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Projects How many of y'all wear rubber gloves when working??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 6sally6, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. I started wearing them in 2014 when I got my Ford. I should have had them on once, may have saved me from a nasty spider bite. I get the HF 7-mil ones. My tattoo artist wears the 10-mil black ones, required by law. The 7-mil ones are a little longer than the 5-mil ones. They save me a lot of hand scrubbing and I'm not big on the chemicals I'm exposed to. I recall the real old timers I worked with, one looked like that Mr. Dirt character from the commercials. He had dirt embedded all over him, he checked out at age 54, looked like anyone today that is a bad 90, but he drank like a fish and smoked.
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  2. Tickety Boo
    Joined: Feb 2, 2015
    Posts: 1,307

    Tickety Boo
    from Wisconsin

    Nitrile Gloves are my friend, buy them by the case now ,wish I would have had them at work, nitrile gloves allow me to continue my car hobby.

    I worked at the same place in a machining plant since 1973, then in 2012 machine cleaners got into the machine cutting oil and took the protective oil and water barriers from my skin allowing the machine cutting oil to be absorbed.

    Suddenly rashed up over my whole body, then Doctor said had to retire early because of what they call allergic contact dermatitis. This changed our lives because now got to watch what I touch, where I sit, where I go and what I use for cleaning ect.

    So if gloves are available when you working with chemicals suggest you use em.:eek:

    I especially use them when working on Fords or MOPARs also :D
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  3. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 164

    from az

    No. Though I probably should. This is clean for me! I'm surprised my wife lets me touch her at all! IMG_20190807_103814.jpg
    Joined: Aug 1, 2009
    Posts: 577

    from 94577

    Wear nitrile gloves always, even under work gloves. Never know what something is leaching. Old electrical panels, the goo that some leak out is strange. Mastic my ass.

    Wife gets some exam grade gloves from work, not surgical grade. Light blue, damned if I can't find the box or remember the name. Thin but strong, forget they are on sometimes.
    Permatex dark blue gloves seem to hold up pretty decent, but I seem to always pop the palm.
    Glove Plus black gloves are shit. They are black so you cant see how filthy they are, and disintegrate on contact, can't recall where I got them.
    Ammex Indigo, these are my current favorite ones. Last a long time.

    Also use the surgical style ear loop face masks when working on dusty items.
    If I can I wash down anything I'm working on prior to touching it, I will. God bless Simple Green an coin-op car wash soap wands.

    FYI, baby oil is great at preventing oil/grease from sticking to your skin, also great at removing oil/grease from your skin. And great at removing electrical tape glue from surfaces, namely fingers.
    And a good fingernail brush, Rubbermaid is my go to.
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  5. IRION29
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 61

    from Alberta

    Been using them for years (10) I wear them under leather gloves when using a die grinder. I'm the guy that gets all the micro-slivers. Have a magnifier & quality tweezers at the ready.
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  6. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,702

    from Berry, AL

    Getting better at wearing them. Have always worn leather most of the time when working with metal, welding, cutting, bending, etc. Have started using rubber when using some chemicals, but never on oil or grease.

    I think the C element is decided more by a persons genetics as to whether they will get it or not. I’ve know guys that smoked all their lives, worked with gas, oil, and chemicals on their skin, and lived well into their 90’s. On the other hand, I’ve know a few that didn’t make it out of their 30’s, and never smoked or was exposed to any chemicals or petroleum products.
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  7. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,838


    I've more recently adopted using them. When my daughter was born I swiped a few boxes from the hospital, and I've just sort of gotten used to them. It's nice not having that grease embedded in my skin, and it takes it easier to clean up later, not to mention it does provide some protection from light abrasions and obviously from chemical absorption.
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  8. Yeah, I know, but I can't become totally responsible all at once. People would talk.
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  9. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,826

    seb fontana
    from ct

    I should wear them when I use the parts washer but rarely do..Tried couple times but the light ones didn't hold up well; cleaner was harsh and would burn skin..Have less harsh stuff now but practice keeping hands out of it..Lately have been wearing leather gloves while doing over head welding; makes my fingers fat like my DR's when checking prostrate..
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  10. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 594

    from Texas

    i only wear one glove most of the time i only wear it when i weld or burn.

    damn i had to redo that statement.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
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  11. Mark another one up for Thickster 14 mil gloves. I don't like them but I guess I would like liver disease less.

