Plasti- Dip Glove Repair

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Introduction: Plasti- Dip Glove Repair

This old pair of bike gloves was splitting at the end of the fingers and after several attempts at fixing them with a combination of sewing and superglue, they were on the brink of becoming garbage. However, instead of tossing them we decided to try plasti-dipping them to extend their life.

The process took about 30 minutes to complete with an additional 4 hours of drying time. After about 3 weeks of biking nearly every day, the gloves are doing well with the plasti-dip remaining firm.

There was an initial loss of dexterity towards the fingertips, but after the first couple rides the plasti-dipped portions began to loosen up quite a bit. This, coupled with the increase in grip definitely improved the functionality, performance, and life of these once doomed gloves.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

For this you will need

  1. An old pair of gloves
  2. A pair of latex gloves
  3. A good amount of paper towel
  4. Performix Plast-Dip container

Step 2: Prep

  1. Clean gloves of any dirt or grease using soap and water and allow to dry.
  2. Spread out paper towel over your work area.
  3. Open Plasti-Dip container and stir slowly but thoroughly for approximately 1 minute.
  4. Once stirred, put on the blue latex gloves.
  5. Put on the damaged gloves over-top.

Step 3: Dipping the Gloves

  1. Insert finger at a time into the plasti-dip. Our product recommended doing this at a rate of 1" every 5 seconds.
  2. Repeat for remaining fingers.
  3. Repeat for other hand.

Step 4: Allow to Dry

  • Leave Gloves on hands and allow to dry.
  • Doing this outside is recommend due to the smell of the product and the possibility of spilling.

Step 5: Repeat As Neccasary

  • Repeat process to desired thickness.
  • We did two coats and it seemed thick enough.

Step 6: Dry

  1. Have someone help remove the gloves once they are dry to the touch.
  2. Allow them to dry and cure. Check the manufacturers recommendation, ours took approximately 4 hours.

Step 7: Go Out for a Rip!!!

  • Now you can conquer all those tails and jumps you always dreamed about...

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    4 Comments

    Works well on garden gloves too

    Great instructable! Made me laugh at the last step.

    Simple and smart idea! Thanks.

    Simple and smart! Thanks for the great idea.