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1/13/2018 1:49 PM
 

May be a stupid question but do you guys use mink oil or the similar on your outdoor research gloves? As to waterproof them. Does that do anything to the FR factor?

thanks guys

 
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1/14/2018 9:32 AM
 
No. Most of the construction is nomex anyway, so not waterproof.

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1/14/2018 12:52 PM
 
Yea I’m sorry I meant mainly for the leather on the gloves. Not necessarily waterproofing the whole glove just protecting the leather from snow or water. That is what I was referring to. So you do not use anything on the leather? It seems the leather is a darker color than on mine.
 
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1/14/2018 10:48 PM
 
I'm not the most up on leather care, but in general I've always been recommended to use wax-based treatments like sno-seal rather then animal based products. I've been told that animal based products run the risk of over-softening leather, which is the last thing most thin nomex/leather gloves need.

I've used heavily sno-sealed gloves around open flame for years with no issues, so I wouldn't be concerned.
 
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1/15/2018 5:03 AM
 
OK. well that makes since. I know it may have been a newbie question but honestly I've never really though about it until getting on here and following the hill brothers. I've used "contact gloves" for years and never treated them with anything but I was noticing that my OR gloves are not as dark as Evans was and it got me thinking. So thanks I really appreciate it Fowler.
 
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1/15/2018 5:31 AM
 
That is just use. Snow seal is a sealant and not a conditioner or oil. In general you want to condition/oil then seal. Just sealing can cause the leather to dry out. However, I have never used anything on contact gloves. I don't expect them to be fully water proof, nor do I want them to so they breath better, and I have never had a pair where the leather got dry. I have oiled then snow sealed leather work gloves, but that was for use on horses and motorcycles where I was looking for waterproof.

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1/15/2018 7:27 AM
 
OK I'm tracking now. So nothing is going on my OR gloves. Thanks guys
 
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