Steam Cleaning Your Car With The Karcher SC2 | How-To Steam Clean | FocusOnDetailing

2 may 2020
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Steam Cleaning Your Car With The Karcher SC2 | How-To Steam Clean | FocusOnDetailing

This upload incorporates the perks of steam cleaning, how to use a steam cleaner and reviewing the Karcher SC2!
I use a several cars to display just how to go about it with the varying surfaces. From vinyl, leather, fabric and so on.

Steam cleaning is an amazing thing, great for car detailing but it does come with some things to be wary of. This is touched upon in the video.
The Karcher SC2 is a great little machine that is affordable and works very well! I believe it's perfect for those that want an introduction into the car steam cleaning scene. I do have one main issue with it though!

I hope you enjoy/enjoyed this video!

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  • The steam generator cleans the joints between the ceramic tiles well. Hard-to-reach places. Slits. But keep in mind that this is hot steam! You can just ruin the leather steering wheel, the leather seats. You may have the plastic come loose from the dashboard. The steam generator can be used to wash the engine. And for the interior, it is better to use a tornado, a washing vacuum cleaner and most importantly-good chemistry ( cleaning liquids) Парогенератор хорошо чистит швы между керамической плиткой. Труднодоступные места. Щели. Но имейте в виду, что это горячий пар! Вы просто можете испортить кожаный руль, кожаные сиденья. У вас может отклеиться пластик от приборной панели. Парогенератор можно использовать для мытья двигателя. А для салона лучше использовать торнадор, моющий пылесос и самое главное- хорошую химию ( чистящие жидкости)

    AlexandrAlexandrHace 14 días
  • The steamer being held in the start of clip actually took the enamel off my gas stove/cooker

    MeMnOn1000bc ShEpHeRdKiNgSMeMnOn1000bc ShEpHeRdKiNgSHace 25 días
  • great video, very crappy steamer!!! i had one, an SC2, which i used no more than 10 times over a period of 3 years. the steaming was good but the cap would get stuck. in the end i could not open it. i tried everything. although karcher is normally a good product this particular model is one to avoid. flawed in design with no solution from karcher.

    jayne doughjayne doughHace 28 días
  • Steam clean skin and electronics? I wonder how it will appeal to electronics over the next 4 months. Within 2 years, the leather cover is destroyed. A really intelligent guide to cleaning the vehicle interior. An immediate result, which, however, will irreversibly damage the skin and electronics in the future.

    prof. Piérre Manimont DrScprof. Piérre Manimont DrScHace un mes
  • Wow. nice vid. thx. but what about the exterior? can we use this machine on the hood? for example; first, pre-washing with a proper shampoo and water, then using the sc2 with a towel, wash and dry? do you recommend this or would it harm the paint, or leave scratches?

    Gurur AkkaşGurur AkkaşHace un mes
  • I like the new car smell so I'll give this steam clean a miss 👍

    Jack KingJack KingHace un mes
  • The nozzle you chose covered a broad sweep, there are narrower jets available from the clip-on nozzle cover tips. Also a “cold” day is relative, temperature and humidity data would be more helpful. I’d suggest a dry atmosphere with low or indoor, domestic humidity and reasonable airflow to draw away the steam via ambient thermal action. As you want to get a dash clean does it recommend this method or, specifically not, in your driver’s manual,? Warranties from self-induced condensate damage are either rare, or prohibitive.

    Mudge07Mudge07Hace un mes
  • ALL steam cleaners spit water under fill it and you should be good. AND before pulling the trigger shoot it to the ground till you get steam.

    peabodypeabodyHace 2 meses
  • How would it go on canvas seat covers?

    Aleisha AdamsAleisha AdamsHace 3 meses
  • Be weary near plastic.

    Anthony XuerebAnthony XuerebHace 3 meses
  • How practical and effective is steam cleaning? I experimented with a budget handheld steamer and wasn’t impressed. It loosened gunk on plastic surfaces but didn’t degrease. Furthermore, the steam wasn’t forceful. It was more akin to fog, which made it impossible to see what I was cleaning. I think I’ll stick to cleaners.

