Cleaning The Dirtiest Car Interior Ever! Complete Disaster Full Interior Car Detailing A Ford Escape

[Music] what’s up guys welcome back to Stauffer Garage today I am doing a disaster deep clean transformation of the.

[Music] what’s up guys welcome back to Stauffer Garage today I am doing a disaster deep clean transformation of the dirtiest car I could find on Facebook marketplace I picked this car up for a whopping six hundred dollars it drove home but from these shots you guys can tell that the interior is definitely the reason why I picked it up for $600 so I’m excited to transform this car make it look like new again show you guys all of the steps and all the tools that I used to make it happen and if you guys like these sort of videos make sure you give this video a big thumbs up and subscribe and turn on notifications so you do not miss out on any new deep cleans that I have coming out in the near future with that being said let’s get started and the first step we’re going to do is we’re gonna pull everything out of the vehicle all the trash all the crap definitely wearing gloves maybe doubling it up double bag in it and cleaning everything out of it that I can pull out of it without using a vacuum first seeing the real stains seen what’s underneath some of this trash getting a better idea and chucking all this stuff in the trash can as fast as I can [Music] now taking out the seats might seem insane to do but in this case with this type of vehicle and how trashed it is it made complete sense to pull as much out of the car as possible to get to all those spots that would be super hard to get to with an extractor so for all of you guys that weren’t sure if I was telling the truth about this being the worst detail I’ve ever done I’m hoping these before shots and as I’m going through this car you guys truly understand the magnitude of the filth on this vehicle I’m actually even surprised myself once I took the seats out how much stuff was underneath those the good news is with it all out of the vehicle it makes it easier to get all of the different areas where like I pulled off that chunk of moldy chicken nuggets like I don’t even know why people drove around this car I’m definitely getting my money’s worth for 600 bucks and definitely getting a challenge I might try to pull off some more panels too just to try to minimize how much dirts left I mean it’s just this is this is intense so let’s get everything out you get the seats out in the front get the center console out and then we’ll start the vacuuming [Music] so this is what I found once it took the seats out which is exactly why I wanted to do it in the first place and what I’m going to go ahead and do is pick up all of the bigger pieces that might get stuck in the shop back because that’s the last thing that I want to have happen since I’m gonna be using an extractor to get out the stains and the dirt within the carpet fibers itself the main purpose of the vacuuming stage is just to get the larger stuff out of the carpet off the surface within a reasonable amount of time so if you guys saw our little friend that was crawling out of that center console box at the very beginning of this video I want you guys to leave a hashtag below hashtag roach motel you guys won’t believe how many dead roaches I found within the video you might be able to pick them out like almost like Where’s Waldo and some of these shots but it was straight-up disgusting but I want to see that hashtag in the comments below [Music] so this car in particular had dirt in every possible location so that was the main reason why I took off all the door seals all the panels took out the whole glovebox component because underneath it was still some more trash and plus with all of that liquid and crap that had kind of solidified in those cupholders and around emergency brake it made complete sense in this case to kind of disassemble the interior as much as physically possible [Music] one tip I have for you guys that if you’re planning to do a large section of carpet cleaning in your car or home or wherever I recommend picking up one of these spray bottles which you can get at any hardware store that they would use for like fertilizer or some sort of bug spray that you would use outside your house and makes life easier to take a liquid carpet cleaner dilute it down within that bottle but you’re not using that trigger pump spray bottle and you’re risk getting all tired and your fingers hurting afterwards this just makes it so much easier to get enough of the fluid down it’s that way when you bust out your drill brush you have enough fluid on the surface to agitate the carpet and get the job done [Music] and this is the first detail that I’ve been able to use my new Sandia extractor which has been a lifesaver especially when it came to this video I couldn’t have imagined doing this job with the old equipment that I had been using because of the magnitude of this actual cleaning I couldn’t have done it without this tool so I highly recommend it after this job I had no issues it did an amazing job at extracting so if you guys are interested in picking up any of the tools or products that I use I definitely have them listed in the description box below for you guys [Music] if you guys could only imagine trying to do this exact same job with the seats in and that center console and just imagine how much carpet I would have missed getting to if those components were still in here which is why I took him out for this specific job so here are the results after doing a single pass with the extractor I am now doing a second pass because these carpets were so saturated with just pure luck that a second pass was definitely something that needed to be done [Music] the solution that I’m using is actually from Chemical Guys it’s a carpet cleaning solution that gets diluted down in this case I used about a ten to one ratio which if you guys don’t know what that means it’s just you’re using ten parts water to one part cleaning solution and I mix that inside my spray bottle or in this case inside of my extractor as well [Music] one of the things that I wish that you guys could honestly experience is the smell that this car emits like it is it’s one of those smells that when you breathe it in it lingers for like two to three days like I can still smell