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Old 01-14-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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I've got a pair of Held Steve gloves that I've decided I want to take care of properly. So after 2 years I want to clean them up ect... Held says to wash them with regular anibacterial liquid hand soap, that's a new one on me, and then eventually use leather conditioner on them. Does anybody have a conditioner they would like to recommend? I was thinking of my Danner boot dressing...
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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My advice is to wash them with baby shampoo, first while inside-out and then on the outside. Don't use anything harsher, or with additives.

After they are completely dry use something like Lexol.

If they are black, you might want to use some boot black on them before you put the leather treatment on.

BTW, the ARAI guy told me years ago to use only baby shampoo on the helmet liner, whether or not its removable. After all, the mung you're trying to get out came from your hair...
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:39 AM   #3
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Thanks. That Lexol stuff seems to be pretty popular. I looked on the Helimot site and got some of their stuff.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:17 PM   #4
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BTW, the ARAI guy told me years ago to use only baby shampoo on the helmet liner, whether or not its removable. After all, the mung you're trying to get out came from your hair...
Good Tip. I'll 'member that'n.
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Use "GOOP" lanolin based hand cleaner. I've used it for years on Bill Walters leathers, Webco MX gloves, FUll Bore boots, and they all still look good, and the cleanzing action along with the lanolin makes for a good combo. It's also fun to throw a big handfull at drunks who refuse to leave your garage.
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Leather? Ummm.. saddle soap?
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I always use Lexol. If it's good enough for a Ferrari it should do fine for gloves.
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I use Smiling Mink brand mink oil for my leather jacket, pants and gloves and Hubbards Boot Grease for my boots. Since I'm sold on textile riding gear now I don't bother with the leather anymore but I swear by Hubbards, it's made in Oregon from pine tar, bees wax and God knows what else but it works and conditions the leather. If you just want waterproof then Snow Seal works good but I don't think it's as good for the leather as Hubbards.
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Lexol Leather Cleaner: "Not recommended for... or glove soft leather." Well this will go on the shelf with all of the other leather care products. Unfortunatly black leather boots go away as of 30 April, what am I going to do with all of this stuff?
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You could...... ah, nevermind..........
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