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mmobius2001 08-26-2010 2:10 AM

Confessions of a Boat Detail
 
hey guys, just spent 9.5 hrs detailing my boat. (i confess besides the wipe downs here and there i have been neglecting my boat for almost 3 years!!) after getting a little new boat fever decided to just try and make mine like new again. (hopefully keep it that way)

Boat: 2006 Moomba Mobius LSV w/ 310hrs

1st off let me post that Malco is AWESOME! here is a pic of side by side treated/untreated vinyl:

Left is treated, right is untreated
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...9/Malco2-1.jpg

top is treated, bottom untreated
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...alcodiff-1.jpg

NOW THE FINISHED PRODUCT

Interior:
products used: Malco Leather/Plastic cleaner, 303 protectant, regular vacuum, Blue-Corral Dry clean, Vinegar/Water 50/50 mix for fiberglass around bottom, Starbrite All Purpose for dash and spot cleaner. Also removed all cup holders and washed them in dishwasher
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...ack99/Port.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...9/Inside-1.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...9/Driver-1.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...ck99/Bow-1.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...k99/Back-1.jpg

Outside:
products used: Rain-X bug and tar remover, Meguirs Marine Wash, Meguirs Boat Wax, Meguirs detail wax (all above rub rail)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...siderear-1.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...99/Outside.jpg

mmobius2001 08-26-2010 2:14 AM

All pictures were taken w/ my new Pantech Phone through AT&T, only $29.99 upgrade price, awesome little phone if you dont want a data plan i.e iphone.

also i'll be putting all new speakers in this weekend going from the 5yr old kickers (came out of old boat) to all new Polk DB651's i'll post some pics of those after i get them installed w/ before/after.

MoombaRiderJ 08-26-2010 4:40 AM

Hey Phil,

Great looking boat...I have an 06 Moomba Outback...indentical color scheme. I need help addressing my upholstery. I clean my boat after every use on the outside and every other use on the inside. Where is this cleaner located and what is the exact name? I have some spotting that I can get to come clean.

Jeremy

tyler97217 08-26-2010 6:51 AM

Very nice... Love that feeling of bringing the boat back to life....
FYI- If you want to save some money next time instead of spending it on Malco, I am pretty confident that the stuff they sell at the dollar store called "totally awesome" (White/clear bottle with red lettering and yellow fluid) is the exact same stuff as Malco, just re-branded. I have used both and they smell the same, clean the same, and look the same. Just a little tip. Use that stuff and a brush and you will be just as happy, but saved a few bucks.

Back to the topic though... Looks great and congrats!

hatepain 08-26-2010 9:03 AM

Looks great man good job! Now stay on top of it!

camassanger 08-26-2010 9:24 AM

Wow, looks like you have a brand new boat now!

nauty 08-26-2010 9:39 AM

Diggs -

What type of ratio did you use to mix the "Totally Awesome" to water? I just ran to the dollar store and picked up a bottle. For a buck I figure it's worth a try. The bottle says to mix it 10-1. I just wondered if that was indeed strong enough to do the job?

Also, I looked at Malco's website and the Totally Awesome website. They seem to be different companies, but that's not to say that the same factory doesn't make both products.

liljohn 08-26-2010 9:45 AM

Just remeber this experiance. The clean job could have been a 2 hour deal if you wiped everything down every time out. which only takes about 15 minutes.

p.s. Looks awsome! +1 for malco products!

tyler97217 08-26-2010 10:02 AM

nauty,
I don't dilute it. Straight up. That is if you got the stuff in the squirt bottle that is roughly 20 ounces. After you are done wipe it down and maybe condition it. you will be amazed. It leaves streaks on the gel coat, so I would cover that with a towel when you are scrubbing away.

nauty 08-26-2010 10:07 AM

Thanks for the info. I'll give it a shot this weekend.

Also, it says it's safe for fiberglass, so I wonder how it would do on water spots (diluted of course)?

4white 08-26-2010 10:20 AM

looks great!!

mmobius2001 08-26-2010 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoombaRiderJ (Post 1627030)
Hey Phil,

Great looking boat...I have an 06 Moomba Outback...indentical color scheme. I need help addressing my upholstery. I clean my boat after every use on the outside and every other use on the inside. Where is this cleaner located and what is the exact name? I have some spotting that I can get to come clean.

Jeremy

its called Malco Leather/Plastic Cleaner, on the back it will tell you its safe for vinyl, i only found a couple places online that sold it, expensive to ship but worth it imo.

you cannot use malco as a "spot" cleaner though, it will really bring up all the dirt and that spot will look so clean you'll have to do the whole boat. i would use malco twice a year for detailing.

factorykitted 08-26-2010 11:24 AM

Looks great - but why in the hell did you let your boat get that dirty in the first place???

stang_killa_ss 08-26-2010 11:29 AM

dejavu! i have a 03 LSV with identical intirior colors, and detailed it all yesterday. gonna try to find that dollar store stuff you mentioned.

behindtheboat 08-26-2010 1:54 PM

What effect does Malco have on the environment?

JamesPB22 08-26-2010 3:51 PM

Great Results... could do with some Malco to do a complete once over aswell. is this the stuff??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Malco...motiveQ5fTools

bcrider 08-26-2010 4:56 PM

I bought it from here today. Was the closest to where I live.

http://www.perfectfit.com/15326/1559...l-Cleaner.html

mmobius2001 08-26-2010 4:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesPB22 (Post 1627337)
Great Results... could do with some Malco to do a complete once over aswell. is this the stuff??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Malco...motiveQ5fTools

no this is conditioner NOT cleaner.

it should be all black, the post above is the correct stuff, thats also the place i bought mine, i believe amazon carries it as well.

hatepain 08-26-2010 5:00 PM

^^^^No, i have that too but its only used for leather.

Its here MALCO

You can buy it from them here in there Presta line PRESTA

Presta is the same as Malco but they offer a Marine line. There is no difference in the Leather and Plastic cleaner

motorcitymatt 08-26-2010 6:58 PM

Another vote here for "Totally Awesome " this Dollar Store stuff works like the name says AWESOME!!! I also use it straight up on my RV it gets those nasty black streaks off the siding with ease! Best buck you'll ever spend (unless you're at the ****y bar :-)~

Laker1234 08-26-2010 9:13 PM

It doesn't have and chemicals that will hurt the vinyl does it? I use Exquisite. It does a good job but I', always looking for something better.

wake_upppp 08-26-2010 9:30 PM

^^^ Not at all. It is specifically designed for leather and vinyl and most importantly, it wont hurt the thread that holds everybodies upholstery together!

Laker1234 08-27-2010 6:22 AM

Sounds good. I'll give i a try. I have a few a few places that need a little more strength than Exquisite has but I also need to get a brush and put some elbow grease behind it.


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