FULL DETAIL OF A BLACK CAR | A Detailer's Nightmare


In this video I do a Full Detail of this black 2016 Lincoln MKZ all while being thankful I don't own a black vehicle anymore, showing you all the steps needed to properly and safely detail a black car! I do a full interior and exterior clean and detail of the MKZ!
As much as I love the look of a freshly detailed black vehicle, for a perfectionist like me it's like a living nightmare trying to finish with the car....I turn my back and it's got dust all over it!
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  • Laura Martinez
    Laura MartinezÅr siden

    I agree with you about black paint, I also used to own a black charger and it was a pain to keep clean, but you can't argue after a good wash and wax that the mirror finish is satisfying 😍

  • Succ Wong

    Succ Wong

    18 dager siden

    Do like Mary Kay n get an old school pink car lmaoo

  • Steve Lowles

    Steve Lowles

    23 dager siden

    I’m glad I have an orange car 😂

  • Steve Lowles

    Steve Lowles

    23 dager siden

    I’m glad I’ve got an orange car 😁

  • Joseph oliver

    Joseph oliver

    27 dager siden

    The Detail Geek you and your channel have grown so much sents this video I love your channel 👍

  • Scott Luther

    Scott Luther

    28 dager siden

    Same here! I had a 2017 Dodge Charger R/T that I was leasing! It looked nice when it was clean!

  • Mike Boncheck
    Mike Boncheck5 dager siden

    Real ?.....what do you charge for that ?

  • white salt
    white salt9 dager siden

    I have a jet black dodge challenger now. I dont know how I'm gonna get it spotless

  • GameRage
    GameRage10 dager siden

    Yo i can't sleep now

  • Kyle McFarland
    Kyle McFarland11 dager siden

    Is it me, or is the shot at 9:14 makes the paint look dripping wet.

  • Pixel
    Pixel11 dager siden

    Do you put your studio lights aimed inside the car in the dark spots? My sister has this headlamp she wears when walking her dog and it's a lifesaver in the dark mornings and when needing to see when picking up after her dog. That'd help to see in the back seats I think.

  • Angie Janssen
    Angie Janssen12 dager siden

    Have u ever done a tesla

  • Ronnie Moll
    Ronnie Moll13 dager siden

    Another detailer I follow uses Woolite on his leather. nolocal.info/have/video/n3qAbd6yrqGx3ng

  • I;Telmo
    I;Telmo16 dager siden

    I wonder if he does it every single day? 7 days a week?🦾

  • katrina bentson
    katrina bentson16 dager siden

    i don’t know what it is but you seem a lot happier in this video 🥳

  • Miriam Broddus
    Miriam Broddus16 dager siden

    The quickest detail I have ever seen.

  • Dead Channel
    Dead Channel16 dager siden

    Is it me or the car that got wet n the video 🤨I’mma need help finding out 🥰

  • Relaying Foundations
    Relaying Foundations17 dager siden

    Do you do anything other than car details

  • bryan camilo yolo
    bryan camilo yolo18 dager siden

    I have the whole line of maguiers and the whole line of griots Honestly i like the griots better

  • Jackson Hess
    Jackson Hess18 dager siden

    The grage

  • Kevin Vuitton
    Kevin Vuitton18 dager siden

    What temp do you try to keep the water at when washing vehicles during the winter?

  • shane walsh
    shane walsh19 dager siden

    Silver;Never looks dirty even when it is. I said to myself No more black vehicles. Currently Ford Fusion Titanium AWD,Igot Silver and FordEscape SEL AWD Ruby Red. Sweet interiors also.🇨🇦

  • InfinityOrchid
    InfinityOrchid19 dager siden

    Man...I love your videos....where are you at? My car needs help 😁

  • Sevir
    Sevir19 dager siden

    I have a black car, i wash it 2-3 times a week cause I hate the dust and dirt showing. Let's just say I'm not picking black when my lease expires.

