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How to maintain my leather motorcycle gloves

by | Mar 20, 2020 | STUFF | 0 comments

At Kytone, we have been manufacturing our approved leather gloves in France since 2014.

We take great care to ensure that your gloves are your traveling companions for as long as possible, but for this you will have to work a little (but not too often)

Properly maintained, your gloves will gradually mark themselves, carry the stigma of your road trips, skate and become unique!

But to avoid unpleasant surprises, bring them a little attention from time to time!

Cleaning the gloves

Your motorcycle gloves have been stained, are dusty, or full of soil (we do not consider it promised), do not start wiping them gently with a damp, clean cloth.
As soon as the laundry is dirty, rinse it so as not to spread the stains!
You can also use a mild soap on which you will rub the laundry.
If you have young children (and you still have time to do bikes, damn lucky) you can also use Oleo-Limestone Liniment! If it works for babies, it works for your gloves!
Let dry well in the open air (and not in full sun in July), and then go to the lubrication part!

Ok… we cheated on these, there are brand new

My gloves are stained with motor oil

So there it is balot! As the leather is porous, it will absorb the oil. Some will tell you that you should leave the oil behind, your gloves now proudly display the memory of your broken roadside sump during your adventure in the Bardenas. But you also have the right to want to remove the largest.

In this case, the clay or the soil of Sommières will be your best allies!

Sprinkle the stains on the dry glove (do not be stingy in quantity), and rub lightly. Leave to act for a few hours and remove the clay. It’s pretty magical, but we don’t guarantee the result if your previous oil change was 50,000km away! (at the same time … you will have looked for the breakdown …)

Greasing

This gloves lived the life ! They need a little grease !

We are attacking the part where everyone in his opinion, his miracle product or his little trick.

At Kytone, we would rather be in favor of Coubertin’s motto: “the important thing is to participate”!

This motto applied to gloves is to feed leather, no matter what, even if we too have our favorites!

You can use:

  • Baby milk (not baby milk, skin milk)
  • A special leather product (but suddenly, what are you doing here rather than reading the product manual ?)
  • Olive oil
  • And, for thick leathers like our gloves, Fouganza riding fat can be found at Décathlon! It is perfect and inexpensive (but avoid on fine leathers).

On your very dry gloves (if they are wet, you will have ugly halos, you will have been warned), generously spread the chosen product, then leave to act for a while. Then wipe off the excess with a soft cloth.

And here are your gloves left for a few months.

Wait! I have blood on my motorcycle gloves!

Ouch! This inaccessible little screw made you a small cut and here is the beautiful pair of stained gloves?

If you don’t wait too long, you can collect the leather.

Take a cotton ball with a little bit of the clay we talked about before, moisten it with a little white vinegar or 70 ° alcohol and dab the stain. Change the cotton as soon as it is red and above all DO NOT RUB.

Here you are, good to go.

If you need CE Gloves, check our store !

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