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Offline mzflorida

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Gloves That Will Not Transfer Dye?
on: August 03, 2020, 03:36:52 PM
  I've researched the different dyeing processes.  I've tried many.  I've yet to find a glove that does not transfer dye to my palms and fingers.   It gets better over time, but never completely goes away.  It's not that big of a deal, I know.  I prefer mesh gloves as I live in Florida.  Anyhow, anyone ever find a pair where the dye stays where it belongs or a method to prevent it short of wearing an inner glove?   

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Re: Gloves That Will Not Transfer Dye?
Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 08:07:41 PM
Thin glove liners. I use them all the time not because of dye transfer but because it lessens the amount of cleaning.  There is no way hands don't sweat and all that soaks into the gloves. Washing gloves is a pain so I wear super thin liners and after each ride just swap them out for a clean pair, putting the liners in the laundry.

The trick is finding liners that work for you as everyone is different. I've found that silk liners work pretty well but avoid the ones that make the grip slippery.

I wear neck gaiters for the same kind of reasoning, keep grit off the inside of the jacket collar.
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Re: Gloves That Will Not Transfer Dye?
Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 12:48:52 AM
Thanks for the response.  Liners are a no go but appreciate you taking the time to provide a really great response.   

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Re: Gloves That Will Not Transfer Dye?
Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 06:23:36 PM
What might work for you? Gloves in their natural color. Many companies sell natural skin motorcycle gloves and you choose between the leather type you like such as Elk, Deer, Calf and so on. Without any dye in them you're somewhat limited to the color but that might help.

Aerostitch makes some but they can be pricey.  Elkskin and deer skin can be washed to keep them clean unlike the dark color dyed gloves that can get crusty hard after the soap removes the oils from the leather.  Another alternative is to have some gloves made especially for you. They can be pricey too, going to a couple hundred $$ easily but for that you get gloves that makes you wonder why you didn't go that route before. If you go with custom made gloves it's important to choose a company or person that is withing riding distance to you so you can be fitted properly.

The difference between stock items and custom made gloves is nothing short of amazing. Its like a stock seat and something made to fit your behind.
Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 06:25:18 PM by VFR1200XDH
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Re: Gloves That Will Not Transfer Dye?
Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 12:53:45 AM
Natural color is an option.   

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Re: Gloves That Will Not Transfer Dye?
Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 02:56:14 PM
I've had pretty good luck with Alpinestars SMX2 I think they are.  A bit of transfer off the go but then nothing.although it's even wetter there.  The finger tips wear pretty fast but then I cut them off and run them as shorties for awhile.
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Re: Gloves That Will Not Transfer Dye?
Reply #6 on: August 07, 2020, 04:59:02 PM
If you get the elk or deer skin, they can be washed easily. Use a mild soap and warm water and they come out really nice. Some of the natural colors still release some of the tanning but usually not at all. For some of the higher end types they use a two thin layer approach so you can have a dark color outside but natural skin next to your own.

Saddle or western wear shops probably have a few contact to get custom gloves made, they are worth every penny and last far longer than most store bought items. I had a set made and they put think extra layers on the palm and finger tips. Those are replaceable when worn. They cost me $250 but lasted many time longer than any other gloves I've had so well worth it. They were made by a lady who had a baseball glove shop and she's no longer in business so those kinds of little shops can probably made a set where you live.

Good luck in finding something that works for you. Now, if I could only find boots that were as comfortable as sneakers but robust enough for riding I'd be all set.  :008:
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