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10-22-2006, 05:02 PM
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Given its age I would say that its still real leather. If it is, neatsfoot oil will help greatly. Mix a solution of 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar. This will help break the salts. Mist the interior and exterior of the glove VERY well and then let dry. Get a shop rag soaked with neatsfoot oil and rub that on the entire exterior of the glove. The leather should darken. Let it sit for a day to obsorb and repeat. You can take strips of cloth soaked with neatsfoot oil and rub the interior palm of the glove. Again rubbing it in and then let sit for 24 Hrs, repeat again. There are also leather conditioners that will help keep that supple closure in the glove. You will prob want to condition hte glove on a monthly basis. Avoid amor-all products as they can tend to dry out and cause cracking of you dont maintain a treatment schedule.

Look for a local OZONE CLEANING from a local hockey shop. The glove wont be relegated to the garage once you have it processed and then simply mist after each game witha solution of 1 part isopropyl alcohol to 3 parts water. You wont have to soak the glove...just a light misting of the interior after each use.

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