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how to clean gloves

I've recently invested in a set of quality gloves made by Held, Profi model.
Anyone know of a proper way to clean them?
These were not cheap so I'd like to make them last, I'm thinking of washing them in mild soap and water and applying a leather conditioner after they dry.
Any recommendations?

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I have owned a number of held and alpinestars gloves. Had bought the Helds from Helimot when they used to stock them. They recommended "NOT using any leather care products on the kangaroo leather, and just cleaning them with water". I've actually held the gloves under a faucet, filled/drained them and let them dry overnight...so far no problems with loss of suppleness/cracking. I do have a couple pairs of gloves and rotate them out quite a bit. hth
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amauri, this got me curious so I found this info at the www.held-usa.com website.

How do I care for my Held glove?

All leather gloves that are subject to direct contact with your skin will become brittle and cracked if not properly care for on a regular basis. Unlined gloves like the Galaxy, Akira and Profi are specially vulnerable to perspiration and dirt, especially since they are used in intense racing conditions where gloves will become literally soaked with sweat. After every 4-5 months of use (more often during racing and hot weather use), your leather gloves must be cleaned to remove the corrosive salts that remain from hand perspiration. After slow drying (never in sunlight or forced heating), treat the glove with a special leather dressing and work it thoroughly into the leather. Wash the glove in lukewarm water with a special leather detergent. Nikwax offers products that work well on gloves. We recommend periodic cleaning using the Nikwax Leather Cleaning Gel. This waterbased cleaner is effective at removing dirt and perspiration and is formulated to rinse clean and not leave water-attractive residue that damages the leather's water-repellency. Nikwax GloveProof and Paste Wax are two products for adding/restoring the water-repellency to gloves. GloveProof is a waterbased sponge-on treatment that works well on leather and fabric/leather combination gloves--even those with waterproof/breathable linings. The Paste Wax is designed for smooth-finished leather gloves and should not be used on the Storm glove. Both products are safe to use on Gore-Tex and Pittards leather gloves. To find a Nikwax dealer near you, visit http://www.nikwax-usa.com/
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Well I guess that answers that. Thanks Scott.
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do you gentlemen,(), want to go for a ride with Brad motoyoyo,(Scott), and I on the 20th of May? It will be fun.
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ya I heard of that. you got to watch that stuff it can get to you.
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R-dog,amauri,
do you gentlemen,(), want to go for a ride with Brad motoyoyo,(Scott), and I on the 20th of May? It will be fun.
Jeff
I've been traveling for work a lot the last few months but did manage to sneak in a few rides here and there.
Doing a track day on the 14th at Willows with my Tuono, my brother is taking his R6.
It's really tough for me to take a weekday off work otherwise I'd meet-up with you guys for a ride.
That ride last Dec was the best.
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you will be missed.... but on the bright side does that mean we can bag on you? Please let me know when your schedule changes and I will try to set something up for the group.
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