  • Jeanette Adriano
    Jeanette Adriano20 dager siden

    Love ❤️ watching your videos you do an amazing 😉 job

  • Avary Howard
    Avary Howard20 dager siden

    I love your accent I’m from Georgia but all of my extended family is from North Dakota You talk just like them

  • Lindsay Federico
    Lindsay Federico21 dag siden

    Your nightmare, my favorite 🤗. My car is black pearl.

  • Steve Oh
    Steve Oh21 dag siden

    Nice looking car though

  • Brandon O'neill
    Brandon O'neill21 dag siden

    That dude at the back need to wash his car

  • Chairman of the Board
    Chairman of the Board21 dag siden

    S&N leather conditioner leaves your car smelling like leather for months.

  • Chairman of the Board
    Chairman of the Board21 dag siden

    I use a back pack blower to blow water out of all the places water liked to hide before I dry the vehicle off.

  • Sean Andersen
    Sean Andersen21 dag siden

    No clay bar?

  • superunknown ?
    superunknown ?21 dag siden

    I like white vehicles but the only problem with them is that it I hard to tell when they get dirty and dusty

  • Jake Reamy
    Jake Reamy21 dag siden

    How do I find him to hire him

  • Pat Scott
    Pat Scott22 dager siden

    I wonder how much he charges

  • Nept Tune
    Nept Tune22 dager siden

    Was this before you got your drain in the garage or something?

  • CyberCyborg 20XX
    CyberCyborg 20XX23 dager siden

    Way too much music. Just sayin

  • CJ McCright
    CJ McCright23 dager siden

    Hey so the other day i drove through some sticky black stuff in a construction area because it was the only way to my work. I think it was tar or something, not sure but they were redoing the road. If tried taking it off with gentle methods like washing and rubbing with a cloth, but im afraid to use force. Any ideas on how to get it off? Some people have suggested denatured alcohol which i havent gotten around to trying yet.

  • CJ McCright

    CJ McCright

    22 dager siden

    The Detail Geek Took a while but I got it out! Thanks

  • The Detail Geek

    The Detail Geek

    23 dager siden

    Either clay bar or a spray on tar remover!

  • TurboPepsi
    TurboPepsi23 dager siden

    If I had to guess, I'd say this car belongs to a really fast accountant!

  • Anas
    Anas23 dager siden

    Which brand car is this.

  • VaLon Lee
    VaLon Lee23 dager siden

    I like how your process has changed since this, but some of the simpler methods I could actually do, so it is nice to see.

  • frank Mo
    frank Mo23 dager siden

    Some people got so much money they don't know what to do with it... you forgot to clean the chassis.😵😂

  • The Dred God
    The Dred God24 dager siden

    bruh anyone with a black car knows... you BUY MICROFIBERS EVERYTIME YIU WASH. I GOT ABOUT 200

  • Kennedy Stocks
    Kennedy Stocks24 dager siden

    u gonna invest in a shop soon?

  • BG Hoody
    BG Hoody24 dager siden

    Black paint, ugh. The darker the colour, the softer the paint, so black is generally the softest which is why it shows swirl marks the easiest.

  • minibox ghost
    minibox ghost24 dager siden

    I used meguiars ceramic wax and it worked real well for me it seems to help bring back gloss to old paint thats hard to get a good shine out of I usally however use chemical guys butter smooth and this new ceramic stuff if it lasts long might be a new favorite of mine also you should try some white diamond metal polish it it worked miracles on the chrome and mags of my 20 year old motorcycle

  • Shaggy has Cancer
    Shaggy has Cancer24 dager siden

    That car looks like her man just had a ‘happy ending’ all over her if you know what I mean....

  • /dev/null/
    /dev/null/25 dager siden

    very nice car! i love the rims

  • khan zuhi
    khan zuhi25 dager siden

    dislikes from other service stations😅

  • YO trash
    YO trash25 dager siden

    Imagine if it starts raining lol

  • Marcy Miller
    Marcy Miller25 dager siden

    Sexy car.