    Ty CoxTy CoxHace 3 meses
    • With a proper machine -not this water spray but say McCulloch MC1375- you would be amazed how much dirt it can clean from all surfaces. I use it to mop my floors, without using any chemicals and gives me much better results compared to nasty smelly allergy inducing (asthma) pinesol stuff :) I also used it on my car once but since I already keep my car tiptop, steaming it is not usually required.

      MadComputerHalMadComputerHalHace 3 meses
  • Can you make a video on how to clean the whole car ? My car is supposed to have a gold-ish color but it's almost black from the inside 😂 And I want to clean the outside too and the tires and the motor and all. Please if you can do a video on a full car wash with which machines to buy and which products to use !! Here's a subscribe for the great content !!

    A BA BHace 3 meses
  • ты же был рядом, почему не почистил ремень безопасности?! почему никто ремень не чистит?!

    egurt egurtovichegurt egurtovichHace 3 meses
  • Great review, I just got a McCulloch MC1385 can't wait to use it on my car!

    alvin kadaalvin kadaHace 3 meses
  • Omg that car was disgusting! Lol Really could have used this when I detailed a Toyota pickup owned by a chain smoker. Had to use soft scrub with bleach, scrub sponges and razor blades to get the crap off the windows.

    Tami QTami QHace 3 meses
  • Nice review and pretty much spot on. I’ve been using my SC3 that i originally bought for home use use since I started getting serious for detailing about 3 years ago. In Australia where do you recommend looking for the next step up in steam cleaners. OS ESwindowrs sprout on about the McCulloch 1375, but no one online seems to stock it here that I can find. What is your recommendation as a next step up in steam cleaners that is available here? Thanks, Lloyd

    In Detail Car Care SolutionsIn Detail Car Care SolutionsHace 5 meses
  • HM these steam machine

    Jerome ToribioJerome ToribioHace 5 meses
  • 245 dollars ? its 108 Euros in Latvia. :D

    Andis CērpiņšAndis CērpiņšHace 5 meses
    • @420 All day shipping like 1M dollar's

      Andis CērpiņšAndis CērpiņšHace 5 meses
  • thanks for video, I've just got SC1, will try it on oily kitchen.

    ZIlberbotZIlberbotHace 5 meses
  • Steam is like above 100 degrees Celsius Is it safe on plastic Dashboard Seats ?

    MS JMS JHace 5 meses
  • hello friends, can someone help me, I found an old karcher sc1002 in the cellar, with the safety cap completely blocked, I had to force it to open, now I have it cap is bare (without the black cover and spring etc), but when I close the metal part of the cap, it comes out of the pressurized water, through a very small hole in the middle I checked how much the cap costs: 45 dollars !! real theft since the karcher today isn't worth more than $ 20 so it's not a good buy. my question is, can i find a standard plug, universal or otherwise, on aliexpress or amazon, ebay etc? (not more than 10 dollars otherwise it is not worth it, it is too old) I thought of another trick, maybe I can plug the hole in the middle with something, making it waterproof, I will open it each time with pliers, but the time to find a solution? hole in my opinion has only one role of reassembling the plastic cover by way of safety

    AnoAnoHace 5 meses
  • I have the SC3 Premium, can I also use it to clean the exterior?

    Hafeizh Putra AstianHafeizh Putra AstianHace 5 meses
  • A video that proves that even a plain tool can become like a surgical knife in the hands of an expert, or like a sledgehammer in the hands of someone who doesn't know what he's doing.

    Paul-Sebastian ManolePaul-Sebastian ManoleHace 6 meses
  • Can you steam clean my car 😫

    Cayla RileyCayla RileyHace 6 meses
  • no no no, no way would I let that ANYWHERE near my dash, steam and electronics is a bad combination

    AdrianJayeOnlineAdrianJayeOnlineHace 6 meses
    • Should have seen my gas stove in my kitchen after using the steamer, it blew the enamel off around the burners.

