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Hot Rods What kind of work gloves do you use in your shop?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bruce Fischer, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. I used to always use the blue throw away gloves for years. I was paying $15 a box .I would use them a while then they would always rip .I tried the heavy duty one but they we too thick and my hands would sweat.I ran out one day and saw the wife had a pair of thoses yellow dish washing gloves so I tried them.They work great. Hardly ever rip and not to thick and only .99cents.I get almost a week out of them.Good for when I am splitting wood with the wood splitter too .Not so bulky like the winter heavy outside gloves. What do you all think? Thanks Bruce.
     
  2. slowmotion
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    Look up Thicksters. Napa carries 'em. 50 gloves per box, works out to less than a buck a pair. They're tuff as hell but workable.
     
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  3. Petejoe
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    I live in these gloves. Everything but sleep in em. Always working with my hands.
    Last year tried a pair of these Kobalt gloves from Lowes.
    They wear like iron. Cheaper than the Mechanic gloves that are so popular and twice as tough.
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  4. squirrel
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    I use gloves when I'm loading crap to haul to the dump, or scrap metal, or other stuff like that. Aside from welding, I pretty much never wear them in the shop. Sometimes, I'll put on some blue nitrile gloves when I'm messing with paint, though.
     
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  5. I don't wear glove working on cars. When my hands get too dirty I use brake cleaner to clean them. Carb cleaner hurts so I probably should wear gloves. Both of my sons use those blue throw away ones.
     
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  6. LOU WELLS
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    I USE NUN GLOVES! 1374.jpg
     
  7. Petejoe
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    Found that WD40 is great for cleaning hands. Leaves them soft like a babies butt.
     
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  8. I'm with Jim... gloves for some heavy or really dirty work, welding sometimes, otherwise the loss of dexterity is too high. Besides, they make your hands stinky..... LOL
     
  9. porknbeaner
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    If I need gloves I almost always have a pair of Jersey's floating around. I have never worn rubber gloves to work in, my hands get dirty but I am not a Doctor or a Gigolo so no one really cares. I have found that good old dish soap works wonders if I don't have a can of GoJo laying around.

    When I am welding I use whatever pair of leather gloves happens to be handy.
     
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  10. What are "gloves"?o_O


    I work with naked hands. I don't see how anyone can work with gloves on.
     
  11. Blue gloves for epoxy and other icky stuff. Welding gloves for welding, grinding and buffing, no gloves for everything else
     
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  12. jcmarz
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    Gloves are for women!
     
  13. cavman
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    I wear leather gloves all of the time when doing sheet metal repairs, when you cut a tendon and the Doctor has to go fishing for it, you begin to work smart.
     
  14. I think all of those gawdawful chemicals soaked into my hands throughout the years has kept the arthritis from making my hands stiffen up...:D
     
  15. 270dodge
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    Jersey's with blue nitrile when doing an automatic tranny. I've seen a few go away early from contact with auto tranny fluid. Cancer.
     
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  16. Marc Belson
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    Leather in my shop for metalwork and Firewood. Chemicals, thicker rubber.
     
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  17. porknbeaner
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    They have preserved us. :D :D :D
     
  18. Bam.inc
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    Mostly Black Nitrile.
    KBS paint usually carries some good thicker ones, even HF aren't bad. For $7, about 100gloves. About 7 cents a piece, maybe as cheap as Lava soap & Goop soap, brake cleaner, plus paper towels.
    Sure burns a lot less.
    Also save a lot of splinters, cuts, & bloody knuckles.
    For me anyway.
     
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  19. Mr48chev
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    In 50 years of working on cars The only time I (wore any sort of gloves to work on a car was when I worked for Midas Muffler in 1977 and wore Jersey gloves because they were required for doing the muffler work. I still wear Jersey gloves to weld with quite often if I don't have a pair of leather gloves or dig out my good welding gloves for serious welding. I'll probably wear gloves more than ever in the next year or so as I have a lot of sheet metal work to do and already have more scars on my hands than is required for being one of the "old school wrenches"

    I've never owned a pair of "Mechanix gloves and probably wouldn't wear them if I had them. Habit more than anything else. They weren't invented when I started working in shops and the only guys who wore gloves were a few tire changers who didn't want their hands to look like they worked with their hands when they were out with their homies after work. I don't knock anyone for protecting his or her hands though as my beat up old mitts are proof that one should take better care of his/her hands.
     
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  20. porknbeaner
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    I know lots of modern mechanics that swear by gloves. I am not comfortable with them but that doesn't make them wrong for sure.

    We had some cleaner (solvent) when I was still working at the Star that required the use of Nitrile gloves (and a respirator). The safety guy said it was like using modern automotive paint products it would soak through your skin straight into your blood system. I tried to avoid it if I could.

    I doubt that any of us will run into that stuff in our shops, but a lot of the fellas use modern paint products and I think that common sense says that anything that can get you by way of osmosis needs gloves at the very least. ;)
     
  21. aaggie
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    A trick I learned years ago. If your hands are really dirty like from changing an oil pan that has been leaking for years just pour a little fresh motor oil on them and massage it in like you are using soap. Wipe off with a rag and your hands will be dirt free, just a light coat of oil and it will wash off with soap.

    As for gloves I use good leather for welding and double up on Nitrile when working with paint or chemicals. A lot of the ingredients in the stuff we use now will penetrate the skin and cause nasty things to happen.
     
  22. Autodave
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    Raven 6 mil Nitrile made by SAS...What porknbeaner said is correct.
     
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  23. Petejoe
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    I don't know about that PB.......
    gigolo is a male escort or social companion who is supported by a woman in a continuing relationship,[1] often living in her residence or having to be present at her beck and call.
    I'd wear gloves if I was supported by a woman......
     
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  24. Wearing gloves is for poofs, or that's what they think down my way.
    That said, my hands are my lively hood. I work with blood product, so can't afford cuts and scratches.
    I use latex for lite dirty work, and have several leather pairs for heavy work, and a rubber pair for working near any electrical stuff.
    Some people have looked at me funny when I use em, until they realise im not in a position to have cut up hands.
    Your skin is porous, so your body ingests all the chemicals and bad shit you get on your hands, even small amounts get into your body.
    I'd rather be alive and healthy, as opposed to dying from chemicals, or sick.
    Just like we should wear earmuffs to protect hearing, and goggles for our eyes, work smart, or suffer.
     
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  25. BamaMav
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    As I have got older, my skin has gotten softer, I cut and skin up much easier than I use to. Any hard bump will usually draw blood, so If I'm turning wrenches, I'll put on any leather glove I have. I've used some of those mechanics style a few times, too. I will also use some kind of rubber glove if I'm working with fiberglass or something like that. For general use though, I work bare handed. Lots of times, you just can't get your hand in a space with a glove on, and if you do, you don't have any feeling to start bolts and nuts. Never been afraid of getting my hands dirty, Goop takes it right off.
     
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  26. Only time I wear gloves is sandblasting or welding. HRP
     
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  27. jcmarz
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    Think about this, everyone breaths airborne chemicals. We eat food that has chemicals. We clean with chemicals. In short, chemicals are everywhere and we are going to die one way or another.
     
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  28. squirrel
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    Some of us are even made of chemicals!
     
  29. And that's a great reason to ingest even more, so you die faster. :D
     
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  30. stimpy
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    when handling chemis I wear them ( was a hazardous chemi tanker driver for 20 years ) , and it depends on what chemical I am working with as one glove doesn't cover all, but when working on the car none , I use go jo to clean up afterwords , if its real bad I use the orange oil stuff . when welding and working with metal , its my leather ones .
     
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