Baseball Glove Repair
This glove was in dire need of conditioner. It was very dry, the leather felt hard and stiff. Because of this, the laces were breaking and lace holes were starting to tear.
As you can see from the shots below, a little baseball glove repair was attempted, but it wasn't real great. Sometimes temporary glove repairs like those, if left as permanent, can actually promote rips in the lace holes because of the wrong size lacing.
The glove repair was very easy for this glove. It took only about 10 or 15 minutes to replace the broken and thin laces in the web with the new, stronger and thicker black lacing. The web was now in good shape.
Again, I spent more time rubbing conditioner on the glove than I did repairing the lace. This glove was also from a northeastern state where the spring weather of rain, snow, mud and sun is pretty rough on baseball glove leather. I did put 2 coats of conditioner on this baseball glove as there was about a 1 week break before the owner had playoff games to play.
Except for the little tear in the one lace hole, this glove is now in great shape. If the owner would perform some baseball glove repair and maintenance every once in a while this glove should have a lot more playing time left.
Before - Dry Leather and Broken Web Lacing
After - Conditioned and Repaired Web Lacing
Before - Dry Leather
After - Conditioned, Soft Leather
Before - Dry Leather - Stretched Finger Laces - Broken Web Lacing
After - Conditioned, Web Repaired and Finger Laces Tightened Up
Before - Broken Web Lacing - Attempted Repair
After - Conditioned and Web Lacing Repaired Correctly
Before - Stretched Finger Laces
After - Tightened Finger Laces
Before - Dry Web Leather - Bad Web Lacing
After - Conditioned, Repaired Web
Before - Dry Palm
After - Conditioned Palm Leather
Before - Dry Leather - Bad Repair
After - Conditioned Leather - Correct Repair
The Rawlings PROS12JA Infielder's Glove
That's It! Baseball Glove Repair Completed!