Post by Master Yarak on Dec 12, 2006 11:56:37 GMT -5
Saddle soap. It works great. Neats foot and mink oil clog the pores of the leather. Lanolin does not. Maven recently won a gauntlet for me off of e-bay. I have yet to use it. It is a bit big. Great glove though and is very puncture resistant. I have never used water to shrink one, I guess I will have to try it. She does not like idea of a decorative gauntlet. I have grown attached to my current one. It fits great but it is beat up and has lost some integrity. It is 5 or 6 years old. Bane's meat hooks can always find the holes. Yarak
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Post by birdguy888 on Dec 12, 2006 23:27:41 GMT -5
I actually wash mine off after it gets all bloody from the bird eating under the kitchen sink. I then dry it off with a paper towel and then re-condition it with any type of leather treatment/oil. I can't remember the specific brands off hand but I buy them from IFA (Intermountain Farmers Association). If anyone wants to know the actual brands I'll go look and let you know. Doing this my gloves tend to last great for about 8 to 10 years depending on the glove (light glove for small birds vs welders glove for RT's.
Yea, it is a good question. I have been scrubbing mine off with Suede cleaner and then washing it off really well with water. It gets hard afterwards but is clean .
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