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Discussion: Glove care

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Aug. 23, 2013
6 posts
Glove care
I have always used mink oil for ,y gloves and saddle. What dp you duggrdt?
Aug. 23, 2013
6 posts
my gloves suggest?
Aug. 25, 2013
Men's 50
128 posts
I have only used vaseline,oil will soak in and make your glove heavy,Nokona glove conditioner is very similar to Vaseline ,but I found Vaseline to not be as sticky and goes on smoother.
Aug. 26, 2013
Men's 60
205 posts
Barbasol shaving creme. Just work it in with your hands and wipe off the excess. It's cheap and will last awhile.
Aug. 26, 2013
Men's 70
517 posts
Many years ago I purchased a Nokona glove for $180.
It was a great glove, already brokein and ready to play.
The direction for keeping the glove in great shape was using Vaseline. AND it works great.
Put vaseline inside the fingers of the glove and all over the outside, it will soak into leather and not be greasy one little bit.

Your glove will last many many years and snag and hold balls.....

Stay thristy my friend.
Aug. 28, 2013
Men's 70
477 posts
Nokona glove conditioner is the best I have found. it conditions and cleans and does not add weight. All liquids I tried added weight. Nokona are high end gloves and their conditioner is high end cheap and now made in US.
Aug. 28, 2013
Men's 50
505 posts
I use Mink Oil. It is sold in solid paste form like car wax in a can. Cleans, softens, conditions and waterproofs. I Never use any type liquid on my gloves.
Sept. 3, 2013
Wayne 37
Men's 60
397 posts
I used to get Lexol, but it's only available on the Internet for me now. Can't find it locally at leather stores. I just buy the top brand conditioner they have.
Sept. 4, 2013
24 posts
You should be able to find Lexol at most auto parts stores. I know it's at our local Pep Boys, but I've also bought Lexol at AutoZone and O'Reilly's.
Sept. 4, 2013
1606 posts
All the things mentioned, vaseline, mink oil, glove conditioner and others may aid the process but I've found the best way to break in a glove is the old school way--play catch with it.
Also playing catch using a weighted ball helps tremendously.
Sept. 6, 2013
Men's 65
840 posts

I found your Barbasol comment a bit odd. I say this because, I did use that a time or two, but not to break in my glove. I was told that it would stiffen it up a bit, because my glove got too soft. It did work for me, so I found that to be a difference in my experience. Whatever works! LOL!

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 6, 2013
57 posts
I'm partial to Lanolin ... it's my understanding that shaving creme is used because it contains lanolin ... you can buy just lanolin
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