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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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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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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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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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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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The Lexol Leather conditioner (brown bottle?) is the stuff to use, after you clean the item with the Goop or baby shampoo or whatever. Mother's spit is probably the most effective cleaner known to man, so there's an option.

Roger the Lexol cleaner. Too harsh for gloves, or your typical leather lingerie.

It is great for "heavy" leather, though. But, saddle soap is just as good, and cheaper.
 

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Thanks

Well the gloves are almost dry. Sorry can't type in them. Thanks for all the input. I've been takin' care of slings and boots for over, well a long time. It's always good to ask, there was a time that I hadn't heard of Sno Seal, Danners etc........Course I'd never spent quite this much on a pair of gloves before either.
 

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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.
If you had asked nicely, I would have left. Or, if you had run out of beer I would have left without being asked.
 

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In that case....

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.
... you'd better not let your wife get a hold of any. Unless you want a goop shower.
 

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Originally from the equestrian leather care forum -- where Leather Therapy won "Best Conditioner" over every other product and "Product of the Year in 1997", the Restorer is used to deeply condition leather -- from the inside-out. Now that we're into the Motorsports markets I'm thinking of taking an ad on this site. The products are used in the Smithsonian on older leathers, by furniture and saddle makers to rid mold problems (while conditioning) leather and lots more. If you have any specific leather questions, I'd be happy to help you.
Anna, www.leathertherapy.com
 

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Free samples of Leather Therapy Restorer/Conditioner

Gosh, it's been a long time since I've visited this site. That's going to change now.

If anyone out there wants a free sample of our award-winning leather conditioner, go to Leather Therapy -- the Free Sample is on the home page -- and give me your shipping information.

Anna
 
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