How to use a Steam Machine to Clean Car Interior Tips and Tricks

18 abr 2013
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I LOVE detailing really dirty cars because its fun to show the client a before and after once the car is completed. In this episode, I use a VX5000 to clean and disinfect small areas in hopes of finding/killing the horrible smell that was present. Because this car was exceptionally dirty, I did a few steps that I "normally" wouldn't have done or at least I would have done them in a different order. (ie...vacuuming twice) Watch and see what I find between the seats that's causing the horrible smell. Yikes... Hope you find this helpful! -L
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  • This is why parents need to start being parents and stop encouraging and enabling them to room things that are super expensive because they don’t care they didn’t have to pay for it and they don’t have to pay for cleaning it up but the parents always the problem and always the solution. No food and no drink in the car and that includes gum and do not give your children pens and crowns and things like that in the vehicle play some relax and have some downtime they don’t have to be overstimulated constantly it’s unhealthy for them and they’ll grow up to be on healthy adults

    ElNo's WorldElNo's WorldHace un mes
  • Tree preet it 🤣

    Notorious P.I.GNotorious P.I.GHace un mes
  • How much would you charge for a job like this ?

    Chrasaun JohnsonChrasaun JohnsonHace 2 meses
  • Nice detailed video. Should’ve got the seats out. Would be so easy from there on.

    K4LK4LHace 2 meses
  • Looks like the neighborhood school bus.

    Ernest biceErnest biceHace 2 meses
  • Kid transport vehicles are the worst. Well done!!!

    KevinKevinHace 3 meses
  • Great Video,, if those were my kids... well... you know what I am thinking. But I am kind of glad you had every thing wrong with that interior. Thanks

    PHOTO7PHOTO7Hace 3 meses
  • For car cleaning should I use any chemical/detergent with steam? Or just steam enough for cleaning.... kindly advice thanks ....

    Зеесхан АхмедЗеесхан АхмедHace 4 meses
  • Why wouldn’t u remove the seats first !! Would have made ur life a lot easier ... wat say ??

    jehza77jehza77Hace 5 meses
  • I pull all the seats out

    srt hellcatsrt hellcatHace 5 meses
  • Love the channel but didnt think you were a festool nerd the biggest waste

    chris gloverchris gloverHace 5 meses
  • I subscribed to your channel . On minute 12;12 you did not show us how to remove that piece of gum in between the seats. why make a video with cuts? Thank you. I appreciate if you could return to me. Again..thanks Sir.

    Flavio NavarroFlavio NavarroHace 6 meses
  • 5:48 for the INK REMOVAL :-)

    Andrea CastilloAndrea CastilloHace 6 meses
  • Could you please tell the the entire name for the shag or shampoo machine? I am a little confused. Thanks

    Saul HeSaul HeHace 6 meses
  • I don’t think the thickness of cord is indication of how much power a machine has....... They are great machines though. I find a Miele vacuum works better. Their mini turbo head is a godsend for cleaning carpets.

    jj gogasjj gogasHace 7 meses
  • You need a better microphone.

    Christian SpechtChristian SpechtHace 7 meses
  • I would rather drive my car off a cliff than pay someone else to clean up a disgusting mess like that.

    Anders PedersenAnders PedersenHace 7 meses
  • What steamer are you using or what steamer do you recommend?

    Steven TrejoSteven TrejoHace 8 meses
  • Is there a steamer that works pretty well for much less? Talking $200 or under?

  • Amazing great tips and tricks thank you.

    ParkeCore personal training PTParkeCore personal training PTHace 8 meses
  • Do you need an extractor for this? Or steam cleaning is enough and air dry. Thanks

  • I’m not using a steamer on the headliner. That’s a delicate surface

    RaiderlyfeRaiderlyfeHace 9 meses
  • Thanks, very good video. I'm glad you didn't made this video on a new car like most of other videos where does not show the reality of an used car. Very honest, practical and transparent knowledge. Thank you again.

    Modern GnosticismModern GnosticismHace 9 meses
  • any stains on the headliner usually come of with baby wipes.. they are powerful buggers them..

    Paul IglesiasPaul IglesiasHace 9 meses
  • What was the carpet cleaner he mentioned?

    S DS DHace 9 meses
  • Ordered first time, interior cleaning products

    Hassan SiddiquiHassan SiddiquiHace 10 meses
  • Great job. Eating chicken in the car is probably not a good idea. That is one wicked steam machine by the way - I love it.

