Snowmobiling is an exhilarating winter sport, and having the right gear, including snowmobile gloves, is crucial for a safe and enjoyable experience. However, after frequent use, snowmobile gloves can accumulate dirt, sweat, and odors, impacting their performance and comfort. Properly washing and maintaining your snowmobile gloves will not only keep them clean but also extend their lifespan. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to wash your snowmobile gloves and also explore a convenient solution for restoring their water repellency.
Washing Snowmobile Gloves:
Pre-Treat Stains (if applicable): If you notice any stains on your gloves, pre-treat them with a stain remover suitable for the specific fabric. Always spot test the stain remover on an inconspicuous area of the glove before applying it more broadly.
Hand Wash or Use Gentle Cycle: For most snowmobile gloves, hand washing is recommended to ensure gentle cleaning. Fill a basin or sink with warm water and add a mild detergent. Immerse the gloves and gently agitate them to clean the exterior.
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Rinse Thoroughly: After washing, rinse the gloves thoroughly with clean water to remove any detergent residue.
Air Dry: Avoid using direct heat sources or machines to dry the gloves. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water and lay the gloves flat on a clean towel. Allow them to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Do not wring or twist the gloves, as this can damage their shape and materials.
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Restoring Water Repellency:
To maintain the waterproof and breathable features of your snowmobile gloves, it's essential to periodically restore their durable water repellency (DWR). One effective solution for this is using Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In treatment.
Wash Gloves with TX.Direct®: Add the appropriate amount of Nikwax TX.Direct® to your washing machine along with your snowmobile gloves. Use a gentle cycle with warm water to ensure thorough coverage.
Air Dry Gloves: After the wash cycle, air dry your gloves following the same guidelines as mentioned earlier. Allow the gloves to dry completely before using them again.
Enjoy Restored Performance: Nikwax TX.Direct® will rejuvenate the water repellency of your gloves, ensuring they keep your hands dry and comfortable during your snowmobiling adventures.
Remember, proper care and maintenance of your snowmobile gloves are essential for their longevity and performance. By following these washing and restoring steps, you can keep your gloves in top condition and continue to enjoy the thrill of snowmobiling in comfort and style.