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#4524071 - 09/23/17 02:35 PM To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5849
Loc: Michigan
I never wear gloves when doing repairs. I guess I prefer blood and filthy hands that make me feel like a man!
How about you?
Mechanics gloves
Disposable gloves
Bare skin


Edited by ZZman (09/23/17 02:35 PM)
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#4524073 - 09/23/17 02:38 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
ford46guy Offline


Registered: 06/01/13
Posts: 525
Loc: Albany, NY
Mechanics gloves for rust or sharp stuff, Nitrile for chemicals.
Oils and chemicals go right thru your skin and bloodstream. It is not just dirt.
Scratches from rust could cause blood poisoning or serious infections.

Not worth the risk.
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#4524075 - 09/23/17 02:40 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3028
Loc: USA
I always use nitrile gloves. They don't add bulk so you still have dexterity and I don't care to have my hands smell like old motor oil or transmission fluid the rest of the day.

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#4524080 - 09/23/17 02:43 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
gabriel9766 Offline


Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 943
Loc: Missouri
My shop supplies gloves. I use the diamond grip gloves for working on regular jobs. Then i use the cheap thin gloves for oil changes at work.
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#4524083 - 09/23/17 02:49 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8616
Loc: Virginia Beach
Nitrile gloves. All the time. Every time.

Used oil is carcinogenic, as well as being difficult to get out from under my nails, so I prefer to minimize the exposure.

Nearly every day that I am home, my hands are in some woodworking finish, gun solvent, automotive fluid (clean or dirty) and none of that stuff is good for you with chronic exposure. I'm not about to give up my hobbies or interests, so nitrile it is...
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#4524086 - 09/23/17 02:53 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 1006
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
never have been able to do anything with gloves. Have only been doing auto and OPE repairs since 1964, so don't know if there will be any long time problems. I am retired now, so only doing my own repairs. I keep my tetnus shots up to date.
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#4524087 - 09/23/17 02:53 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3117
Loc: NJ
I'm usually bare handed. If I did it for a living, I'd wear gloves.
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#4524091 - 09/23/17 02:56 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10313
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I use disposable rubber gloves when I think about it. Sometimes I'll do something real messy and think, "why didn't I put my gloves on!?". I'm an idiot sometimes I guess.

I love not having to scrub my hands after working on an oily car doing wheel bearings or an oil change.
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#4524093 - 09/23/17 02:58 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6388
Loc: USA
Disposable gloves whenever oil/fluids/chemicals are involved because used oil is very unsafe!

For other jobs, either disposable or the mechanix gloves, depending on the job.

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#4524114 - 09/23/17 03:20 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
Dorian Offline


Registered: 12/07/15
Posts: 311
Loc: Ohio
Always wear a glove(s)! Keep your body parts clean!
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#4524115 - 09/23/17 03:21 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5507
Loc: MIchigan
I use nitrile gloves for oil changes and saran wrap on my arm when changing the filter. I still feel like a man.

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#4524117 - 09/23/17 03:22 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1358
Loc: Georgia
I use the dipped nylon gloves a lot.

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#4524118 - 09/23/17 03:26 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
BrianF Offline


Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 595
Loc: Sask, Canada
last few years I began wearing nitrile for for oil changes and other work that gets me in contact with chemicals. I bought some mechanic gloves for heavier work so I can minimize the damage I do to my hands. I dont care if I feel like a man or not, I have nothing to prove to anyone. I prefer the use of my hands and if I can minimize the risk of cancer later in my life I think that is a win.
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#4524136 - 09/23/17 03:42 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4201
Loc: KY
Nitrile or mechanics gloves. Clean hands help my state of mind when working- never mind the safety aspects.
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#4524143 - 09/23/17 03:53 PM Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman]
opus1 Offline


Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 2512
Loc: Chicago Area
I started using nitrile gloves in the last year or so. Saves running into the house to wash if I need to touch something that shouldn't be oily/dirty.
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