    Crabby HayesCrabby HayesHace 10 meses
  • Excellent video. What steamer are you using?

    Churchill CoinsChurchill CoinsHace 11 meses
  • I read somewhere that steam is not recommended for headliners since it can dislodge and melt the adhesive causing it to sag, anyone got more input?

    John NelsonJohn NelsonHace 11 meses
  • Little William would be in trouble along with my wife for letting a car get that bad!

    TravisTravisHace 11 meses
  • wow3!

    Next ChapterNext ChapterHace 11 meses
  • I LOVE this channel but I believe there is a time to remove seats and carpet to save time and effort and I'm not sure I've seen that yet.

    Athletesperformance1Athletesperformance1Hace un año
  • Man just get to the point yo Frfr to much talking

    Reyli brionesReyli brionesHace un año
  • did anyone else lose the sound in this video?

    zoomer46 zoomer46zoomer46 zoomer46Hace un año
  • You are a magician! Amazing job! And kids + car = bad combination. Hahaha

    Coen SpringelkampCoen SpringelkampHace un año
  • what about a glu under the pen stain will it come off or not

    Nejc LevicnikNejc LevicnikHace un año

    itai Itayitai ItayHace un año
  • Hey Larry, I'm trying to buy some equipment for detailing, but can't afford the big machines which you have. Could you recommend a good steamer, and extractor for half the price of what you got??

    Three of them Thangs?Three of them Thangs?Hace un año
  • I saw that headliner and the writing and it made my eye twitch LOL! Goodness if my children did this they would be in SO much trouble lol

    A & B Holiday LightsA & B Holiday LightsHace un año
  • The carpet is not cleaned until it is shampooed and extracted. The steamer moves dirt around and the rag wipe does not pick it all up or even the majority of the dirt up.

    Del BuxtonDel BuxtonHace un año
  • How much do you charge someone for a job like that?

    Starguard !Starguard !Hace un año
  • I'm inspired to go home and clean my car...any tips for quickly getting dog hair out of the carpets? I have a golden retriever, so it's longer hair and it won't budge with the vacuum.

    Beth SilhasekBeth SilhasekHace un año
  • Festool is 12A so cord gauge means SFA doctor clean...

    YooToobModeratorYooToobModeratorHace un año
  • Hi larry if you spot clean with the steamer like that will that water line stay on like that ?

    Jessy VilleneuveJessy VilleneuveHace un año
  • Did you show taking the stickers off with the steamer? I may have missed it.

    Jacob HirschfeldJacob HirschfeldHace un año
  • The owner transport animals?

    L ML MHace un año
  • Mmmmmmm . Steamed chicken for lunch !

    Doc FischerDoc FischerHace un año
  • You're handsome.

    GhostGhostHace un año
  • Great videos Larry, your probably the only detailer I've seen who's more anal than myself, great job. Fortunately my old steamer finally quit working and it's time to get a new one so I have two questions for you. What type of steamer do you currently use and what product do you use to clean out air ducts?

    Steve HudsonSteve HudsonHace un año
  • wouldnt a steamer loosen the headliner adhesive ?

    adam bennettadam bennettHace un año
  • Dude you look alike muscular linus ( linus tech tips )

    nope deletednope deletedHace un año
  • The clients will never appreciate what you had to do; it must be hard to charge enough to compensate you for this, when the clients think all you did was vacuum the interior and run the ozone machine.

    Joseph MaloneyJoseph MaloneyHace un año
  • I have never shaken my head in disapproval as much as I have seeing this vehicle.

    RxTony93RxTony93Hace un año
  • Larry Pleases post steamer details. I would like to get one. Do you have a video on steamers??

    Adana Construction 🇨🇦Adana Construction 🇨🇦Hace un año
    • Adana Construction 🇨🇦 dude do ya listen at all? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      michael lowemichael loweHace un año
  • 6:45 HOW did the headliner not come down when you did that?? I have a steamer and I understand it's a "dry" steam but still - holy crap I would never have even tried that. You have a magic touch, sir!

    sdraper2011sdraper2011Hace un año
    • I want to see that when it dried. The ink looks like it spread a little bit. Not just water.

      Jeremiah BachmannJeremiah BachmannHace 8 meses
  • Some nasty shit. Nice job!

    Grill MACGrill MACHace un año
  • Watching in 2019...

    CoolArrowCoolArrowHace un año
    • Me, too! Hiya.

      sdraper2011sdraper2011Hace un año
  • 5:52 “Hey” lmaoooo I laughed

    Spooky ToonSpooky ToonHace un año
  • Larry looked annoyed by the smell at the beginning.

