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gloves for wrenching my cars #5379301 03/18/20 07:58 AM
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I know HF has disposable gloves in a few different thicknesses. What thickness do the mechanics at shops wear? Don't want to get ones so thin they rip just putting them on.

With pets there gross things I must do and gloves would help, like cleaning cat litter.

Then there is clearing mouse traps where the mouse did not choose wisely.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379314 03/18/20 08:13 AM
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For pet duty I just use plastic bags as from the grocery store.

Not a mechanic, but I buy both cheapo HF vinyl and nitrile, thin ones. I did buy the black ones recently, thicker and last longer, haven't used yet. But I find that I rarely wear gloves for longer than 10 minutes before they are off again. Some good reason comes up to take them off. Vinyl works ok for oil changes: the oil attacks the gloves, but since I pull the bolt and then the glove is off, then pull a filter some time later and then that glove is off, so forth, it's not been an issue.

I do have a couple sets of mechanics gloves for work that isn't oily but where I might bash my hands. I did clean one set with Dawn in the sink as they had gotten loaded up, but then noticed a hole. I suspect for most people, when they load up, it's probably not far from time to replace.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379330 03/18/20 08:29 AM
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Costco has nitrile gloves that are fine for pet duty, not wrenching. For wrenching you need something 9m. HF has 9mil black gloves that i use. I use hand lotion on my hands before donning. The lotion seems to make it easier to clean my hands in case of a glove break.

Being in the medical field, I can't go back to work with diesel mechanic looking hands.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379345 03/18/20 08:47 AM
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I buy 6.3 mil Nitrile from Amazon. Diamond brand. They break or tear on occasion, but that thickness allows me to feel what I’m doing, so I’ll take the breakage. They’re out of stock at the moment.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: supton] #5379352 03/18/20 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by supton
For pet duty I just use plastic bags as from the grocery store.

Not a mechanic, but I buy both cheapo HF vinyl and nitrile, thin ones. I did buy the black ones recently, thicker and last longer, haven't used yet. But I find that I rarely wear gloves for longer than 10 minutes before they are off again. Some good reason comes up to take them off. Vinyl works ok for oil changes: the oil attacks the gloves, but since I pull the bolt and then the glove is off, then pull a filter some time later and then that glove is off, so forth, it's not been an issue.

I do have a couple sets of mechanics gloves for work that isn't oily but where I might bash my hands. I did clean one set with Dawn in the sink as they had gotten loaded up, but then noticed a hole. I suspect for most people, when they load up, it's probably not far from time to replace.


Well NY implemented no more plastic bags. And paper bags are a nickle. I am saving old pet food bags to dump the used cat litter in. And similar.

I use to make use of at least 50% of the plastic bags I ended up with, lunch and cat litter. And for use as a glove replacement at times


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379354 03/18/20 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Originally Posted by supton
For pet duty I just use plastic bags as from the grocery store.

Not a mechanic, but I buy both cheapo HF vinyl and nitrile, thin ones. I did buy the black ones recently, thicker and last longer, haven't used yet. But I find that I rarely wear gloves for longer than 10 minutes before they are off again. Some good reason comes up to take them off. Vinyl works ok for oil changes: the oil attacks the gloves, but since I pull the bolt and then the glove is off, then pull a filter some time later and then that glove is off, so forth, it's not been an issue.

I do have a couple sets of mechanics gloves for work that isn't oily but where I might bash my hands. I did clean one set with Dawn in the sink as they had gotten loaded up, but then noticed a hole. I suspect for most people, when they load up, it's probably not far from time to replace.


Well NY implemented no more plastic bags. And paper bags are a nickle. I am saving old pet food bags to dump the used cat litter in. And similar.

I use to make use of at least 50% of the plastic bags I ended up with, lunch and cat litter. And for use as a glove replacement at times


I use trash bags for litter.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379386 03/18/20 09:36 AM
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Was advised to spray antiperspirant on hands before putting on nytril gloves. Haven`t tried it yet.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379387 03/18/20 09:37 AM
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9 mil black from HF. I usually don't wear gloves but for the real messy stuff these work well and don't tear easily.

https://www.harborfreight.com/9-mil-nitrile-powder-free-gloves-50-pc-large-68511.html


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379409 03/18/20 09:56 AM
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Gloveworks HD is the way to go for wrenching. I gave up on HF nitrile blacks, too many times having the gloves tear too easily.
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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379448 03/18/20 10:45 AM
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I use the 7mm nitrile gloves. Most of my wrenching is on bikes, though, and the bolts are smaller. I just don't have enough feel w/the 9mm gloves. Yes, they can tear--I just change them out when they do. After resisting forever, I'm now a diehard glove wearer...

If I'm doing suspension or brake work, I use these: https://www.harborfreight.com/safet...sional-mechanics-gloves-large-62525.html They cushion the blow when you hands bang into something.

I use those gloves for mountain biking as well. They're pretty nice, and a great deal on sale.

Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379466 03/18/20 11:10 AM
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For general wrenching , I sometimes wear cheap cotton gloves , especially in winter . Try to catch them on sale .

https://www.harborfreight.com/cotton-work-gloves-with-two-sided-pvc-dots-6-pr-60650.html

I use the vinyl / rubber / plastic gloves for draining the oil & such .

https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=glove


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379521 03/18/20 12:16 PM
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Home depot nitrile gloves. They fit my hads well and are tear resistant.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379522 03/18/20 12:17 PM
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I keep 5mm and 9mm around for various tasks. Oil changes, BBQ, and general nasty stuff. Cotton gloves underneath makes it easy to pick up a whole brisket or butt without burns or greas.

HF coupons let me keep enough around and they’re always eligible for 20% off and the occasional 30%.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: sloinker] #5379523 03/18/20 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sloinker
Gloveworks HD is the way to go for wrenching.


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Re: gloves for wrenching my cars [Re: Donald] #5379609 03/18/20 02:41 PM
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Onyx and Thickster gloves


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