My first reconditioning of a glove experience

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My first reconditioning of a glove experience

Postby jsalinas » January 13th, 2009, 5:05 pm

A while back I was in Boerne, TX. and picked up a Rawlings PG38 glove for 8 bucks.

It was in poor shape and someone took a marker and pen to the outside of the glove. Name, address and telephone number.

I was looking for information and came across a few ideas here on the board on removing the ink (thank you for the information). I stopped this morning and got some 320 grit sandpaper and softly rubbed the areas. About 95 percent of the ink came off. It was hard to see what was coming off because of the "lint" the leather was giving off and the extreme beige color the leather was turning.

I re-laced the entire glove and gave it a generous coat of Glovolium and it came out pretty snazzy.

I'm really proud of the glove. I wish I had before and after pictures.

I will use this sandpaper technique till I come across something better.

:D
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Postby Mike_2007 » January 13th, 2009, 5:20 pm

How about "after" pics? Good feedback on using sandpaper - may try it out myself.
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Postby jsalinas » January 13th, 2009, 6:48 pm

I really need to get a stinking digital camera.

I'll try to get some...don't hold your breath. :?
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Postby jsalinas » January 13th, 2009, 6:59 pm

The glove has been drying for a few hours and it is showing a little of the marker and pen writing. I'll let it dry over night and hit it again with a fresh piece of sandpaper and give it the once over with Glovolium.

It looks better than I thought it would.
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