    EarthlightEarthlightHace un año
  • was looking forward to seeing you remove the stickers with the steam machine. Next time.

    The Plow GuysThe Plow GuysHace un año
  • I got a steamer a while back, which does really help with tough cleaning, but dame that is one powerful long lasting steamer you got there. Wish he gave a link or name of it. I would upgrade in a second.

    H2 T2H2 T2Hace un año
    • found this link to a steamer on his website

      Pat ForestPat ForestHace un año
  • I just bought one works awesome

    Mark BartlettMark BartlettHace un año
  • how does a child old enough to write not know better than to write on the headliner id kill my kids smh

    nail obsessed amaturenail obsessed amatureHace un año
  • During inspection (timer 13.43 minutes) it seemed a bit too dark, but overall a very informative video, well done, thanks for sharing.

    Carl HuffmanCarl HuffmanHace un año
  • This video is the single best form of birth control there is...

    blueyddevil5blueyddevil5Hace un año
    • Not all kids do this. In fact, a parent gets to teach their kids how to behave. It's kinda neat.

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • Love the steam process! Great video, was wondering, after you have ozone the cabin, do you also replace the cabin filter, just wondering!, Have been viewing your videos, there all fantastic.

    Ralph MendozaRalph MendozaHace un año
  • Anyone know who makes that vapor steamer

    Vincenzo LuisiVincenzo LuisiHace un año
  • What machine would you recommend for home/personal use if I dont want to spend too much money??? Any recommendations would help

    Nicolas RiosNicolas RiosHace 2 años
    • I bought a cheap used one. It's small, but works decently well.

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • For the ozone generator, how did you set yours up? I've seen mixed videos of where people close the generator inside and other videos where the generator is outside, pumping ozone into the car through a funnel.

    AllAmericanGuy01AllAmericanGuy01Hace 2 años
    • @AMMO NYC Makes sense. Which one do you have?

      AllAmericanGuy01AllAmericanGuy01Hace 2 años
    • depends on the machine you are using. check with the manufacturer to see what the proper setup is for your individual unit.

      AMMO NYCAMMO NYCHace 2 años
  • Larry can you recommend a car steam cleaner ,i just started a part time detailing business and wanted to add a steam cleaning machine that would not break the bank and was wondering with so many cleaners out there which one would be good , thank you in advance Raymond

    NitrokyoshoNitrokyoshoHace 2 años
    • vx5000. I have a link on my website

      AMMO NYCAMMO NYCHace 2 años
  • Can u please let me know what steam machine you are using Wich manufacture and model and where i can purchase this machine please !!!!!

    Jeremiah CarrionJeremiah CarrionHace 2 años
    • ,I think it is Vapor steam cleaner vx5000

      Vincenzo LuisiVincenzo LuisiHace un año
  • Ozone machine? What’s is that for?

    Diego MarDiego MarHace 2 años
  • What steam machine are you using?

    Bang BangBang BangHace 2 años
    • @Vincenzo Luisi TY for answering me, I appreciate it.

      Bang BangBang BangHace un año
    • I asked the same question, but got no reply,I think it is Vapor steam cleaner vx5000

      Vincenzo LuisiVincenzo LuisiHace un año
  • Dude, you just talk too much. Try to make your videos less verbose and more info driven. Not trying to be a hater, just giving you some useful advice.

    blush yogablush yogaHace 2 años
  • Do you ever remove the seats so that you can clean underneath them? That’s what I used to do when I detailed cars. I found that vans are the worst. They had every kind of stink known to mankind in them

    Larry LaneLarry LaneHace 2 años
    • I'm sure he has removed seats. I think he detailed a mcclaren and they practically tore the car apart for a week.

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • hey larry ? what kind of steamer your useing

    Spanking New automotive detailingSpanking New automotive detailingHace 2 años
    • Vx5000

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • You're lucky this time I had to do a car that had a soup spill, the thick kind!

    tulsi beepattulsi beepatHace 2 años
  • My 2 cents?id pull down all the seats, rip out that carpet and clean it accordingly

    m721acm721acHace 2 años
  • What a pig is a car owner

    Anar RagimovAnar RagimovHace 2 años
  • sorry to have to point this out but in my country the word shag means what goes on between a man and a woman behind closed doors that leads to 2 becoming 3 and the word squirt a little on well im guessing you follow my meaning nice video apart from that england says hi

    paul binghampaul binghamHace 2 años
  • Listening to this with airpods on. Suprise yourself lol