    Also Thickster makes an XXL glove (part no. 6605) where others do not. You know what they say: big hands,
    big gloves.
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  12. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,292

    from So Cal

    I never wore gloves when I turned wrenches for a living. I stuck my hands with open cuts into a bucket of cleaning solvent many times. Nobody wore gloves, you would've stood out like a newbie if you did. But I try to put them on when working on my cars at home these days. I don't always, it's easy to fall back to old habits, but I try. Once you get started and your hands are already greasy, seems foolish to stop and put gloves on then....
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  13. I wear them pretty regularly. Still working in healthcare, so patients look at you funny when there is dirt under your fingernails. I also worry about chemicals leeching into my skin and making my liver work harder than it needs to.
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  14. slack
    Joined: Aug 18, 2014
    Posts: 533


    Religiously. Keeps my fingernails pretty and I don't have to buy Go-Jo. They also offer a modicum of protection.
  15. Ziggster
    Joined: Aug 27, 2018
    Posts: 858


    I rarely wear gloves, especially the latex or nitrile ones, as I get too sweaty and they usually rip way too soon. It doesn't help that my hands are XXL. I'm just getting used to wearing safety glasses more often, and a mask.
  16. '51Plymouth
    Joined: Jun 8, 2005
    Posts: 238

    from York, PA

    It's really not.
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  17. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 722


    I wear gloves all the time and have different gloves for all different tasks.
    Welding gloves, metal forming gloves, mechanics gloves, yard work gloves, rubber gloves.

    I work in an office and need to have clean hands.

    I buy the rubber gloves from Costco.

    Unfortunately I have small hands and when anyone wears my gloves I get to hear them speculate about what other parts of my anatomy may match the size of my hands.

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  18. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,254


    I keep a box of black nitrile gloves for messy tasks.
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  19. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,851

    oldiron 440

    I suppose it would depend upon who I was working on........o_O
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  20. mohead1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2013
    Posts: 586


    What chemicals...was he in business and doing it daily? I usually wear them for heavy chemical or oil work...but in general not very often. Doing heavy work w gloves that tear constantly id a pain in the ass. I use mech gloves or thinner leathers alot whrn under the cars or trucks...but the thin throw-a-ways suck

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  21. solidaxle
    Joined: Jan 6, 2011
    Posts: 529

    from Upstate,NY

    Always wear your gloves!

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  22. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,904


    Oil, coolant, solvents.

    Not daily, but often enough to kill him.

    Don't be next. People love you, more than you hate gloves.
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  23. Just for mixing paint and spraying paint, but I've never smoked so that should even things out a bit.
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  24. Tri-power37
    Joined: Feb 10, 2019
    Posts: 510


    The younger guys at the garage I work at always wear rubber gloves. I’m nearly 50 and never do - I think it’s a good idea to wear them. My dad and father in law were mechanics they never wore them and they got cancer and went down hard - maybe it’s related maybe it’s not? Anyhoo I plan on going out in a overly dramatic flaming hot rod wreck!
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  25. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,385

    from Oregon

    I wear those easy rippers only because I figure it is trendy like those ripped designer jeans the cool kids wear. Everyone still looks at me funny when I go in nto a store. Maybe I am not so cool.:oops:
  26. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,336

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    Several types. I have a bunch of boxes of the cheap thin nitrile gloves around. They’re ok for light duty stuff, like cleaning up after an oil change, but they tend to blow out quickly. The HF thick nitrile (9 mil?) don’t blow out easily, and I use those for anything more than an oil change. For parts washing, I have a pair of chemical resistant gloves that are much thicker, and more cumbersome.

    I never used to wear gloves. Was all tough guy about it. Oil, grease, whatever, it didn’t bother me. Then parts washing started getting followed by days of skin flaking off my hands. That’s disturbing to see, and painful. So now, yeah, I’m wearing gloves and avoiding as much chemical contact as possible.

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  27. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    I wear the H.F. 7mil also. Have for at least 15 years. My son however hates them and seldom does even though I supply them.
  28. Gastrap
    Joined: Apr 8, 2012
    Posts: 103

    from Tama, Iowa

    My employer supplies rubberized cloth and nitrile gloves, I wear them all day, but most others in the shop don't. It's nice to just peel off a glove and have clean hands to use the laptop or get in the toolbox.
    I use them in my home shop too, but never on the mill or lathe.
  29. I never wear gloves of any sort while machining. My buddy with the big shop, he had guys working for him that insisted on wearing gloves, getting dirty was beneath them. He found some gloves that are made for working on mills and lathes and stand up to the coolants. Those are actually pretty nice.

    When I was changing the rear in my Ford in 2017, it was March and cold out. I put on a pair of my gym gloves, weight lifting type with no finger protection. They worked quite well and have a leather palm on them. I took an older pair and those sit in my tool box, ready for the next dirty ass job that comes along.
  30. mohead1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2013
    Posts: 586


    Wow.....then im ficked.....been gitting hands dirty for 45 yrs......

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