it to this moment it mean it it was just it was horrible that’s all I can say it was probably the worst smell I’ve ever experienced [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] hi guys today is a new day I wasn’t able to get the whole detail done in one day but it worked out well because I was able to leave the car open and let all those carpets dry out after doing those two passes with the extractor today is gonna be focused on getting these seats completely clean these are the ones that are gonna need all the work so using the extractor using everything I can to get these all clean but what I’m gonna do first is all of these plastic panels including the glovebox and center console I’m just gonna take those outside and hit them with a pressure washer so for the seats and the carpet in the back trunk I’m going to be using essentially the same process what we need to do first is obviously vacuum the surface then we’re going to apply our cleaner and then we’re going to use our drill brush to agitate the surface to get that dirt lifted up from the fibers and then follow up with our extractor [Music] if you are planning on taking out seats or any of the components that you can work on outside of the vehicle I highly recommend getting some sort of fold up table or if you have a workbench using that to work on instead of having to bend over to put them on the ground because one it’s easier to keep a table clean but also you’re saving your back and your body some of that stress [Music] [Music] so depending on what kind of seats you guys are cleaning if you want to use a drill brush make sure you’re using it on a fabric type seat that is not super old that is not delicate that doesn’t have any rips or tears because they can be somewhat aggressive depending on the type of surface that it is I would not recommend using a drill brush on leather but for majority of fabric seats that are fairly new that don’t have any rips they do an amazing job at aggravating the surface to get that dirt lifted for your extractor [Music] I will say that I was actually blown away with the results of just a single pass on these seats how much dirt came out of them how clean they got and then once I was done with extracting all of these different components I sat him outside in the hot Sun to dry [Music] now for the back of the seats where there was leather and then also on the side bolsters where you have those plastic panels in the recline knob I’m just using my all-purpose cleaner that is diluted 20 to 1 in a microfiber towel to wipe down those surfaces also make sure you don’t forget about extracting the headrest because that is a spot that you definitely want to clean if you’re buying a used car [Music] [Music] so now it is time to move to the panels I’m actually starting with the front passenger side and kind of working my way around the vehicle to the driver side what I’m using is my all-purpose cleaner which is diluted to 20 to 1 and I have a soft bristle brush that I’m using to kind of aggravate the surface to get in some of those cracks that you kind of see on a panel [Music] once I have the surface clean I’m following up with my Chemical Guys soak and shine which is just a topper surface that is a UV protectant it also gives it that nice matte finish that I like [Music] [Music] for the windows I’m using invisible glass and I’m just spraying my microfiber towel before wiping the windows clean [Music] [Music] like I mentioned earlier having some sort of surface to work on especially in this case where I had all of these panels pulled out of the car I can now work with them on this surface to get them cleaned with my all-purpose cleaner and then following up with my topper coat [Music] now that all those panels are clean it is time to move to the dashboard which in this case I’m using all of the same different chemicals that I’ve already talked about before but I know that everybody’s mentioned about using the Magic Eraser for mr. clean I have not tried that yet I didn’t have any on hand but I was definitely going to try it on some of these plastic panels to see how it did so if you actually have you ever used a magic eraser on your car let me know in the comments below how it turned out [Music] one tool that I like to use especially when it comes to cleaning the dashboard in any of the different buttons and components are these black soft bristle brushes that I’m showing in the video if you guys want to check those out definitely go to the link in the description box below they are one tool that I cannot recommend enough especially when it comes to getting into those different cracks and crevices inside your vehicles [Applause] [Music] [Music] one tip when doing a detail is make sure you’re articulating the steering wheel up and down you’re moving the buttons back and forth and you’re making sure you’re getting every possible motion of that actual component to get that dirt and grime out of those areas [Music] [Applause] [Music] prising Lee the headliner in this vehicle was actually pretty good condition I didn’t have any stains or anything to get to I definitely do need to do some sort of odor bomb in this car itself to kind of get some smells out of it but for right now the headliner was fairly clean and so were the visors but now that I’ve done all of the dashboard components it is now time to start reassembling all the plastic panels that had pulled out previously [Music] once I have all the plastic panels in it is now time to put the seats back into the vehicle [Music] so here’s the moment that you guys have all been waiting for the before and after shots of this transformation which to be honest I almost want to sell it back or try to sell it back to the person I bought it from because I don’t think they’re gonna have any idea that this was the car that they sold me like it is a completely different vehicle after this transformation and I couldn’t be more impressed with the results [Music] [Music] so thank you guys for watching today’s video and if you’re not subscribed hit the subscribe button below and let me know in the comments below what was like the most insane transformation portion of this video was at the seats the carpet all of the above let me know in the comments below and thank you guys for being awesome and I’ll see you in the next video bye guys

