Goretex thermal gloves



I have a pair of the above mentioned gloves (labelled GORE - Bikewear)
which, with my appalling circulation (!) I could scarcely do without in
the winter. They have a leather palm which helps with the grip but
therein lies the problem! How on earth to I go about washing them? They
are black so they don't show the dirt but they are beginning to 'pong'
a bit )-; Won't hot soapy water rather muck up the leather? On the
other hand, I'd feel a bit of a fool taking a pair of gloves into a
dry-cleaners!!

Simon
 
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Peter Clinch

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[email protected] wrote:
> Won't hot soapy water rather muck up the leather?


So use cool, soapy water! (And soap rather than detergent, either an
expensive liquid like Nikwax Tech-Wash/Loft or Grangers Extreme Cleaner
or unperfumed soap flakes from the supermarket)

Pete.
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Tony Raven

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[email protected] wrote on 15/01/2007 14:00 +0100:
> I have a pair of the above mentioned gloves (labelled GORE - Bikewear)
> which, with my appalling circulation (!) I could scarcely do without in
> the winter. They have a leather palm which helps with the grip but
> therein lies the problem! How on earth to I go about washing them? They
> are black so they don't show the dirt but they are beginning to 'pong'
> a bit )-; Won't hot soapy water rather muck up the leather? On the
> other hand, I'd feel a bit of a fool taking a pair of gloves into a
> dry-cleaners!!
>


I have the same and they go in the washing machine like everything else.
No harm noticed so far over many wash cycles.


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Tony

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Paul Boyd

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[email protected] said the following on 15/01/2007 14:00:
> I have a pair of the above mentioned gloves (labelled GORE - Bikewear)
> which, with my appalling circulation (!) I could scarcely do without in
> the winter. They have a leather palm which helps with the grip but
> therein lies the problem! How on earth to I go about washing them?


Might be a bit of a long shot, but sometimes manufacturers have
instructions on their websites. Failing that, I just chuck my
leather-faced gloves in the washing machine with the rest of the muddy,
pongy post-ride stuff. Just don't use conditioner, and try to use soap
powder rather than washing powder, and you should be OK.

--
Paul Boyd
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
 
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Paul Boyd

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[email protected] said the following on 15/01/2007 14:00:
> I have a pair of the above mentioned gloves (labelled GORE - Bikewear)
> which, with my appalling circulation (!) I could scarcely do without in
> the winter. They have a leather palm which helps with the grip but
> therein lies the problem! How on earth to I go about washing them?


Might be a bit of a long shot, but sometimes manufacturers have
instructions on their websites. Failing that, I just chuck my
leather-faced gloves in the washing machine with the rest of the muddy,
pongy post-ride stuff. Just don't use conditioner, and try to use soap
powder rather than washing powder, and you should be OK.

--
Paul Boyd
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
 
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BigRab

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> [email protected] said the following on 15/01/2007 14:00:
> > I have a pair of the above mentioned gloves (labelled GORE - Bikewear)

Snip 8<
> > therein lies the problem! How on earth to I go about washing them?


If the leather gets a bit stiff rub in a wee dab of hand cream.

Robert
 
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Rob Morley

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In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] says...
> I have a pair of the above mentioned gloves (labelled GORE - Bikewear)
> which, with my appalling circulation (!) I could scarcely do without in
> the winter. They have a leather palm which helps with the grip but
> therein lies the problem! How on earth to I go about washing them? They
> are black so they don't show the dirt but they are beginning to 'pong'
> a bit )-; Won't hot soapy water rather muck up the leather? On the
> other hand, I'd feel a bit of a fool taking a pair of gloves into a
> dry-cleaners!!
>

I've succesfully washed a leather jacket[1] in a washing machine on cool
cycle using washing-up liquid - just avoid anything that contains
enzymes ('biological') or bleaching agents, dry gently (i.e. not on a
radiator) and you should be OK.


[1] It had previously been cleaned by a "leather specialist" with less
than impressive results - it was stiff and the colour had bled. A while
later it was put away damp and went mouldy - after I washed it, it was
soft and clean and the excess dye had rinsed away.