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

Last edited by ZZman; 09/23/17 02:35 PM.

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524073
09/23/17 02:38 PM
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Albany, NY
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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.


95 Tbird V8 240K PP SYNTH ULTRA 5W30
98 MGM 160K M1 HM 5W20
96 Explorer EB V6 159K PP SYNTH HM 5W30
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Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524075
09/23/17 02:40 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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.

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


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
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Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524083
09/23/17 02:49 PM
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Virginia Beach
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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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Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524086
09/23/17 02:53 PM
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Columbus Nebraska
old1 Offline
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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.


2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil
Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524087
09/23/17 02:53 PM
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NJ
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I'm usually bare handed. If I did it for a living, I'd wear gloves.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles
2004 Rav4 359,000 miles
2015 Camry 59,000 miles
Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524091
09/23/17 02:56 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Online content
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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.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 85k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524093
09/23/17 02:58 PM
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USA
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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.

Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524114
09/23/17 03:20 PM
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Ohio
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Ohio
Always wear a glove(s)! Keep your body parts clean!


15 Camry Hybrid SE 48K 0W20 Kendall bulk
14.5 Camry SE 2AR 0W20 M1 AFE 44K (Mom's)
98 Chevy Prizm 1ZZ M1 AFE 0W30 148K (Brother's)
Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524115
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MIchigan
Warstud Online content
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I use nitrile gloves for oil changes and saran wrap on my arm when changing the filter. I still feel like a man.

Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524117
09/23/17 03:22 PM
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Georgia
AVB Offline
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I use the dipped nylon gloves a lot.

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


2006 Trailblazer LT. Castrol Edge with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. It has oil and still runs
Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524136
09/23/17 03:42 PM
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KY
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KY
Nitrile or mechanics gloves. Clean hands help my state of mind when working- never mind the safety aspects.


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: To Glove or not to Glove. That is the question [Re: ZZman] #4524143
09/23/17 03:53 PM
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Chicago Area
opus1 Offline
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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.


Current Fleet:

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan (yes,the turbo)
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT Club Cab
1994 Ford Ranger XLT (RIP, Dad)
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