  • Chris Buckland
    Chris Buckland25 dager siden


  • Chris Buckland

    Chris Buckland

    25 dager siden

    Ryan has

  • Laura Torres
    Laura Torres26 dager siden

    What do you charge?

  • Nobel N.
    Nobel N.26 dager siden

    How much does he charge?

  • Jake Mazza
    Jake Mazza26 dager siden

    Where are you located

  • M Willems
    M Willems26 dager siden

    This car wasnt even dirty 😱

  • DosDev
    DosDev26 dager siden


  • Jordan Gaters
    Jordan Gaters26 dager siden

    Black maybe a nightmare to keep clean but you have to admit that when it's clean it's one of the sharpest colors in the road

  • Mark Ybarra
    Mark Ybarra26 dager siden

    Try (Killerwaxx Products) man you won’t be disappointed!

  • Kawasakimoon88
    Kawasakimoon8826 dager siden

    I use car brite cherry shine on all the black plastic of my truck, wheels and tires, floor mats, etc. Works amazing and is water based. Dirt won't stick to it like the other oily tire shines and plastic detailers.

  • Cody Grannemann
    Cody Grannemann26 dager siden

    Black is my favorite color for vehicles, so this is going to be interesting.

  • Anthony Mota
    Anthony Mota27 dager siden

    Ay wassup detail geek love from WA. I like watching ur vids at night the music in the background helps me sleep thanks an keep up the great vids 💯😎

  • Phyllis Forrest
    Phyllis Forrest27 dager siden

    Griots Garage leather rejuvenator is the best thing I have ever used on my leather, it keeps the leather super supple.

  • owen mcclelland
    owen mcclelland27 dager siden

    The grage

  • ChillinCruzin
    ChillinCruzin27 dager siden

    I let someone use a medium size microfiber towel & he left it outside on dead grass like wtf? I don’t think he knows how important a micro fiber towel is. The amount of disrespect is so annoying I’m never letting him near my car detail stuff again.

  • wiiwe lotsame
    wiiwe lotsame27 dager siden

    I have a black truck 🥺😩

  • scott walker
    scott walker27 dager siden

    do you use one micro fiber towel per car or do u wash them?

  • soa j
    soa j27 dager siden

    I feel bad for his future baby

  • SR212787
    SR21278727 dager siden

    Wow, you've come a long way

    BIGG WORM27 dager siden

    Why is it a nightmare if its black???🤔

  • Jacob Michael
    Jacob Michael28 dager siden

    I use lexol saddle leather cleaner and conditioner. Out of everything I've used that works the best on my king ranch seats and leaves the best finish on the seats

  • Dave M
    Dave M28 dager siden

    wow thats ugly. geez.

    IVOR WM28 dager siden

    I use Lexol cleaner and Lexol conditioner on my leather jackets It works well on automotive leather seats

  • HKMediaChicago
    HKMediaChicago28 dager siden

    I had a black LS460, yep.. I feel/felt your pain. Never again will I own another black car. however, when they are clean, they look stunning.

  • Zachary Armstrong
    Zachary Armstrong28 dager siden

    No offense, but I did see your polisher sitting on the ground with the pad touching the ground....

  • naveensundhar
    naveensundhar28 dager siden

    There is dirty car parked in front of his garrage

  • Scott Luther
    Scott Luther28 dager siden

    I have always liked the way this car looked when it came out! I wish it had more power though! I am not big on the rims or tires at all, as the potholes would be murder on those!

  • Krib
    Krib28 dager siden

    What about Metallic paints ? do you feel like there is any difference ?

  • Maximum Mark
    Maximum Mark28 dager siden

    What’s that towel?

