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    Default Nomex/leather glove cleaning?

    I dryclean my race suit after every event.. my gloves, I can't say such nice things about. I finally took them with me to the drycleanerthis week expecting it tobea few extra bucks to havethem done along with the suit, and they told me because they had leather, they would need to be sent out, and it would be $20..
    I'vehad the gloves 2 years and am going to probably replace them soon, so might as well put $20 towards fresh ones.. does anyoneelse have a cheaper alternative to $20 glove cleaning services? This is the first time I've taken leather to this drycleaner, I clean all my own motorcycle gear, but didnt want to messwith the nomex.. so does this sound like the right price or do some places do this for much less?
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    Hose them off and set them in the sun.

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    I would use soap and water in a bucket...wear the gloves...open and close hand 10-15x. Rinse. Squeeze dry and hang dry. Done. Free!
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    Stink it up.
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    Molecule actually works. Machine or sink wash. A little goes a long way. Air dry. No need for dry cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB View Post
    Molecule actually works. Machine or sink wash. A little goes a long way. Air dry. No need for dry cleaning.
    Whoa that sounds like a good product, I'll have to order some. My suit has always had a kinda strange smell since new, not really sure why other than the material (FRC), maybe this will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepass View Post
    I dryclean my race suit after every event..
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    Racequip/Trackside Tim related to me that some solvents at dry cleaners can quickly disapate the fire resistance of driving suits.
    They suggested machine wash and hang dry driving suits and nomex underwear.
    I would wash gloves in soapy water and and hang dry.
    They also mentioned even with gentle machine washing that suits should be replaced after 50 wash cycles.
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    Are they leather or suede with nomex liners?

    Have used Molecule or something similar on Goretex, worked great! I strongly suggest hand-washing.
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    Force - as far as I can tell they are a Nomex glove with leather palm/finger section added to the outside of the Nomex.
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I'm going to give it a shot just washing them in soap and water and hang drying and see how that goes.

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    When you dry them, put some decent moisturizer on the leather. Keeps the hide from getting too stiff and cracking/splitting.
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