Hand sanitizer? Cleaning Gloves?

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A few questions:

I heard that regular use of the water less hand sanitizer will dry out your hands, similar to that of dish soap. Is this true?

Will using a waterless hand sanitizer get rid of wet-sock type smells?



Is there a good way to wash out a glove(golf) or is it best to leave it be, they're kind of considered consumables like tees and stuff.



Everytime I take off my glove, my hand smells like ass. :D :grumpy:
 
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febreeze will work a little, but something I had to do with my wrist brace(when I wore a fabric one) was to chop the top off a sock and use that as a liner. Just wash the sock layer.

Think you might be better off though to either toss it in a batch of laundry or just toss it and get a new one for this year's season.
 
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There are several types of hand sanitizer products on the market.

The most common and the ones that have been around the longest are alcohol based, both isoprophyl and ethyl. Newer products are related to skin preps used in medical procedures before IV's and other skin sticks. The latter are less drying although there are brands of all which contain ingredients which help reduce the drying effect on skin.

None of these are intended to replace proper hand washing and good hygiene, (not to say you aren't a hygienic type guy), but the drying effect can be cumulative to those who don't wash regularly.

As to the golf glove, most high quality gloves, (usually id'ed as pittards leather), can be washed either by hand or in a regular machine on the delicate cycle. If you feel the need, add a little woolite or other gentle soap.


:barf: “Smells like ass”???:barf:

Dude! Consider yourself lucky it didn't make your hand smell like that forever.:eek:
 
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Hi All-

Any garment that comes into direct contact with your skin will have a finite lifetime due to the effects of sebaceous glands, perspiration, and dirt. I would expect something like a well-used golf glove to be replaced once every season. Allowing it to dry thoroughly between uses may postpone the inevitable. The same problem occurs with leather watchbands...occasional replacement is the only cure.

As far as sanitizers are concerned, I will accept the threat of dry skin in the battle against disgusting threats. One of the nastiest and most germ-infested things a person can touch is the handle of a grocery store shopping cart. Kids with dirty diapers sit in that area and then a variety of spoiled food residue is put into the mix...not to mention countless hands. I squirt sanitizer on paper towels and clean before use.

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underaged! said:
Everytime I take off my glove, my hand smells like ass. :D :grumpy:
:eek:

Now look, if you can't tell the difference between a human rectum and a golf glove, then you deserve that ass scent. :D

My advice? Try a synthetic glove. I've gotten to where I like them better. They retain "grippiness" longer, hold their shape better after they get wet, and they're easier to clean/wash. I also think I get more wear out of a synthetic golf glove than I do the leather ones.

Also think about storage. My bag has a netting pocket for gloves that allows them to dry out. If you just cram your wet, sweaty glove down into a pocket, it's little wonder it smells like ass.

Try a synthetic. You'll like it.
 
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Much of that is the tanning chemicals .Washing my hands with borax and/or baking soda works well for me .Baking soda has long been known for taking out smells . Add it to washing machine etc does wonders.
 
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Can't answer anything about the gloves but an article posted in last years Journal of the American Medical Association actually found hand sanitizer (I believe Purell was the brand tested) to both kill more germs and leave hand LESS dried out than washing and drying hands with regular antibacterial soap, actually surprised me too. However the germ killing effect of the hand sanitizer is not comparable to the better surgical grade soaps.
 
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I use the bottles of Purell all the time and have never had a problem with dry hands. Actually, I think the new stuff has a skin moisturizer in it.
 

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underaged! said:
A few questions:

I heard that regular use of the water less hand sanitizer will dry out your hands, similar to that of dish soap. Is this true?

Will using a waterless hand sanitizer get rid of wet-sock type smells?


Everytime I take off my glove, my hand smells like ass. :D :grumpy:

1) Yes. Use moisturizing lotion daily.
2) Yes. Deodorant works too.
3) I gotta ask, what do you do with the gloved hand? :D
 
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This is completely off topic... or is it...

I don't golf much... the occasional trip to a driving range is it for me. But I've found that my Blackhawk SOLAG gloves work better than any golf glove I've ever tried. My hands don't seem to sweat as much in the SOLAGs as they do in some other gloves and they don't bunch up at the palm either.

As to the grocery store cart thing... I work at a grocery store. I Germ-X my hands the second I get home. Not only do we have to handle the carts all day, we get the money too (and being the book keeper, I get ALL the money). I'm no germ freak, but it's pretty discusting after handling $20,000 in cash everyday.

I use the Germ-X and then wash my hands with hot water and anti-bacterial soap, and then use some unscented lotion. Seems to work pretty well.
 
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I'm pretty new to golf (playing seriously) myself, but I go the the driving range at least three times a week and play at least once a weekend, I'm playing ttwo days this weekend though. I got to head out in a hour or so. :cool:

I use a synthetic glove and stick my glove on the outside of my bag with the velcro. I've also tried washing it out but it gets really stiff after.
 

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underaged! said:
I use a synthetic glove and stick my glove on the outside of my bag with the velcro. I've also tried washing it out but it gets really stiff after.
That's odd. One of the things I like about my synthetic gloves is that they don't get stiff after getting wet and drying out.

You don't moonlight as a veterinarian, do you? :D
 
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