Baseball Glove Repair 

Rawlings PRO88

This glove came to me with a little break in the lacing.  It was a break in the lace that connected the web to the thumb.  Also, the glove was extremely dry.  The laces were becoming brittle and were very hard.  The bad thing is that the glove is only a little over a year old.  But, being in the Northeast part of the country, this glove has seen very cold, wet and muddy days and also very hot, dry, sunny days.  It is apparent that this glove has never had any conditioner applied to it. 

I relaced the whole web so that the glove had all laces the same in this area.  It also looked better with all of the same color lace.  I relaced the fingers only because the laces were so dry and brittle that I knew they'd be breaking next...and probably real soon.

One note here...this web pattern took a 72" lace for one of the runs because it goes down around the web and then up through the top of the web to the other side of the web.  That's just a heads-up for anyone looking at relacing a web like this.  I was using a 48" lace for that particular run and I didn't find this out until I was done and about a foot short.  Now I know!  Also, these web laces were the 3/16" wide type.

The glove later had a good deal of conditioner applied to it.  The first coat soaked in real fast because the glove was so dry.  These pictures don't show the final conditioned glove but you can see in the "Restored Web and Fingers" shot a little bit of conditioner that was applied to the lower part of the palm area.  You can see the color difference between the real dry part and the part that had just a little bit of conditioner rubbed on.

 

 

 

Before - Whole Glove Web Shot

Before - Whole Glove Web Shot

 

 

After - Whole Glove Web Shot

After - Whole Glove Web Shot

 

 

Before - Web and Fingers

Before - Web and Fingers

 

 

After - Restored Web and Fingers

After - Restored Web and Fingers

 

 

Before - Web

Before - Web

 

 

After - Web

After - Restored Web

 

 

That's It! A Little Baseball Glove Repair Completed!