Lexol/Lexol NF...the differences?

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Lexol/Lexol NF...the differences?

Postby Mike in New Jersey » April 26th, 2008, 11:33 am

Hi, what are the benefits/differences from using regular Lexol and Lexol NF? I read in Noah Liberman's book Glove Affairs that Lexol contains Lanolin, but It doesn't say that on either the bottle or Lexol's website. So does Lexol really contain Lanolin?

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Postby opticsp » April 26th, 2008, 12:50 pm

Mike: Read this article:
In it the guys that make Lexol say there is no lanolin in it.

Also, read further down on these posts and you will find info on Lexol NF. I have never used it but have read that many people like it because it does not darken leather. I like to use Lexol cleaner for small jobs, Fast Orange for heavy jobs and I top it off with Lexol regular conditioner (may darken worn leather a little). This seems to work well for me and my gloves which I use and do not store.
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Postby Mike_2007 » April 26th, 2008, 2:35 pm

I have used both but now use the NF only. The NF is thicker - I put some on a clean white washcloth and gently rub out all the dirt after a gloves been used in a game. Then I hang the glove up on a hook in my den or corner of the garage. The NF doesn't seem to get really "soaked up" this way and it doesn't make the glove heavier. After a few days, especially on black gloves, you'll see a light haze coating. Buff it out ( lexol says to use a piece of sheepskin but a just use a soft cloth) - it will shine ( sort of like polishing shoes). The glove will not be sticky which is bad if you are actually using it on a ball field (dirt). Using this technique, I never need to use leather cleaner. On older gloves, I do this in between playing catch in the backyard and slowly bring the glove back to life!
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