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How To Get Rid of Mildew Smell Inside of Leather Welders Gloves?

Post in 'The Gear' started by velvetfoot, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I use the gloves for loading wood.
    Somehow they were moist for a while 2 summers ago, and they still smell mildewey inside.
    I have tried anything on it yet.
    Thanks for any suggestions.

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  2. Nofossil

    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    I've used a mild bleach solution on other materials with good success, but I have no idea what to do with leather.
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, me too.
    I washed entire house with it this summer and it works great.
    The leather, now that's a different story.
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    they are cheap. I'd throw them in the washer and dryer and see how they come out. If you ruin them then pick up another pair.
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    $15 bucks wasn't that cheap.
    I like the lysol idea.
    I've used that in the past with a carpet that got wet, as I recall.
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    You can also try filling them with cat litter.

    I know a guy who did this with a trombone case. It got rid of the musty smell, but when he went to a gig, a cat got in the case and peed in it.
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