      MeMnOn1000bc ShEpHeRdKiNgSMeMnOn1000bc ShEpHeRdKiNgSHace 25 días
    • Y tho?

      IlkerBeatzIlkerBeatzHace 5 meses
  • Very objective and unbiased review. 👍

    wong ykwong ykHace 6 meses
  • What is the cost in India ? Mumbai

    Vikas DhumalVikas DhumalHace 6 meses
  • got this Karcher SC2 2 years ago just used it few times, it spits out a lot of water and continuously steams for about 20 seconds then the heating kicks in and u need to wait 10s to generate a good bit of steam again and so on. i wouldn't recommend it, better off saving some money and buy yourself a machine that's used in a professional environment as this is just a sexy look hobby machine and not a hard working one :))

    mOnDySsmOnDySsHace 6 meses
  • Hi, by the way all Kärcher Steamers actually disinfect surfaces from bacteria and famous viruses such as the “c” word. All the steamers have this certification including the SC2.

    Alonso SuitoAlonso SuitoHace 7 meses
  • Thermostar is much better 👌🏻 for more infos dm me 👍🏻

    VenomPlayzVenomPlayzHace 7 meses
  • He looks like a bootleg mark whalberg

    ABABHace 7 meses
  • To disinfect with steam hold it over an area for 30 seconds according to karcher

    hakman239hakman239Hace 7 meses
  • Thank you so much for your detailed review about SC2. It helped me lot to choose in between SC2 and SC3. Greetings from India 🙏🏻.

    Abhishek JedheAbhishek JedheHace 7 meses
  • You are only meant to fill it 3/4 with water and allow it to heat up properly then it wont spit out water, sometimes even half full...

    Vic B.Vic B.Hace 7 meses
  • Can you use this INSTEAD of APC on the interior plastic/dash surfaces? Just wondering, because it could save me quite a bit of time if that's the case

    Mark JMark JHace 7 meses
  • I have done!! But I think it can damage the paint, my car is black. I ask??? If it touches the painting like I do, am I not damaging the painting? because I notice the microfiber cloths are all black with paint color.

    Ana RamosAna RamosHace 7 meses
  • My karcher sc1.0202 when I fill it with 1ltr it overflows but when I tilt the steam cleaner the water level goes down how come it does that it says it holds 1l?

    hakman239hakman239Hace 7 meses
  • If starting steam car washing businesses is this ok for this mechine.

    praveen Ppraveen PHace 8 meses
    • Noo sir

      Saifullah Abdul HameedSaifullah Abdul HameedHace 4 meses
  • does it kill mites in cars?

    ana garciaana garciaHace 8 meses
  • Is this cordless (with a battery inside)? Or does it have to be connected to power outlet all the time when we use it?

    anzai onceanzai onceHace 8 meses
    • Power outlet

      Andrew ShellyAndrew ShellyHace 2 meses
  • How do the attachments stand the heat? Many steam cleaner's attachments wear out quickly from the heat.

    Boyo1956Boyo1956Hace 8 meses
  • Can i use these for my car extereur? (Carroserie)

    Mr SosaMr SosaHace 8 meses
  • Thanks for your review. How long does the SC2 take to heat up. And around how many minutes can you use it until you have to refill or wait for it to heat up again.

    Samantha MaSamantha MaHace 8 meses
  • I have recently bought a Karcher SC3. Abut more money, but the reviews were far better, and only 30 seconds heat up.

    MarisMarisHace 8 meses
  • Would you recommend this or have any other to clean the seats of a car?

    Juan David Giraldo AlzateJuan David Giraldo AlzateHace 8 meses
  • Great detailed (no pun intended) video! I use another brand of cleaner and have the same issue with excess water, so it might just be a feature of the lower end steamers. It's also awesome to see a fellow Aussie uploading quality utube vids! Sub earned.

    Greg NortonGreg NortonHace 8 meses
    • Hi I use a polti exterminator it’s temp is 140 at the tank but 180 at nozzle as it has a heating element in the nozzle(patented) to polti so no water drips at all !

