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Malco Leather Conditioner

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As I previously posted, when I got our new '07 SLK 280 last November, the leather and plastic on the interior was just a little too "flat" for my tastes. In fact, to me it looked "dead". A friend of mine from my town suggested Malco conditioner. I "Googled" it and found several sources for it, in 936ml size for about $15.

I tried it, and it make the SLK's interior look great! Malco is about the consistency of Meguair's, but Malco contains mink oil and neatsfoot oil. These oils, by themselves, would be "too much oil" for leather treatment, and wouldn't smell good either! But in this product, there is a nice, faint leathery odor.

Can't say how this product would work on heavily worn leather, but as a conditioner on new leather, I recommend it.

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Re: Malco Leather Conditioner

Richard:

Thanks for the heads up on the Malco product. I had never heard of it. A treatment that includes a mild or dilluted neatsfoot oil component sounds like a good product. I plan to try it.

Dave

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Re: Malco Leather Conditioner

Thanks for the heads up. I had not heard of this product either. I just ordered in a SONÜS leather kit, with a bottle of their cleaner and conditioner. The reviews I've read are good...almost too good...so after I get a chance to use it, I'll post a new thread.

Someday I will get past the denial stage and realize that I need to pull the seats out and re-dye the blue leather. In the meantime, I'm trying all sorts of cleaners & conditioners!

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Re: Malco Leather Conditioner

Malco leather conditioner will not restore cracks, scratches, scars, and the like. I know, because last weekend, my son-in-law was here with his older Ford Explorer, and I noticed that he was getting some pretty serious cracking on the driver's seat bolsters. I applied the Malco product, and all it did was darken the cracks. The leather was a fairly light gray, and results may have been better on black, for example.

What I suspect use of Malco WILL do is to prevent such cracking -- or at least slow down the process, IF applied while the leather is still in good structural shape.

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Re: Malco Leather Conditioner

David Brittian:

I have used the Malco leather conditioner on other cars now. It appears to be a water emulsion product. It definitely contains neatsfoot oil, as it has that odor about it. It goes away in about a day. The conditioner is fairly thick, but thin enough so that it does not stay in the holes in perforated leather. It does not darken light colored leather, even if it has some cracked or scratched areas. It fixed the "dead looking" interior on my SLK. So I guess I recommend it. Oh, yeah, it is quick and easy to apply, and it is fairly inexpensive.

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