Baseball Glove Repair

Rawlings PROS12JA

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

Before - Dry Leather and Broken Web Lacing

 

 

 

After - Conditioned and Repaired Web Lacing

After - Conditioned and Repaired Web Lacing

 

 

 

Before - Dry Leather

Before - Dry Leather

 

 

 

After - Conditioned, Soft Leather

After - Conditioned, Soft Leather

 

 

 

Before - Dry Leather - Stretched Finger Laces - Broken Web Lacing

Before - Dry Leather - Stretched Finger Laces - Broken Web Lacing

 

 

 

After - Conditioned, Web Repaired and Finger Laces Tightened Up

After - Conditioned, Web Repaired and Finger Laces Tightened Up

 

 

 

Before - Broken Web Lacing - Attempted Repair

Before - Broken Web Lacing - Attempted Repair

 

 

 

After - Conditioned and Web Lacing Repaired Correctly

After - Conditioned and Web Lacing Repaired Correctly

 

 

 

Before - Stretched Finger Laces

Before - Stretched Finger Laces

 

 

 

After - Tightened Finger Laces

After - Tightened Finger Laces

 

 

 

Before - Dry Web Leather - Bad Web Lacing

Before - Dry Web Leather - Bad Web Lacing

 

 

After - Conditioned, Repaired Web

After - Conditioned, Repaired Web

 

 

 

Before - Dry Palm

Before - Dry Palm

 

 

 

After - Conditioned Palm Leather

After - Conditioned Palm Leather

 

 

 

Before - Dry Leather - Bad Repair

Before - Dry Leather - Bad Repair

 

 

 

After - Conditioned Leather - Correct Repair

After - Conditioned Leather - Correct Repair

 

 

 

The Rawlings PROS12JA  Infielder's Glove

The Rawlings PROS12JA  Infielder's Glove

 

 

 That's It! Baseball Glove Repair Completed!