      Richard MathersRichard MathersHace 20 días
  • looks like you know what you are talking about. Much more than me =D have you heard of EVO 304 from a company called Tecnovap? it might me waaay overkill. 8bar pressure...180degrees celcius....says it has only 5% water in the steam. Do not know if that actually is a thing. That sc2 "hot" is the steam?

    rosewell1983rosewell1983Hace 8 meses
  • You need to let people know they should use distilled water or they will eventually run into issues.

    T JT JHace 8 meses
    • Depends where you live. We don't have 'hard' water where I am, and I doubt tap water is going to do any harm unless you're going to not empty any excess when you're finished.

      chocolate squigglechocolate squiggleHace 8 meses
  • Is there a lot difference between SC3 and SC 2? I'm still confused which one should i buy for my mini workshop. 😊 Thanks for the review, great video.

    Bhaskara AgustiarsoBhaskara AgustiarsoHace 8 meses
    • The SC3 is 400w more.

      Ibn AdamIbn AdamHace 3 meses
    • @Bhaskara Agustiarso Good choice, SC3 is boiling the water in 30 seconds - 1 minute, all the rest including the most expensive one are much slower.

      Kris DebKris DebHace 8 meses
    • @DIGITAL AVATAR Thanks mate, go for SC3 :))

      Bhaskara AgustiarsoBhaskara AgustiarsoHace 8 meses
    • @Hayden Calvert Yeah, in my environment is a hard water. Thanks for your advice mate

      Bhaskara AgustiarsoBhaskara AgustiarsoHace 8 meses
    • The SC3 also has the descaling cartridge, so if you live in an area with hard water you'd definitely want that

      Hayden CalvertHayden CalvertHace 8 meses
  • You said there is superior stuff out there. Like what??

    Jennie RedRoseJennie RedRoseHace 8 meses
    • Jetvac is more professional grade I believe and the McCulloch MC1275 is really popular too but mainly in the USA due to easier access than here in Australia

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 8 meses
  • Nice

    ReddylionReddylionHace 9 meses
  • This Product kills corona viruse to

    TRUE SIDETRUE SIDEHace 9 meses
  • Mine broke down very fast. In overall, i'm not a kärcher fan. Cheap build products

    Bread GarlichouseBread GarlichouseHace 9 meses
  • Probably well worth it, just for the car seat cleaning alone!

    Mark JMark JHace 9 meses
    • its best buy man

      Ivan ArsicIvan ArsicHace 7 meses
  • i wouldn't recommend steam cleaning the rim of steering wheels tbh

    bidderman1969bidderman1969Hace 9 meses
    • And spraying hot steam onto the infotainment system? 😳

  • Thanks for the warts and all review on the Karcher. Honesty is always appreciated on any product. And advice on recommended way of using it. Excellant. Thanks, I now have subscribed. 👍

    jhndijkmanjhndijkmanHace 9 meses
  • I had an SC2 for 6 months ..only used it for tiled floors..careful use..It was very annoying, do a small section then have to wait for the machine to be ready to carry on (reheat)..Then I was using the machine and where the hose goes into the machine if exploded and pressurised boiling water went everywhere. I wasn't impressed with this machine at all and the pipe itself got extremely hot and it stings when brushing bare legs. I had a full refund and purchased a different make. Apparently the more expensive SC3 has better steam pressure. Only one cleaning pad supplied , could really do with 2 .. I believe its now been discontinued, one of the reason for a refund not a replacement

    Philip LambPhilip LambHace 9 meses
  • Can this be used to clean the exterior of the car and remove dust ?

    Rashid AL-Rashid AL-Hace 10 meses
    • I use it for my exhaust tips, carwindows and chrome trim but not really on the paint. You can use it on the paint as long as you keep moving don't heat the paint up to much.

      petrol stationpetrol stationHace 6 meses
    • Yes. As a bonus it will remove the paint/finish too.

