After riding in heavy rain my gloves soaked a lot of water and I left them dry by a window. My missus in a fit of helpfulness (she is as anti-bike as a human can be but sometimes treats me like mildly psychiatrically ill and softens her stance) put the gloves to dry on an electric radiator and presto het are now hard like made of cardboard.
I plan to apply vast amount of Dainese leather cream to revive them, but maybe wise people here could suggest some alternative treatment methods.
Yeah, I thought about soaking them again but hoped there is a quicker cure as I’m using now my old pair which is hard as cardboard, after ‘drying’ a year ago. I think the note would have helped, yeah.:Whistling:
Would youy think the note would create an unnecessary psychological pressure on my missus and she would then cease all attempts to neutralise her dislike for bikes? :hehe:
As for the gloves any quality leather treatment will restore their suppleness. You could also use ‘old fashioned’ things like saddle soap too it’s a bit more effort on your part however it’s just as good at keeping leather in good shape.
Mine always end up on the rads after a good soaking and I just wear them soft again.
Re the smelly gloves a temp solution is to get some white cotton gloves from the chemist and wear them as a base layer. Stops your hands smelling like the gloves and buys some time till pay day and a new set.