsed off Now for the wheels I have about seven different brushes that I can use depending on the type of rim, but for these rims I’m just using a brush to scrub the tire itself. I have a wash mitt for the inside of the wheel well
And the inner lip of that fender and then I’m using these different brushes that actually Bend and flex To get inside the wheel drum in the back of the spokes in the caliper Now the first step in paint correction is to clay the car clean is actually really really simple you just kind of spray it with Some sort of lubricant you can use wash soap or a quick detailer like I use and just take a small piece of clay flatten out and lightly glide it across the surface to remove any surface contaminants you want to do this so that way any debris doesn’t get embedded in your pads to cause any further scratching Now for the polishing stage I’m using a one-step polish compound and an orange cutting pad and you want to start in a small surface area with your polisher on a low-speed To just get the product across that panel so that way it doesn’t get flung everywhere Before I knock it up to a speed five or six Now with just one pass you can see how well the finish is turning out how glossy and shiny is and then here you can Actually see the left side is a little bit hazy compared to the right side, which is actually a mirror-like finish So continue this process of cleaning and polishing the car all the way around before we go ahead and put on our topper wax One tip that I have is if you’re polishing to always wear some sort of respirator because as your polish starts breaking down and Cleaning up your paint. You also get some dusting. So if you’re outside, it’s not as big of a deal I still recommend one but if you’re inside Definitely wear some sort of dust mask so that way you’re not breathing in those particles And then also if you’re doing the side panels Definitely pull up some sort of chair to sit on because your back will definitely thank you after you’re done Now for the final step process, I’m actually using this wax from Chemical Guys it’s called butter wax It’s a synthetic wax that goes on really really easily and comes off easily as well And I’ve never used it on a paint that didn’t make it look really really wet and shiny especially on even white cars So I really like this wax as a final step simple process compared to something a little bit more intricate There’s many different products for the convertible top that you can use but in this case, I’m just using plain old Scotchgard It works really well as a UV protectant but also as a water repellent, so I’m going to be applying it to the entire Convertible top. And in this case. I was able to just get away with using one can to do so For the tires, I’m using 303 tire bomb this stuff is actually Really really nice smelling and goes on really really easily enough so that I actually like to use it on trim as well And for those harder to reach spots on the plastic trim I’m using the same foam brush as I use for the interior as the exterior to get those spots covered with the 303 bomb I Want you guys to let me know in the comments below if you like the interior or the exterior better? I feel like these before and after shots of the exterior turned out insane I was blown away that the paint was in such good condition after it’s been sitting for so long and once it was pressure washed off just by doing a Single-stage polish and then a single coat of wax. The paint literally looks brand new So I was super pleased with the results. If you guys liked this video, make sure you give it a big thumbs up Let me know in the comments below what video you guys want to see next and I’ll see you in the next one. Bye guys

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100 Comments

  1. Just discovered your channel about 45 minutes ago. It’s so relaxing and fun to watch. Thanks for uploading as soon as i finished the interior of the car 😂. Also i’m clicking that bell rn

  2. You should post the price of the jobs you do to give us a good idea of how much it would cost us to do kind of the same jobs

  3. Thanks for great videos and always going into great details about the products and how to use them and for the links too:)

  4. Outstanding work!!!!

    One request:
    To include headlight restoration in the detailing. This one finalizing piece will truly make the cars POP!!!

  5. Not to down your work, because you did a marvelous job there… but this is why I am always very, VERY careful when looking for a 'new' used car.
    Many think since the car's been shined up like that, it's in a good condition, since 'the owner clearly put so much work into having it all clean and proper', but honestly, your work here shows how much you can clean up a car that's been standing like ten years in the woods without any maintenance at all, and you'd not even know it.
    I fully understand that people clean cars and shine them up, and such, and I also know that many people do it for shipping purposes and so that the repair teams in the shops don't have to work on moldy and disgusting cars.
    But I always get anxious if I see really shined up old cars with not a lot of miles on the bank for their age, and always think "Did it stand in some kind of Garage, without anyone looking at it?" now.