  • ChulHee Ssi
    ChulHee Ssi28 dager siden

    I have a Lincoln MKZ it’s the 17’ instead of the 16’ And I must say, I’m very tempted to Clean it like this now! :) I might finally pull it out of the Gradge and Clean it like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • K M
    K M29 dager siden


  • Reed WIllette
    Reed WIllette29 dager siden

    Jeez I thought you had two other people helping you for a min there

  • Abin Saji
    Abin Saji29 dager siden

    You didn't tell us that you had 2 other identical triplets

  • Trevor Panuzzo
    Trevor Panuzzo29 dager siden

    I wonder if he has his adress dumbers really big so people can find his house LOL

    HPD_CED29 dager siden

    Im just a kid trynna get to 1k can yall help all you have to do is subscribe to my youtube channel

  • Joe Moore
    Joe Moore29 dager siden

    3:39 this man just used the Multi Shadow Clone Jutsu and acted like we wouldn’t notice 😂

  • TT For Life

    TT For Life

    13 dager siden

    What type of car is this 😭

  • ZJCole
    ZJCole29 dager siden

    Unfortunately I own 2 black cars. But when cleaned up, they look good

  • Carol Ligas
    Carol Ligas29 dager siden

    I just looked up your prices and let me tell you, I was impressed that your prices are VERY reasonable. There places down here in Kentucky that charge $400-600 for the same things you put in your most expensive packages and I’M SURE you do a helluva lot better than they do!

  • Rob Canadianguy
    Rob Canadianguy29 dager siden

    You have a very relaxing voice . Great work on detailing that car . Pride in What someone does always gets respect in my book . I subscribed. Thanks For all tips btw . Take care buddy. I don’t hear no accent.

  • LSoccer
    LSoccer29 dager siden

    All i see is a normal car?

  • Kevin Young
    Kevin Young29 dager siden

    Makes me sad that the car wasn't filthy starting off.

  • GS - 06YS 848557 Hazel McCallion Sr PS
    GS - 06YS 848557 Hazel McCallion Sr PSMåned siden

    have you ever cleaned a tesla?If so what model

  • Endorsing Bangers
    Endorsing BangersMåned siden

    3:31 I legit thought he had a child locked in a cage

  • Moko Koco
    Moko KocoMåned siden

    Yo! I was tripping seeing three people and I thought you had a lot of help but it was just you. Good work and it’s my first time watching

  • mercmanwon
    mercmanwonMåned siden

    Come by and pick my wife’s Lincoln up. It needs a nice detail!

  • Vibhanshu Prajapati
    Vibhanshu PrajapatiMåned siden

    This video is way better than your current videos.

  • London King
    London KingMåned siden

    This should be considered a Master Class! 🌟🤗

  • William Brewer
    William BrewerMåned siden

    My wife I normally watch on the weekends and we play "microfiber madness". We drink a Labatts every time he says microfiber towel.

  • OfTheNight92
    OfTheNight92Måned siden

    Dam that inside looks sick, the nose of the car looks kinda weak tho...idk they would go with that design. Looks like a old man mustache

  • AndyG1714
    AndyG1714Måned siden

    I think you just voided the warranty by cleaning the seats.

  • Ripster
    RipsterMåned siden

    Anyone who details for a living would never work this slow... you giving people false expectations of the trade bruh "im a detailer so I can take my sweet time" lol

  • Jiří Šlégr
    Jiří ŠlégrMåned siden

    Is it just me or did also anyone else noticed that he sounds totally not into what he's doing in this video? 💁😅

    HACK X HOLICMåned siden

    I know this video is old but that car in the thumbnail finish is so clean

  • TheSlacky775
    TheSlacky775Måned siden

    Just bought a black car myself, its the first time i have had this colour and i can honestly say its going to be the last time, i have only had the car 3 weeks and i am noticing how dirty it is, and the weather hasn't even been bad it just picks up every little spec of dust .

  • Nate Hilton
    Nate HiltonMåned siden

    “I could easily do an entire vehicle with just this one towel” *doesn’t*