ABANDONED Hippie's Mk1 VW Rabbit First Wash in 15 Years! Satisfying Barn Find Restoration

ABANDONED Hippie's Mk1 VW Rabbit First Wash in 15 Years! Satisfying Barn Find Restoration

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wd detailing, this is a 1983 volkswagen  rabbit l with a 75 horsepower   four cylinder motor with 90 foot-pounds  of torque it'll do 0-60 in 13.6 seconds   and blow your hair back that was my best doug  demiro impression but really guys this is   uh a 1983 volkswagen rabbit and  today i'm going to detail it we had one of the enthusiast car dealerships  reach out to us they had found it sitting in   a garage for i know the better part of the  last 15 years the last time it was stickered   it looks like it was in a different state in 2006  i don't know if that's new york or pennsylvania   or maybe even new hampshire i'm not sure  virginia virginia one of those states   uh anywho it's such a cute little car uh it's  so tiny it's so 80s and then even on top of that   it has shag headliner it's got a dancing bear  in the corner it has the drug rug seat covers uh   along with i think a pack of american spirits  down here so i think this thing might have   actually made it to a couple grateful dead shows  and it's time it's definitely a hippie mobile and   uh you know it's got stickers like love your enemy  on it but it's cool it's cute and it's dirty and   today we're gonna save it so while we take a quick  look over the car it's pretty clear it's been   sitting for quite a while because you can see all  the dust and the oxidation on it and i want to say   that the transformation we made on this although  i say this a lot we actually ended up loving this   car we started off we weren't so sure about how  the outcome would be but by the time it was done   we were really really happy so make sure you guys  watch all the way through the video and i mean   just looking at this interior this one was on the  worst side of all the barn finds we've ever done   the carpets were completely stained the floor mats  were shot the steering wheel had a ton of grease   or whatever was on it and wait till you guys see  us clean the leather seats it is so satisfying   i think you guys are really gonna love this video  so if you're not subscribed to this channel please   take a second and hit the subscribe button because  it really helps us out we're trying to hit 400 000   subscribers and also leave a like on the video  because we have a lot of really cool content   coming up we're picking up a car tomorrow that  i think you guys are going to really really like   and you don't want to miss that video but hopping  into the question of the video leave your answers   in the comments below there might be a mixed  answer on this one i want to know what you guys   think do you like the way that this card looks  and is this something that you would want to own   or is it something that you would pass on and if  you did own it would you keep it stuck or what   are some modifications that you would do i know  i would put some sick rims on it lower the car   do a couple things to make it look really cool  and probably leave it as is but anyways honestly   i kind of like the way that the car looks rj is  a huge vw fan so you already know he loves it   but we're curious what you guys  think leave a comment below so all right guys so here's your  chance to actually get a good   look at the car what do you think yay or nay okay so we know the jams were really  really dirty and we figured we would   tackle them right now rather than later  in the detail when the car is clean   and we're not really worried about a ton of water  getting in the car even if it does because we're   gonna be taking the entire interior out  to clean it anyways so any water getting   in there isn't really a big deal because it's  going to get dried out and cleaned regardless and then moving into the engine bay what do you  know we found a good old mouse nest hiding in   the back of it so we took care of that first  pulled it out threw it away vacuum back there   and then we cleaned the engine bay that way  whenever a mechanic gets in there to work on   it and hopefully get this car running again it's  not going to be dirty and they have a clean work   environment and that's our main goal when it comes  to detailing engine bays on barn finds if they're   going to be fixed up to get back on the road we  want the mechanics to have a clean area to work on no hello so using the softest brushes  we have we'll go ahead and get   behind the badges and anywhere our wash  mitts might miss and then we'll use our   microfiber wash mitts with the two  bucket method to do the entire car okay so as the car drives uh it's bound to pick  up rail dust from brakes and other iron particles   that are in the streets uh and you know the  wind and the tires they they kick up these   particles and they get lodged in the clear  coat or in this case the single stage paint   on the vehicle so we use an iron remover  that we spray generously all over the car and what will happen is all the little spots  unfortunately there's a lot of like rust spots   so you're gonna see a lot of the purple from that  but it's also pulling any of the iron out of the   paint and starting to to i guess for lack of a  better term uh decompose it or disintegrate it   and then i'll go ahead and agitate it with a  clay mitt to remove any of the iron particles   as well as any sediment or contaminants that  are stuck on that top layer of the paint and   that way when we're polishing we don't pick  up any of that dirt or contaminant and spin   it around with our polisher and further scratch  the paint so it's all about getting the surface   as clean as possible that way you are polishing  only paint and not all the dirt that's stuck in it all right now with the car dried and it's  polishing time i want you guys to look at the   paint and notice how there's no reflection from  our lights behind us and as he starts polishing it   you can see that reflection start coming back  it's really cool to see especially in real time   and slowly but surely with every pass he makes  it comes back a little clearer and clearer and   by the end of the correction it looked a million  times better it was really satisfying to watch um and for the bumpers we use quad  zero steel wool with some blue   magic metal polish and not only that but you guys  get to see a special appearance by my beautiful   face which i'm very rarely in videos anymore  which is just my personal choice i edit the   videos and i film them there's no real reason  why i'm not on camera if you guys were curious   i'm there for every single video um rj just does  all the detailing i pretty much do everything   behind the camera i get him what he needs when  he's doing the detailing to try to make the   day easier on us and go quicker so yeah and  then when i moved to the back rj went ahead   and laid down a layer of colonize 845 wax and  after that cured we went ahead and took it off feel free to make fun of that hole in my shorts  i rode a dirt bike and the exhaust was too close   to the seat and i burnt myself and i completely  forgot about it but i did just throw them away so and as we were taking out this mat we found  something really cool and important to the car   right in the back spare we found the hubcaps  so we went ahead and put those on next just   to keep the video in chronological order and  we wanted to see how they looked on the car so and now what we're doing here is pre-treating the  carpet with a stain and odor remover and that's   really going to help us a little bit later on when  we go ahead and extract the carpets it's going   to help us remove all those stains and the odors  exactly what it says it does now moving on to the   interior leathers and the steering wheel we went  ahead and used an all-purpose cleaner and a bit of   a stiffer leather brush and that'll really help  us get into the leather and clean it better and   then we followed it up with our steamer and you  can just see all the dirt pouring off of the door so foreign it's a feeling comment below how much i would have to pay you to  drive this car with the steering wheel like this   and no gloves on i would not do it  for less than 500 it was that gross bye thank you uh hey so foreign so foreign so so so oh uh so so now for the floor mats these things were  absolutely toast but i did my best with them   and i would probably recommend whoever ends up  buying this car to get new ones but i mean the   degreaser did definitely take a good layer of  grease and grime off them and you can see that   but i mean they were just stained and there's  no coming back from what they looked like now this is probably one of my favorite parts of  the entire detail i don't really think i need to   say much just sit back relax and enjoy this and  if you do don't forget to give the video a like is beautiful is is oh is is is is so silence and now once the seats are all clean and we  put them back in the car we'll go ahead and   use a conditioner on them because when they sit  for years and years with dirt they'll get super   dry so we want to recondition them and they'll  soak all that up and become soft and supple again   and they'll be really nice to sit on and it'll  also prevent cracking and after that we'll clean   all the windows do the door jams and that's the  detail so if you guys liked this video again make   sure you're subscribed and you like the video and  with that being said we'll see you guys next week in your eyes be my night sky he'll always you'll always he'll always my

2022-08-22 13:16

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