Anyone ever heard of/used Malco products?

Discussion in 'Car Detailing Product Discussion' started by TS, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. TS

    TS Virgin Detailer

    Just spoke to an old friend of mine and he just got a job at the local Lexus dealership as a car washer. Haha, I know what you're thinking... most dealerships don't know how to wash or detail a car. Very true in this case too, and he will be the first to admit it. Sad really.

    But anyways, he said their chemical guy carries mostly Malco products which is also what they use down there. He brought me a bottle of the product called "Showroom Shine", and it is a spray wax/quick detailer. So feeling intrigued (as most of us are with new products), I tried it out on my TSX today. Actually not a bad product. I would give it a 8/10. Great lubricity, easy on-easy off formula, and shine was better than I expected. Not the best, but above your average product. I went on their website MPI - Malco Automotive and man do they have a lot of products...

    Has anyone ever heard of them/used them? Doubt I will be giving their polish line a tryout as I am perfectly content with Meguiars, Optimum, 3M, and Menzerna. But still curious.... :D
  2. Nica

    Nica Banned

    Can't say I've ever tried them my self but I know they exist and are used. In fact, billy (that's his user name here) he uses them all the time, maybe he can chime in and shed some light on these products.
  3. TS

    TS Virgin Detailer

    Awesome, thanks Carlos..
  4. krshultz

    krshultz Nuba Guru

    I've got a couple. Their leather conditioner is really good - smells great, doesn't leave the seats sticky. I've also now purchased their headlight polish, but haven't used it yet. Bought it on a whim.
  5. d00t

    d00t Welcome to Detailing

    I've heard this name before.. just can't recall from where :shrug:

    Never used the stuff before, though.
  6. TS

    TS Virgin Detailer

    Might have to have him pick me up a bottle of the leather conditioner. Thanks for the feedback! Maybe Billy will see this thread and chime in like Carlos said...
  7. billy

    billy Obsessive Detailer

    Malco its a very good line of products and very easy to use it has very long working time and very nice finish almost ready for LSP
    u need to used much less product than the rest of the others been using them for almost 5 yrs and no complain at all (HIGH PRODUCTION SHOPS AND DEALERSHIPS)

    true-grit cuts 1000 sanding marks 600 fresh paint (very agresive)

    rapid cut cuts 1000 sanding marks cured paint 1500 in fresh paint (solvent based Querosene )

    buff lite its the solo of this line excellent product cuts 1500 sanding marks and leaves a very nice finish

    lite finish finishing product 2000-2500 sanding marks

    swirl remover very decent product for the money

    showroom shine a very nice qd 8/10

    shampoo verry berry excellent sahpoo and great dilution ratio

    leather conditioner nice finish (just let it seat and buff off with a clean MF)

    plum and crazy glaze very nice shine and dept

    flash wax a very nice for a fast wax leaves a nice and deep glow (contain fillers)

    All of them they have a long working time especially rapid cut and u can almost go straight from them to lsp

    All of their compund and polishes are pad dependant products

    In comparasion with Megs products they have better working time especially in Brazilian weather (very hot and humed ) also almost all of this products u can used direct to the sun light with no issues at all

    all in all they are very nice products for the money also u can check presta line wich is from malco as well an it has very good reviews in other forums

    I would send u some samples but we r in Brazil and the s/h will kill us :shrug:

    U shut give them a try u wont be desapointed at all :peace:

    hope this can help u Just my :2cents:

  8. TS

    TS Virgin Detailer

    Thanks for the reviews Billy! My buddy has mentioned several of those products so maybe one day I'll get around to trying them out. He did however mention a product called Rejuvenator that they use a lot.... ever tried it?
  9. slanguage

    slanguage OD On Detailing

    anyone have a link to there site? if you dont want to post it here, just PM it to me.
  10. TS

    TS Virgin Detailer

    MPI - Malco Automotive
  11. billy

    billy Obsessive Detailer


    Rejuvenator is a one-step product it cuts and polish at the same time it contain waxes lives a nice gloss finish excellent product for a one step correction detail which in those cases our shops cuts with wool pad and finishes down with a polish foam pad with the same product
    a little product goes a long way like i say before great products for volume detail shops or car washes
    tried u wont be disappointed :thumb:
  12. TS

    TS Virgin Detailer

    Thanks again for the input Billy, I will definitely at least consider trying them out one of these days.
  13. jfspeed6

    jfspeed6 Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    I use some Malco products and they are not bad. The showroom shine is a good clay lube as well as a QD. The buffing pads are not bad either after you take the stupid centering ring that never centers out.
  14. richy

    richy Guest

    Why did I think Malco products were teh same as Presta? Same distributor maybe? I've got a few Presta compounds and polishes. I like their Ultra cutting creme light.
  15. billy

    billy Obsessive Detailer

    Malco and Presta its the same company with the same products Presta was made for
    body shops and Malco carries products for car washes very good line of products
    Love chroma polish from presta great finishing product if is not the best of their line
  16. TS

    TS Virgin Detailer

    Glad to see some more positive feedback... More of a sign that I need to try these products out!!
  17. blucpe

    blucpe Birth of a Detailer

    i've tried and liked all the products i used from malco, i especially like their perfect 10 engine dressing, makes everthing look like factory finish and very easy to use as compared to cd-2 which i now use the remainder of what i have left for my wheel wells.
  18. bentley147

    bentley147 Jedi Nuba

    yes i can testify on malco products ,they have good compound and polishes ..they dont sell it in retail stores .only detail shops :applause2:
  19. Bunky

    Bunky Guest

    I checked on MALCO and the local distributor is Majestic Solutions...Hmmmmmm.
  20. junebug

    junebug Jedi Nuba

    I used some Malco products in the past - bought from Majestic in Raleigh, not bad, not great either - all had a oily base that was a real pain to clean out of foam pads. Mazerna and Meguiars are way ahead of Malco. But for those that just gotta try everything, YMMV

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