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    Nitrile Gloves

    I've been getting tired of scrubbing my hand after working on the bike and having them still smell like pro-link, as well as the mild irritation that some degreasers cause. So, I was looking to pick up nitrile gloves, but I realized, I have NO idea where to find them. Any help? Hardware store? Pharmacy? Auto supply store?

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    I got mine at the local "Wally World", they're good, disposable, and very inexpensive.
    I got 30 for about $2.

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    Lots of people on ebay selling them in any size you want (I need XL which is hard to find locally). Otherwise, pharmacies, hardware stores, etc. should have them. You can also get nitrile-coated cotton gloves at some auto-parts stores which are nice because they breathe.

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    Walgreens has their own brand. Most drug stores will have them.

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    Great, thanks!
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    Harbor Freight. If you have a local store, print the discount price page from the website and they usually match that in the store.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=37052
    for large, also avail. in med.
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    Home Depot has them where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Underbridge View Post
    Home Depot has them where I live.
    +1 Home Depot and Lowes both carry them. BTW, latex disposable gloves are just as utilitarian as nitrile for bike mechanics and somewhat less expensive. You aren't dealing with really dangerous chemicals so the extra protection of nitrile isn't needed.

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    Nitrile are a bit stronger than Latex, but don't stretch as much. Go up a size when buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfeet View Post
    Nitrile are a bit stronger than Latex, but don't stretch as much. Go up a size when buying.
    I have and use both and they both seem to shred in about the same time. Latex is more forgiving if you buy too small and they are cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaluna View Post
    .... You can also get nitrile-coated cotton gloves at some auto-parts stores which are nice because they breathe.
    Are these partially or fully coated? If fully coated, they bloody-well better NOT breathe!

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    Just the palms and fingers are coated on the ones I have, so I wouldn't use them for fishing a chain out of a jug of solvent, but for most maintenance tasks its more than enough protection.

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    I bought a box of store-brand nitrile gloves at CVS. I imagine most drug stores and X-mart type places carry them.

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    I've got some nitrile gloves that are thicker. More like dish washing gloves. With any reasonalbe care they don't shred. Been using the same pair for chain cleaning on all the various 'cycles as well as parts washing for well over a year now. And I only threw out the previous set because they got so smarmmy smelling inside and washing them didn't seem to help.

    I now wipe off the outsides and then pull them off inside out so they air out between uses.

    I got mine from an industrial safety supply place. I'm guessing that paint places should have them as well.
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    Cheapo latex gloves often use less-pure latex, which over time can lead to a latex skin allergy.

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    Ditto on everything people have said about the gloves. I happen to buy mine at HD or Lowes.

    As for cleaning smelly oily stuff off your hands. After you use your best hand cleaner (I use liquid citrus w/ scrubbing particles, aka "pumice" type hand cleaner), lube up and scrub your hands with some good hand cream or even the thick, greasy stuff like Eucerin or such that come in tubs. Use vaseline if you need to. Of course, wipe after with paper towel if needed. It will sooth your hands but will also get rid of any oil residue and/or odor. If your hands feel too oily after the hand lotion treatment, just wash with soap and water.

    As another household tip: if you don't have any good heavy duty grease cutting hand cleaner, liquid dish soap works really well. Put it on dry hands, scrub well, rinse, repeat.

    Finally, many, many years ago, an old mechanic showed me that a little bit of clean motor oil will really work well as a hand cleaner to remove black oily/greasy crap from hands. Then you're left with just oily, but clean hands which are easier to clean with soap and water or heavy duty hand cleaner than scrubbing off the imbedded black crap. That's where I got the idea for "finishing" with hand lotion to get rid of residual filth and odors. I can tell you it works well to get rid of hypoid oil (aka gear oil) smell - you know the stuff that really stinks and is hard to get rid of the odor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondoman View Post
    Cheapo latex gloves often use less-pure latex, which over time can lead to a latex skin allergy.
    Don't use latex or regular dish gloves. Solvents will eat them quickly. Oils and greases only slightly less quick. Stick to nitrile gloves with are solvent resistant.
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    Since I'm often working on bikes while "in uniform" at work, I got the chief to buy me a nice Park shop apron. I steal the gloves from the housekeeping closet... Keeps my uniform free of chain goo and such.

    Now if he'd just spring for a parts-washer.....

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