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Old 02-19-2006, 05:46 AM
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Mechanics Gloves??

I hate cleaning scrubbing my skin off my hands after every wrenching session so a few years ago I started using mechanics gloves. They were a pain to get used to for the fine work but I'm accustomed to them now. My problem is what are a good brand?? I seem to wear them out in a few weeks. I've tried some of the cheap ones and some of the fancy velcro everything models and I still wear the tips of the fingers through in short order. I'm asking for some advice from the group. What are the best gloves you have found?? Thanks for any info you can throw my way.

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That is about the amount of use I am getting out of them also. The finger tips are the first place they fail, as you would suspect. I have just been buying them from the local Auto Zone. I tried some Craftsman gloves from Sears, but they turned my hands black so I returned them.

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In our shop every one wears the blue nitrile gloves. Cost is fractional compared to the mechanix gloves! The thicker ones work great when you are working on tougher stuff. While the thinner gloves give your hands the sensitivity you need when working on various things or starting nuts and bolts in a blind spot. Just another 2cents worth.

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I use the ones they sell on the Mac tool truck. rubber gloves like the blue ones. They work ok.
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For general repair, I used the SAS latex gloves, but for engine work, I used the Thickster gloves. The great thing about gloves used for repair (for the manufacturer) is that they are going to wear out soon, and then they get to sell another pair. It is known as a wear item, kinda like wiper blades or brake pads.
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I finally broke down and got me a pair of them to try out, I got a pair at Lowes made by Kobalt, I have only used them once to do repair work and that was putting in a new radiator in my wifes Jimmy, I liked them, I had no problem starting the bolts and what have you, they have reinforced leather finger tips, I also used them to move around a bunch of concrete blocks without doing any damage to them, they worked well for this too, price was 10.00 bucks
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I am going to get some of those Kobalt brand mechanic gloves at Lowes Bugs and give them a try.
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I think you will like them Henery,for the price you can't go wrong, when I got through with the radiator my hands were nice and clean and no Boo Boo's, Can't say the same for my arms, I guess I need a pair of arm covers as well
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I am going to have to start wearing them...when ya get my age your skin gets thin..I can't do anything anymore with out bleeding like a stuck hog.
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I started out wearing those cheap jersey gloves,was before the mechanix were out. Now I use them. If I am painting I use the nitrile gloves. Not those crappy ones Summit sells though,had to find some thicker ones,paint thinner kills thin ones.
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I thought I was the only one with thin meat Henery, when I got done with the radiator transplant, like I said, my hands looked fine but my arms looked like hamburger meat It don't take much to make stawberry's under the skin does it
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mechanics gloves

I buy my gloves from a "glove guy" at the swap meets.I buy cheap industrial gloves,usually $5.00 for a dozen pairs. I have even bought kevlar gloves at this price.I wear gloves for just about every job I do,and when they get greasy or worn,I just throw them away and get out another pair.I wear nitrile gloves for painting,bondoing and sanding,I get them at harbor freight,they are pretty weak,dont stand up to lacquer thinner very well,but they are ok for most jobs. The first thing I do when I enter my garage is put on gloves .I just cant justify the price of "mechanics" gloves,when they only last a couple of weeks.
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I use the safe-grip (not the diamond grip junk) blue nitrile rubber gloves. Depending on what kind jobs I'm doing I can reuse'em a couple days in a row. Not realy solvent resistant, but they don't fall apart, just loosen up in the fingers a bit.They cost about ten bucks a box (fifty pairs) off the tool truck. It's real nice to just peel'em off and not worry about leaving paw prints/smudges on customers cars. I can't use regular gloves, they drive me nuts, that and they saturate with oil too easy.
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My wife wore my Kobalts yesterday while helping me pour a section of my shops footer so I'll bet they aren't long for this world But it was worth ten bucks for the extra help, I'm gonna make a concrete finisher out of her before it's over with, she likes to play in that stuff
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At work we sell a brand called caiman-they are all I wear, and come in black w/white leather or black w/dear skin-reasonably cheap, they last about 6-8 Saturdays, and then I replace them-my wife took a pair the other day and really likes 'em-looks like my Glove Fund will take a hit
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