Usually, peeling plastic from keeper gloves is related to the protective film or covering put on the latex palms of fresh gloves. This is to keep them clean and in pristine condition until needed. To take the plastic off goalkeeper gloves while avoiding damaging the gloves, follow these steps:
· New goalkeeper gloves with a plastic covering
· Soft cloth or sponge
· Mild soap (optional).
Make sure all the required materials are ready to start the procedure
Examine the gloves.
Look for any joints or edges where the plastic is bonded to the gloves. This will prevent you from damaging the latex by mistake.
Make a cleaning solution (Optional).
Make a simple soap and water solution if your gloves are filthy or have debris on them. In a bowl, combine a small quantity of mild soap and water.
Wet the cloth or sponge.
Dip the cloth or sponge in the soap and water solution. Check that the fabric is damp but not dripping wet.
Clean the gloves (Optional).
With a wet towel or sponge, delicately wipe the latex palms of the gloves. This will help remove any dirt or debris from the gloves before removing the plastic covering.
Start by getting rid of the plastic covering from a corner or edge. Carefully peel and detach the plastic from the latex palm using your fingers. Take it slow so you don’t damage the latex underneath. Peel the plastic off the glove slowly and steadily, using even and gentle pressure. Be sure to drag the plastic parallel to the latex’s surface rather than at an angle.
Remove from Sections
According to the plastic placement, it may peel off in one piece or multiple pieces. Peel off the plastic covering in small chunks until it is completely removed.
To avoid ripping apart
Slow down and evaluate if you find any resistance or if the plastic does not come off smoothly. Before peeling, gently release any stuck spots.
Dispose of plastic.
Once the plastic has been removed, safely dispose of it. If your local recycling program accepts plastic, you can recycle it.
Clean the gloves.
Once you get rid of the plastic, clean the latex palms of the gloves. Clean any remaining adhesive or dirt from the plastic using a moist cloth or sponge.
Dry the gloves.
Massage the latex palms with a clean, dry cloth to eliminate extra moisture. Avoid excessively rubbing the latex since this may harm the surface.
Preparing for use
You need to wet your palms before a game or practice session. You may add grip-enhancing items or use them for a few minutes to activate the latex.
Store the gloves.
Store the gloves in a cool, dry place far from direct sunlight once prepared to keep the gloves healthy.
You must remember that goalie gloves are sensitive, and removing the plastic takes time and care to avoid injuring the latex palms. If you are unsure or concerned about harming the gloves, seek guidance from the manufacturer or a qualified coach.