Leather gloves in need of TLC

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Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Brenhden » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:39 am

Morning all,

About a month ago I parked my bike up in the boiling heat and put a cover over it. This morning I got her out and found I'd left my helmet with the gloves inside under the cover. Stupid I know but life has been really hectic lately.

So the helmet which has a bit of mildew in it will be taken apart and washed no worries. But the gloves are part leather Klim Dakar and I really want to save them from the damp and mildew that's got on them. They have also gone a bit stiff.

Can anyone recommend what I can do to get them back to fighting fit please?
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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:00 pm

Nikwax probably has a product that can help

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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Saint rob » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:31 pm

I found that this stuff I had in the garage for my car seats works well at cleaning and conditioning both my leather boots and gloves
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-c ... zsQAvD_BwE

You can probably get it cheaper than Halfrauds though

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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Fried Egg Sandwich » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 pm

I've been using this stuff for 20 years. You won't find better for leather. I know I haven't and I have tried.
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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Brenhden » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:09 pm

Fried Egg Sandwich wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 pm
I've been using this stuff for 20 years. You won't find better for leather. I know I haven't and I have tried.
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Thanks FES and all, I'll give this a try and do all my leather stuff on Sunday in the garden :D
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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Glenn_G » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:48 pm

Also worth a try is Tea Tree oil (Boots chemist iirc) -worked on my leathers to remove mold (when left in garage cupboard for too long)

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Post by paul_tim2000 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm

Local stables / country supplies will have oils for treating leather tack, find it's brilliant on gloves and similar.

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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by zimtim » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:59 pm

Use vinegar for the mildew.
Then a good old fashioned dubbin.
If you can't get any dubbin just nick a bit of the missus hand cream rub it in gently little and often.
Nikwax do do a leather waterproof cream that I use on my leather gloves
It doesn't actually make the gloves waterproof bit more water resistant.
Had no issues with wet hands as hands are protected from the worst weather by the handguards.
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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Rederic » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:30 pm

I have done the same thing a few times, I normally leave them in my Kriega or in the back of the van
All I do is put the gloves on before I go out on the bike and wash my hands with them on with baby shampoo or fairy
and by the the time you get back there as good as new and dried to fit
I have put my GS Rallye gloves in the washing machine without realising until I emptied it and there still ok
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Re: Leather gloves in need of TLC

Post by Brenhden » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:49 pm

Hi all, quick update,

I dry brushed, then wiped down with vinegar, then I used the Renapur. They feel like new.

Thanks very much all for the help :)
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