100 thoughts on “Cleaning The Dirtiest Car Interior Ever! Complete Disaster Full Interior Car Detailing A Ford Escape”

  1. Stauffer!😵 Blown away! That was amazing work. Keep up the great work and I’ll be honest, I don’t think your gonna find a dirty car than #roachmotel!

  2. You know you didn’t have to go through all this just put a full tank of fuel in and then just throw a match in the tank..

  3. When he said the smell of the car lingered i have a smell of going to surgery and the room was filled with plastic and I can still smell the smell of the room 7 years later and I am 11

  4. You deserved more subscribers, you clean all day and by watching this I feel tired. I hope you can post more videos like this.

  5. Standing o for the time and effort spent restoring this back to life! Great job and thanks for the inspiration for my own before + after channel!

  6. Him: cleaning his car with pressure washer, fancy scrubber, fancy products, and taking out everything.

    Me: using clorex wipes to deep clean my car and my little brother to get things from small spaces.

  7. Your a magician!! It’s such a huge transformation. I am having so much trouble to to find a matte finish on the panels, doors, etc. all I can get and have done is to slick. Can you please please help me?

  8. Beautiful work! And how about cleaning up your speech habits? Your channel will sound even better if you get rid of upspeak and vocal fry. Seriously.



    YOU R THE BEST! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  10. Wow! Wonderful job! My dad was a wholesaler, so I grew up detailing cars. I can’t say I enjoyed it, but I sure do know how to make any vehicle look brand new again. I even had to detail engines. I remember when my dad bought vehicles like this one. It was surprising how gross people can be… I remember the smell; it never goes away completely.

    You might try using an ozone generator to remove the smell. I hope you bombed the car first. Those critters will find a new home.

    The ozone generator kills all living things (bacteria/viruses/bugs) and removes the odor. Never breathe it in while it is running. You can order one from Amazon for around one hundred dollars. My dad usually replaced the carpet when it was that bad, so great job on cleaning it that well. The smell is in the carpet and padding. A trick I used on the bad stains on the carpet was Dawn dish soap mixed with carbonator cleaner. It works miracles. I am a girl who is grateful for the experience, but now would rather watch your videos. I am so excited to show this video to my son and my father. He bought and sold tens of thousands of cars. The stories he can tell… I can show my son what we use to do… You make it look easy. It takes hours upon hours to complete such a job! Have a beautiful day!

  11. Roaches?! No, that’s where I gotta draw the line. Surprised your partner let you come in the house without one of those decontamination showers…

  12. Omg at the start I wouldn’t be able to even go in. I’m a germathobe and I have really bad ocd can anyone relate?
    The end looks great tho well done👏🏻

  13. Can't believe you have never used magic eraser! Please give it a try because that stuff is amazing and works wonders on almost any hard surface, even glass! There's a good reason why it is called magic eraser, because the stuff really is magic!

  14. Just came across your channel. I would’ve taken the carpet all the way out, you’re still going to have funky residue on the floor pans that your extractor won’t remove.

  15. Reminds me of cleaning our youngest's bedroom after freshman year college move-in! Not quite #roachmotel, but we did find a moldy sandwich behind the chest of drawers . . .

  16. I am detailing a van we just picked up and paid cash for. It also has cockroaches and mold. I just ordered a brush for my drill, I'm going to use the extractor on my carpet shampooer. You mentioned an odor bomb. I need one desperately. Brand recommend? Are they just called odor bombs? This car was smoked in. I came inside after scrubbing and one of my kids said I smell like the car. I can't handle that. Thanks for your video and the tips! The vehicle I am scrubbing is my biggest detail job to date. It's going to take a few days to make it ours.

  17. This is the first video I’ve watch, and I think I have a new obsession of watching cars get detailed 😂 this is so satisfying!!

  18. It looks like the previous owner was like i will clean tomorrow and kept procrastinating until one fine day they said its better to sell it than to clean it

  19. Unless there is a rubber mat at the bottom of the carpet or some sort of insulting material that will stop dirt from flowing through the pores on to the floor, I think the carpet should have been removed

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