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bcrider 09-13-2010 11:11 AM

Another thumbs up for Malco Cleaner
After reading and seeing everyone's reviews of Malco Leather and Vinyl Cleaner I finally decided to order some for myself. You can't even buy it in Canada so I decided I would order 2 -1 gallon jugs so I had lots to last me for a while. I have white vinyl to begin with so you can't hide a lot of dirt on it but I was still amazed at how well it cleaned and how much dirt it still lifted off. My 10 year old vinyl looks brand new again. Now I just have to buy some more 303 Protectant and finish it up.

camassanger 09-13-2010 2:23 PM

I love the Malco, it works great on the boat vinyl. However, I used it just yesterday to clean up the leather seats in the Expedition, and it took the paint/leather finish off. I did use the brush, but was disappointed when I realized that the tan colored leather pigment was giving up to the Malco. It is Malco Leather and Plastic for cryin out loud. Beware. I've never had a problem with it on vinyl, it works great there.

tyler97217 09-13-2010 2:42 PM

Did you buy your vehicle new? If not it is possible that that seat had a repair or had been re-died and that what was coming off??????? Just curious...

hatepain 09-13-2010 3:52 PM

I've used it on more durable leathers (truck leather) with no problem. I know Grant tried it on a spot in hid Caddi and it too discolored it. Malco makes a cream called Malco leather conditioner that cleans, protects and smells like brand new leather. We use it on my wifes car and our leather furniter in the house. That is what I would recommend for your leather needs.

camassanger 09-13-2010 4:01 PM

We bought the Exp used about 4 years ago now. It is an 04 with all the bells and whistles - wife's car. The car was and still is in near perfect shape - except the second row seat behind the driver now has a raw leather look to it ugh! The seat seems to have a paint-type finish to the leather. I would assume a dye would penetrate the leather and be "deeper" and less likely to come off. This paint seemed to be on the surface only, and came off in tiny bits (like you'd expect paint to come off). So, I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like to me. Interestingly, it did a good job of cleaning on other areas of the same seat...

So, just be careful on leather. I wont be using it on leather ever again.

hatepain 09-13-2010 4:57 PM


The seat seems to have a paint-type finish to the leather
If its on the bolstered part of the seat cushion then its likely been refinished. Its a common spot to get wear from kids sliding in and out.

brucemac 09-13-2010 7:01 PM

can you get the stuff online yet? i've played phone tag with the local dealer, but would like to just place an order online if possible. i'd like to give it a try this winter.

pnichols 09-13-2010 7:11 PM

I used it on a leather chair in the house, and had it take the color of the leather too.

hatepain 09-13-2010 7:13 PM

Bruce, check Amazon they have it.

wake_upppp 09-13-2010 8:34 PM

Always recommended to check the compatibility of a product with the material its being used on for the first time...somewhere that doesnt show preferably.

brucemac 09-14-2010 8:07 AM

thanks hate,

this stuff right?


RPM_DLX 09-14-2010 8:45 AM

I have been seeing great reviews on how well this stuff works as well as the totally awesome. I am trying to decide which one to get. I have access to the awesome at my 99 cent strore, but I am wondering if this Malco is better and worth the ten bucks. I have no problem with 10 bucks if its better but if its the same as the awesome then I will go with the dollar store. Any opinions?

acurtis_ttu 09-14-2010 9:41 AM

the place I buy mine from told me to test first. they have the same issues with color being removed off leather. they wont' use it on leather.

bcrider 09-14-2010 9:52 AM

I bought it online from this place in WA.


hatepain 09-14-2010 10:03 AM

Bruce, yes that's it. If they have it by the gallon go for it, its a better deal and you'll love it.

fish6942 09-14-2010 2:13 PM

I'm considering buying a 22 oz bottle in order to try this stuff out. Is that enough to do a 21' boat with vinyl that's not overly dirty?

bcrider 09-14-2010 2:57 PM

Paul, I can tell you it works amazingly so I would do yourself a favor and just buy the one gallon jug. I went in to it blind as well but with the rave reviews I figured I would have a great chance of it being a worth while....I bought 2-1 gallon jugs.

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