: How to dry soaking wet leather gloves



G4Rider
04-06-2003, 03:30 PM
I was on some test ride yesterday, in the pouring rain. Now my leather gloves are soaking wet and I put it on the heater register off the floor.

My question is, will it shrink when it gets dry? Is there a better way to dry 'em off?

gordopolis
04-06-2003, 03:53 PM
I just let mine hang dry. They're a bit stiff and tight the next time you put them on, but they soften up quickly.

Antares
04-06-2003, 06:19 PM
Don't use any kind of heat, the leather might crack. Just let them air dry. There might be some sort of leather conditioner you could use on em after, if they're a bit stiff.

Geo
04-06-2003, 07:19 PM
I stuff 'em with paper towel or newspaper to speed up drying, works great in boots too. No heat, just room temp.

ninjangui
04-06-2003, 08:21 PM
what about for the stink... i mean after the gloves get wet, don't they stink? kinda like snowboarding or ski gloves. what do you guys do?

Geo
04-06-2003, 08:41 PM
Gold Bond medicated powder. Really!

Scheme
04-06-2003, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by capoeirista
what about for the stink... i mean after the gloves get wet, don't they stink? kinda like snowboarding or ski gloves. what do you guys do?

Learn to shower more often

WeeOne
04-06-2003, 09:47 PM
Air dry, but use mink oil on em once in a while, not necessarily after or before rain riding, but just periodically. It made my gloves almost water proof, displaces the water cause it soaks into the leather. Its like a paste, not an oil like the name suggests. Not greasy like you'd expect either. Angus.

omega red
04-06-2003, 09:48 PM
wash hands after you wipe your butt.
ha......

nah.. i think goldbond works.

ninjangui
04-06-2003, 10:01 PM
can't help it guyz... i tend to go to sleep with an itchy bum....so that's why my hands stink ;P

ninjangui
04-06-2003, 10:02 PM
can't help it guyz... i tend to go to sleep with an itchy bum....so that's why my hands stink ;P

i've tried sneaker 'odour eating' balls...

skid-mark
04-06-2003, 10:56 PM
hang em up. Don't get in the habit of getting them really wet though because the leather will get shitty and crack after a number of times drying...

G4Rider
04-07-2003, 12:01 PM
The gloves are almost dry now. I think room temp works great! I'll stay away from itchy bum, lol.

Angus, doesn't mink oil/wax makes the gloves a little slippery at first? I use it on my boots and it works really well but the first couple of days before it gets completely absorbed it was kinda oily.

SpideRider
04-07-2003, 06:41 PM
Air. Anything else will wreck the leather.

SpideRider
04-07-2003, 06:42 PM
Oh yeah, and as someone else said, use mink oil. It works great as long as you give it a few days to really sink in, then wipe the excess off.

gordopolis
04-07-2003, 07:53 PM
Where can I buy mink oil? Or do I have to buy my own mink and...

Human
04-07-2003, 10:44 PM
I let mine dry by themselves but for the smell, I put them in the dryer on "no heat/fluff" and stick in one of those smell good lint thingy sheets, forget the name right now....

G4Rider
04-08-2003, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by gordopolis
Where can I buy mink oil? Or do I have to buy my own mink and...

You can grow your own mink and milk it :D

No, you can go to a shoe store like Ingledew, Shoe Warehouse etc., they usually have it and cost around $6 bucks.