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Old 04-16-09, 09:28 PM
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Favorite shop gloves?

Yes, i could've asked in the shop forum, but i didn't.

i used my last pair of these pulling and cleaning my drive train and was wondering if any of the other ones on this page are better. the ones i used were ok, but by the second or third use, they'd snag on everything.
i was also thinking latex gloves... what do you guys use to keep grease off of your hands (and subsequently your sleeves/bathroom/kitchen/pets/etc.
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Old 04-16-09, 09:32 PM
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these ones seem dope.
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Old 04-16-09, 09:33 PM
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Latex gloves. Bonus is that you can wash up with degreaser to get the grease off your gloves without trashing your hands.
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I just use nitrile examination gloves (pretty much like latex examination gloves) that I 'borrow' from the ER where I volunteer.
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Old 04-16-09, 09:40 PM
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excuse my ignorance, but what is the thicker kind called? i used to keep a pair with my tube for changing flats, and they were super thin and have ripped while changing a flat.
i know i've seen thicker/more durable ones, but i'm not really sure what "type" of latex gloves they are...
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Old 04-16-09, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by artesc View Post
I just use nitrile examination gloves (pretty much like latex examination gloves) that I 'borrow' from the ER where I volunteer.
Want to borrow me a box?
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Old 04-16-09, 09:49 PM
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i use these household latex gloves:

they're pretty thick and durable~
https://www.spacesavers.com/trueblues.html
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I didn't realize anyone used gloves
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
I didn't realize anyone used gloves
I do if I'm using degreaser. That stuff breaks down your skin just as well as it works on chain crud
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Old 04-16-09, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BurntPocketHole View Post
Yeah, the gloves I get are pretty much this strong, they are amazing, I'm guessing they need to be for when they do surgery and whatnot.

I don't know anything about them but the fact that they are called 'nitrile examination gloves' I'll try to get some more info next time i go.

wait...I found some good info here, they look to be about what I use, but apparently you can only buy them in cases...

I don't know about the whole aloe thing, i guess if you want your hands to be silky smooth once you're done working on your bike...


I'll definitely borrow some for anybody that wants any....
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No gloves, just plenty of soap.
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In the shop, we use disposable vinyl gloves. I actually only use them for installing new chains, that factory grease is just super sticky and thick, and harder to wash off.
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no gloves.
dishwashing soap & hot water works wonders.
the degreaser I use does not irritate skin & is non-toxic
https://web.mac.com/eldukedegreaser/E...ser_/Home.html
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I got these for when I volunteered at the co-op. They rock.
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i use a set of mechanix gloves at home. they double up as bike/car maintenance.

at the shop; disposable park tool latex gloves.
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Same as artesc, I liberate a few pairs of blue nitrile gloves from my lab. I got 3 boxes (100/ea) last year from a vendor show. They left them as samples, and since we can't use anything from non-approved vendors in the lab, they were up for grabs. Score!
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post


I got these for when I volunteered at the co-op. They rock.
I was just about to post that actually.
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
these ones seem dope.
They dont' work out very well. They get caught on fasteners, and distingrate when it gets wet in addition to not really providing any hand protection. It makes working on **** sloppy.

For basic shop use, we just use nitrile exam gloves.

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No gloves here, even when I repack bearings with grease.

I take that back. When I do crappy welding, I use gloves.
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I usually use an old pair of Mechanix gloves from my days of working on cars all the time. If I need more finger dexterity, I also have a box of really cheap latex gloves, but I've used nitrile exam gloves in the past and they're a lot better. I also keep a few of the latex gloves in my portable tool kit for on-road repairs.
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Originally Posted by kringle View Post

I take that back. When I do crappy welding, I use gloves.
After getting some molten slag splatter down a glove, I said screw-it and have been going without em.

Also, never weld wearing pants with holes.
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dudes at my LBS use some blue park tools latex gloves. i was thinking about getting black ones just cuz it looks bad ass haha
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Man up guys. It just grease. Use gojo or something comparable after your pretty little hands get dirty.
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