View Full Version : Oil for a new baseball mitt
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
I have a new glove, and remember with my other one there was an oil i sprayed in to make it soft.
What should i use, I dont want to stain it though.
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
You can find some great stuff at any Sport's Store. I recommend the stuff that you spray on in a foam (looks like shaving cream). Once the mitt is properly coated, the glove is put in the oven. When the glove is done in the oven, it comes out perfect (in my opinion).
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Use a SMALL amount. It is very very important to not over oil your glove.
Also store it in a cool dark place to keep the leather in top notch shape.
Oil it no more than a couple times a season, maybe three if you use it A LOT.
The best way to break it in is by playing catch every day or two for a couple weeks....don't bother with those other methods of over oiling the glove (which will damage it!) or by putting it in a hot hot place with a ball tied up inside (also not good for the integrity of the glove).
** If you decide to put it in the oven like Navyones suggested...make sure this is a one time thing. The oven will really dry out the glove, which may only be OK to do as long as it's the oil that's getting absorbed.
07-10-2005, 09:37 AM
After oiling my glove, I used to put a ball inside it and wrap the glove around it. Rubber band the glove shut, and leave it like that overnight, or for 24 hours or so. Helped break it in.
Just about any sports store should do. I'm sure that most products will give you the desired results...
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