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    nevada72
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    waterproofing leather gloves??

    Just got my 2nd pair of Gerbings G3 heated gloves. The 1st pair were too small at XL. The XXLs showed up today and seem to fit my (normally XL) hands well. I noticed the attached tag advises that the gloves be treated because as is, the leather is not water resistant - only the liner. Typically, if I'm looking for serious waterproofing of leather, I spray on Silicon. However, the same thing that repels water might also repel grip. In other words - It makes the leather slippery.

    Anyone have some experience in this realm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevada72 View Post
    Just got my 2nd pair of Gerbings G3 heated gloves. The 1st pair were too small at XL. The XXLs showed up today and seem to fit my (normally XL) hands well. I noticed the attached tag advises that the gloves be treated because as is, the leather is not water resistant - only the liner. Typically, if I'm looking for serious waterproofing of leather, I spray on Silicon. However, the same thing that repels water might also repel grip. In other words - It makes the leather slippery.

    Anyone have some experience in this realm?
    I use Effax ( http://www.amazon.com/Effax-Leather-.../dp/B000QH1GC8 )

    Stuff works great and is thin enough to penetrate easily, also keeps the leather supple.. Just re-coated my Gerbings today.

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    I have put Nikwax glove proof on my Gerbing gloves but I have not been in the rain yet.
    http://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products...p?productid=25

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    Quote Originally Posted by widebmw View Post
    I have put Nikwax glove proof on my Gerbing gloves but I have not been in the rain yet.
    http://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products...p?productid=25
    I've good luck with that. It goes on better (really soaks in) when the glove is wet. Whenever my fingers got wet I'd re-apply before the gloves got dry. That was usually about once a season.

    Now I have gore-tex gloves so my fingers aren't supposed to get wet.

    // marc

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