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By "G" (grant_west) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 8:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
After all the post's about this stuff I thought I would give it a try. I checked out the website and found a local dealer in Santa Clara. I picked up a bottle for like $6. First I tried it on the arm rest of my Escalade. It got out the dirt in the crack's and texture of the leather. The real hard to get dirt. My interior has real light colored leather it worked real well.

Before I got started on the boat I wanted to take a look at my interior and see how clean it was before I started. I mean pretty much anything can make dirty vinyl look cleaner.

I chose to try the center section of the back seat. I used a soft towel and the malco cleaner. I sprayed it on and worked it in with the towel I noticed right away the vinyl got much cleaner.

Later I decided to use a soft brush and the malco. This worked much better at getting the deep dirt out. Just like how a magic eraser works. Regular cleaning seems to get the surface stuff off but u need something like a magic eraser to get the cracks real clean the soft scrub brush worked great with the malco.

It's hard to tell from this pick and your computer screan might not show the differance in the pick but you can see the center section of the rear seat is done. Also it's hard to see the differance when the vinyl is clean to start with.

Another example. The far left white section is done. Its hard to see. It's the section right next to the grey stripe on the left side. The white section right next to it. The stop start line is at the seem. Once again my vinyl is very clean to start with and Yea it made a differance.
Here is a picture of my neighbors boat. His v drive covers are very dirty. The sun was directly over head and the picture is over exposed but trust me it's a night and day differance.
He is gonna have quite the suprise when he takes his cover off and see's the clean spot's I did LOL.

It dosent seem to dry out the vinyl and leaves it some what moist. I put nothing over it after using it. It gets the treads real clean as well.

Now the bad new's I did notice that it either stripped the wax on the boat. Sections on the vinyl close to the gell I could see the spray marks in the sunlight from the vinyl cleaner.
Its like I have these light colerd water marks on the gell from the cleaner. Im sure a new or fresh coat of wax will take these marks off. If you have a white top deck you might not notice anything.
If you have a dark or black top deck. Use this stuff with caution be carefull of over spray or the spray the scrub brush will throw off.

Overall I would give the cleaner a thumbs up.

By Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:40 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Grant, Where in Santa Clara did you get it?
By "G" (grant_west) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:40 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Find your local dealer on their web site
This is where I found my'n

By Ryan Weber (mywakeisbiggerr) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:45 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Which cleaner exaaclty did you use? On the website it has a few different ones...
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:55 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Leather and plastic cleaner. G, you should follow up the leather in our truck with their leather conditioner.
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:58 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
OH and FWIW, I can see a huge difference on camera which means in person it must have been night and day. Pretty amazing when its on what we previously perceived as "clean" vinyl.
By Greg "The Hammer" (leaks) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 7:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I've been using Malco for a couple years now. I.M.O. It's the best on the market! I use a small nylon scrub brush, and it really gets all the grit out of the nooks and crannies.
By Bill K (bill_airjunky) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The Malco guy just stopped by my office. Talked my friggen ear off about all their different products.... leather & plastic cleaner, conditioner, wheel acid wash, fiberglass polish, etc. etc. Weird to be buyin stuff out of the back of some dude's truck in our parking lot.

Anyway, I'll have to see how it works later tonite. And I'll drop a bottle off at your place Dan.

By Bruce Mac (brucemac) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i left a message for the guy over here bill, but haven't heard back. let us know what you think. i'm trying to track some down locally first and if i strike out will go online.
By Bill K (bill_airjunky) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Somewhere I read that Malco products are also sold under the Presta brand name. I looked thru their distribution on the site. The Presta tech rep gave me the name & number for a couple of paint & body shops in my area who sell their products. Might be another way to find the stuff.

Leather & Vinyl Cleaner 22 fl oz # 134922, 1 Gallon 134901, 5 Gallon 134905

VOC Radian Dressing (Vinyl, Rubber and Plastic) 22 fl oz # 134222, 1 Gallon 134201, 5 Gallon 134205

All-Weather Dressing (Vinyl, Rubber and Plastic) 1 Gallon 137901, 5 Gallon 137901

Leather Conditioner 16 fl oz # 134616

I'll definitely let you know what I think of the stuff. So far, about all I can say is it's not the phoofie pina colada smellin Babes.

By Neil Spencer (neilspen) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 4:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks for the recommendations guys. Got a bottle of this stuff today and it is unbelievable. I highly recommend this product.

If anyone is in Fort Worth, there is a distributor in Haltom City.

By Will Jiron (chikara22) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Neil, where in Haltom City is the distributor? Is that the only dealer in the area?
By Neil Spencer (neilspen) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 8:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think that the address is 4601 Old Denton Rd in Haltom City. It is close to the intersection of Mecham Blvd. That is the only distributor that I found when searching there website.

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