      Varun MuriyanatVarun MuriyanatHace 9 meses
  • I love my Dupray Hill injection steam cleaner ,next to zero water droplets and the pressure is great keep up the good vids

    R DehR DehHace 10 meses
    • @Jennie RedRose It's just the same, seen this Dupray - exactly like Karcher and Karcher is cheaper. This guy is just pitching this cleaner to you.

      Kris DebKris DebHace 8 meses
    • Tell me about the dupray hill. Hardly any one on you tube has put up videos on it. What it like?

      Jennie RedRoseJennie RedRoseHace 8 meses
  • Thanks for the video

    Mauricio ChavesMauricio ChavesHace 10 meses
  • u deserve more subs. well edited. im. jelous

    randomrazrrandomrazrHace 10 meses
    • Thanks man! The subs are slowly increasing! Can't complain haha

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 10 meses
  • can clean windows blinds

    angela tangela tHace 10 meses
  • Its good for professional use?

    Christopher Kurnia PChristopher Kurnia PHace 10 meses
    • Sure is!

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 10 meses
  • Hey mate, thanks for the review. I've been considering using a steamer for a while, but with an integrated vacuum function, e.g the Matrix SV4. Do you think an integrated vacuum system would much better than steam alone?

    Jim LawJim LawHace 10 meses
    • Looks like a serious machine! I believe it would help in the cleaning process although using this steamer was plenty in my case. I already have a shampooer and decent vacuum but having them integrated would be handy in someway shape or form like the one you've listed

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 10 meses
  • Can i filled up hot water to Sc2 water tank?

    Ahmad NazriAhmad NazriHace 10 meses
  • Will it be good for cleaning the engine??

    dimitris lonerdimitris lonerHace 10 meses
    • Apsolutely

      Ivan ArsicIvan ArsicHace 7 meses
    • Sure would be!

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 10 meses
  • Thanks for the no b/s review . Lived it👍

    Mark PayneMark PayneHace 11 meses
    • dunno if anyone gives a shit but yesterday I hacked my gfs Instagram account using InstaPortal. Just google for it enjoy!

      Ezekiel MohamedEzekiel MohamedHace un mes
    • Thanks for the comment! Glad you enjoyed it

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 11 meses
  • Is there another machine you might use that addresses the excess water issue?

    Ross ChessherRoss ChessherHace 11 meses
    • McCulloch have some quality steam cleaners that get a lot of attention from other detailers. Unfortunately for me in Australia they're not as accessible as Karcher

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 11 meses
  • Been detailing for 8 years now , I use this machine and had zero issues. Yes there is excess water as stated in the video. But all in all. 9/10 for sure - happy derailing lads

    Dingo DadDingo DadHace 11 meses
    • Is your SC2 made in China?

      Bhaskara AgustiarsoBhaskara AgustiarsoHace un mes
  • Thanks mate been looking at the SC2 at Bunnings for a while great video

    Emidio GEmidio GHace 11 meses
    • So far I'm really liking it 👍 Thanks for the comment!

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 11 meses
  • nice video as usual... have you ever tried cleaning alloy or any metal wheels with this steam cleaner. Wonder if steam alone would lift the dirt or you'd to spray wheel on?

    xlr8g2xlr8g2Hace 11 meses
    • Thank you! At this point not yet but I'm keen to give it a go. Might still benefit from using chemicals along with it when it comes to baked on brake dust

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 11 meses
  • Love my SC2. has been with me for years, no issues!

    Luke HallLuke HallHace 11 meses
    • @Luke Hall thanks brother I appreciate...I guess 50-50ratio of distilled water and tap water will reduce water droplets..not sure though..😊

      tejesh jadhavtejesh jadhavHace 8 meses
    • tejesh jadhav I guess so, does spray a lot of water out as well

      Luke HallLuke HallHace 8 meses
    • Are you using for commercial purpose? I am looking for commercial purpose, is it recommended?

      tejesh jadhavtejesh jadhavHace 8 meses
    • Awesome! I hope it keeps going strong for me too

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 11 meses
  • Great video.

    Innocent BystanderInnocent BystanderHace 11 meses
    • Thanks!

      FocusOnDetailingFocusOnDetailingHace 11 meses