    MakeItCountNickMakeItCountNickHace 2 años
  • Larry, you are one of the most detailed persons I have ever seen. I can tell you LOVE your profession and your work is beyond approach. I really enjoy your sharing of your knowledge and experience and helps make me a better person from it.. Thanks again.

    emsman59emsman59Hace 2 años
  • Great job 👍

    silverio Castiliansilverio CastilianHace 2 años
  • Amigo that's a lot of work How do you charger that job 👌

    silverio Castiliansilverio CastilianHace 2 años
    • You set a price and they pay. That's how

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • Get that kid something to eat

    Glen P.Glen P.Hace 2 años
  • hey larry. Great video and good introduction to the steamer. I have a problem with odor in my car and it smells a lot like a mildew/pollen and I can smell it for a few seconds only when I start the car after 12+ hours of not using it. I think the smess is in the vents because I keep a pretty clean car normally. I've vaccummed the carpets, deodrized them with baking soda and the smell still persists. I've tried using a disinfectant spray throught the cabin air intake and I think it only masks the smell. I've been looking around to using the steamer in my AC vents. Wanted to get your take on that.

    Graham ThomasGraham ThomasHace 2 años
    • @Phill Helbig thanks for this info. Did not think of the microfiber towel on the other outlets. Makes sense.

      Graham ThomasGraham ThomasHace 2 años
    • Graham Thomas he did that in other Videos. Steamer in one outtake microfibre towel on The other one where The steam comes out.

      Phill HelbigPhill HelbigHace 2 años
  • What's with these parents allowing their kids to damage their car? Growing up, my parents would have killed me if I even thought about coloring the seats and ceilings and putting stickers on windows. Then again, I was raised old school where parents were actually parents and not busy trying to be my friend.

    AllAmericanGuy01AllAmericanGuy01Hace 2 años
    • They probably didn't like black people, too (lots of racists in that generation)

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • By the looks of the interior, Imagine how they've neglected the maintenance. This is a great example why buying a used car is not a good idea.

    Charles M RinehartCharles M RinehartHace 2 años
    • Hogwash. Buying used is an excellent idea.

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • What’s a good cheaper steam cleaner?

    ceoRestAssuredceoRestAssuredHace 2 años
    • Mcculloch

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
    • McCullough

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • Hey Larry where can I get a ammo nyc jacket like yours ? Really want one 😅

    justin bonachitajustin bonachitaHace 2 años
  • What steamer do you use

    Kathmandu NKathmandu NHace 2 años
    • Vx5000. It's in notes

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • What steamer do you use?

    ceoRestAssuredceoRestAssuredHace 2 años
    • AMMO NYC is there a cheaper option that you suggest? Is that your first steamer or did you start out cheaper and invest in your business once you started making money or did you just jump right in to spending the $900 on that steamer?

      ceoRestAssuredceoRestAssuredHace 2 años
    • VX5000. There's a link on my website.

      AMMO NYCAMMO NYCHace 2 años
  • If you spot clean with the steam on the headliner when dry will the area you cleaned be a lot lighter than the rest of the liner? Do you have to clean the whole liner so it will all match.

    dphotosdphotosHace 2 años
    • dphotos definatly!

      Phill HelbigPhill HelbigHace 2 años
  • Did you taste the chicken?

    sal colonsal colonHace 2 años
  • 👍

    cvb_71cvb_71Hace 2 años
  • can i use a rugdoctor to clean the carpets and i have a steamer one of the sharks one s so what do you sagest to me and some one spiled soda and there is goo under my floor mats . help please

    Patick HallenbeckPatick HallenbeckHace 2 años
  • What temp should the steamer be set at? I see setting anywhere from 200 to 275 degF on steamers.

    Peter KrzesinskiPeter KrzesinskiHace 2 años
  • whats the diff between Tornador and steamer? Tornador would use apc thus use chemicals to clean. Steamer use hot water is it more safe in your opinion to upholstry ? or you simply have steamer =) when would one use one over anohter ?thx

    Citroen HyCitroen HyHace 2 años
  • Do u use any cleaners in steamer?

    Marv WooMarv WooHace 2 años
    • Not in the steamer

      deasttndeasttnHace un año
  • Larry, at 6:44 between the sound of the steamer and you saying "almost there", you sound like a dentist removing a cavity... lol. Great content, I am very interested in investing in one of these steamers!

    ANG PerformanceANG PerformanceHace 2 años