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    reconditioning old welding gloves

    I know I have a bunch of left hand helding gloves that are all burnt up just because of how I position my hands while I am welding. I was wondering does anyone have a way of reconditioning the leather to soften it back up. I am just trying to find away to save money, cause droping 15 bucks on gloves if I could just recondition them would be great.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    You might try saddle soap. that is used to soften and condition leather. neets foot oil works as well.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    I end up with masking tape on my left index and thumb Wish you could just buy single gloves! Maybe we could start an exchange between lefties and righty's on here.
    I'll also cut the finger of an old glove and slip in over the worn-out index.
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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by violatedppl View Post
    I know I have a bunch of left hand helding gloves that are all burnt up just because of how I position my hands while I am welding. I was wondering does anyone have a way of reconditioning the leather to soften it back up. I am just trying to find away to save money, cause droping 15 bucks on gloves if I could just recondition them would be great.
    You don't say which process you're using, but Black Stallion will sell left hand gloves separately . . .

    http://www.revcoindustries.com/catal...sort=3a&page=1

    Here's one source.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by 4sfed View Post
    You don't say which process you're using, but Black Stallion will sell left hand gloves separately . . .

    http://www.revcoindustries.com/catal...sort=3a&page=1

    Here's one source.
    Soak them down with WD-40 and let them dry THOROUGHLY. I've salvaged a bunch of gloves this way. This only works with buckskin and elkskin gloves. It won't do much of anything for cowhide gloves.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Grab them by the back end and bang the front fingers on the corner of a welding tabel a few times might help. This is what I do to soften up new ones.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    You CAN buy left only gloves from Tillman...just for your case.
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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    I just go down to Airgas and ask for a package of 10 left hand only gloves and match them up with 10 righty's that are still good. 10 lefts cost the same as 5 lefts and 5 rights.
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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    There are a lot of great ideas, here. Personally, I hang on to them until I find an opposite handed welder so that we can trade. Even though my pile of gloves gets in my way, once the exchange happens, I think that I feel better.


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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Become ambidextrous.

    On all carpentry, mechanics and gardening skils I am ambidextrous. On welding, even using my monodextrous right hand, I am not that great a welder.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Had a general laborer in the shop once that was saving all the unburnt right hand gloves every one was throwing out. Said he was planning on making a patch work leather jacket. Don't know how that turned out. He was laid off befor he had enough gloves.

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    Get a left handed welder friend
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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyno View Post
    There are a lot of great ideas, here. Personally, I hang on to them until I find an opposite handed welder so that we can trade. Even though my pile of gloves gets in my way, once the exchange happens, I think that I feel better.


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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimm1 View Post
    Had a general laborer in the shop once that was saving all the unburnt right hand gloves every one was throwing out. Said he was planning on making a patch work leather jacket. Don't know how that turned out. He was laid off befor he had enough gloves.
    Prolly from taking shop gloves.

    When I realize I have just fried a finger, I try to stretch the burnt digit, or area, as tight and far as possible before it takes a set while cooling. Otherwise they shrink. This is just to postpone the inevitable.
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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    I use WD-40 and heat it later with electrical heater blower... soften mine... I found his to recondition my red wing...
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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    I beat on them with a large hammer with smooth face and edges. This seems to relax the shrunk parts. I use a 4 lbs sledge. It doesn't take much hammer force. It's more like just free dropping the hammer from 6" up or so.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Throw 'em in the laundry with your other work clothes and some fabric softener...let dry laying somewhere, not in the dryer...seems to work ok the few times I did it...

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    Quit burning your fingers....
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    15 bucks seems like a lot to pay for gloves. I've seen them at Galeton for anywhere from 4 to 8 bucks a pair. They look pretty good.

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    Re: reconditioning old welding gloves

    when I was at Airgas getting my tanks refilled, I noticed this heat shield that you can slip over the outside of the glove. I purchased one and gave it a try, it has helped quite a bit, now I don't go through right hand gloves any longer. Yep I'm a lefty!
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