  6. Honestly, I wanna know if that car is working still, I haven't watch through all the way yet but I'm very curious to know if it runs after years of it being off 😊

  7. Doesn't anyone ever think that people just make their car really dirty to make him feel good or just to get on his channel???

  8. it would be good not to clean, with the pressure washer, the motor, since you can break, or make a circuit break, it is better to clean it with a damp cloth, and with a wide brush

  9. Just found one of your videos by accident but oh my how Im so glad I did. I love it and have started watching them all. I subscribed to your channel. Keep up the good work!

  10. So been watching your videos just recently and I have on question…Engine bays? What is a good and safe way to clean one. I drive a diesel and she is pretty dirty just don't want to damage something. Any suggestions?

  11. The EPA's take on ozone as a mold killer.

    https://www.epa.gov › ozone-genera…
    Web results
    Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners | Indoor Air … – EPA

  12. Only thing i will say, you shouldve decontaminated the car entirely before starting polishing. Its more efficient that way so your dont lose your "groove" when polishing, etc

  13. Somehow I came across your channel. Literally this is so satisfying for people who like clean things! Idk how people’s cars even get like this. Most likely mine never did because since I got my first car my dad was huge on me making sure it was detailed at least once a month. I definitely appreciate it now that I’m 30! Cars are not garbage cans !! Amazing time and effort you put into these.

  14. I would've thumbsed up this video if it weren't for the 37 O'Reilly's commercials I had to watch!!!!!!!! Thumbs downed instead!!!

  15. Thank you for giving me something interesting to watch on YouTube. Love these type of videos. You Da Man! 😎👍

  16. I just wanted to mention this to people that will use the wheel cleaner. Try not to leave it to where it dries or sits to long on the rim itself. Only because it will leave brown stains especially on alloy wheels.

  17. James – I love your videos. I just can't stop watching you clean these cars. I'm not sure what makes it so satisfying (even therapeutic in a way), but I just spent about three hours watching you transform a bunch of really disgusting cars. To answer my own question, I think my love of cars, obsession with cleaning them, and my love of VWs (for this video in particular) may have something to do with the enjoyment I get from watching. Keep it up! Newly subscribed with notifications and a bunch of likes!

  18. I am hooked. You ability to transform these cars show how much love and dedication you put in your work. I look forward to the next videos, and what products you are using.

  19. I just started following you a couple of days ago, but I'm already really enjoying this channel. The amount of time and effort you put into cleaning everything is what makes it worth the while.

  20. U don't sandpaper the headlights? That'll make them look brand new and finish off the exterior rather than having everything nice and shiny and dull headlights.

  21. Now completely hooked on your videos! I thought I knew what I was doing but am picking up so many great insights! Never mind that I’ve just spent more money on more tools and product!😂

  22. Really good work! I realize this is a detailing show, but i wish you could have refinished the wheels (to get rid of those ugly stains) and de-fogged the headlights. Again – great job!

  23. I love cleaning videos cause i have OCD but i've never seen such a satisfying and very good cleaning proses for cars 🙂
    hope you keep it up

  24. Faltaría haber pulido los faros delanteros y traseros, hidratar las gomas de las puertas, una limpieza en los tubos de escape y limpieza de los cristales. Por últimos un descontaminante férrico antes de la claybar.

  25. I love both exterior and interior video of this car. But for exterior part you did an excellent job except one part…the headlights. You should use some kind of restore kit. It’s like buying a brand new suit and shoes but walking around with fogging eye glasses. But other than that great job like always.

  26. First definitely you need to move to Gainesville, FL so that you can wash my cars HONESTLY super AWESOME. But you didn't say or showed, did the car could be turn on and driven ? ? ?

  27. … and then you take the car to a body shop and have them replace the top and do all the body work that’s needed. 👍

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