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04-10-2012 10:07 PM
MARTINSR Ahhhh, yep I remember going into the ER years ago and having a doctor climb up on me straddling me with a knee on each arm rest of the chair and using a hypodermic needle that he had just ripped out of it's protective package picked a piece of metal out of my eye. I will never forget the odd feeling with this needle picking and pulling on my eye and changing the "zoom" of my focus like a friggin camera.

Yep, I rather not do that again.

Thanks for bringing this up again though I wish you would have done it without getting hurt.

Brian
04-10-2012 07:46 PM
JMSTOY
Almost.......

so I though wow this thread is good, but now it dead. or so I thought. This guy wears his ppe, no questions asked, seen too many negative effects. Think there is too much? Well, read this. Yesterday I was grinding out the floor plan of the 54 pickup. Wearing a full face shield cause I hate that crap in my mouth, even if my eyes are protected. I have seasonal allergies, so the itchy eye wasnt a big deal. an hour later I showered, still itchy eye. Looked in the mirror and to my surprise, I saw a 1/2mm black spec in my eye. Tried to q-tip it out, no luck. aw crap! So I head to the ER, 4 1/2 hours later (Army ER, if you never experienced it, count yourself lucky) I'm in the opthomology clinic with a big hungarian doctor with a needle literally IN my eye, digging crap out. Getting shrapnel in my leg was Uncomfortable compared to this. Eye patch, one blood shot pissed off eye, and a whole lot of antibiotics later, the doc shows me the metal. Swear to you it had to be the oldest piece of rustiest metal ever. 60 year old metal, the doc says, would have rusted in my eyeball and he would have had to take it out(the eye) in about a week if I just left it. Serious, 7 days away from being a uni-baller (stop smirking Brian! ). Too much PPE? When you cant move cause you look like the kid on A Christmas Story, you may consider downgrading a little. Till then double up. Nothing says hardcore macho guy like an eye patch and glass eye right? WRONG! So safety goggle AND full face shield for this guy. And a new appreciation for safety.
Zak

03-24-2012 09:04 PM
Supercharged03
Hearing protection

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Originally Posted by Bad Rat
My grand son is 9y/o he automatically speaks in a LOUD voice when he trys talking to me, and more and more lately, he doesn't even try anymore, that breaks my heart
Bad Rat

Thanks for your comment. I am 54. I have no prospects for grandkids yet, but am looking forward to the day. Your comment about your 9yo grandson hit home with me. I had my wife pick up some ear plugs at Home Depot. She came home with a bag of 80 pairs.

Better to not hear someone because the plugs are in my ears than to not hear because they were NOT in my ears.

Thank you for sharing. - Supercharged03
03-24-2012 06:01 PM
JMSTOY Bought 2 pairs of mechanix, one to wear and the other can dry if necessary. For paint I get the nitril from Walmart, 50 pair for 12 bucks. For the big wet stuff or the parts cleaner I use dishwasher gloves. I get a few uses outa them for 3 bucks for 2 pair. I don't mind gettin dirty, but bare hands in solvent for 40 mins changed my mind. Felt like my skin was shrinking. THEN I read the label and crap it says harmful to skin. Lessons learned at the school o hard knocks!
03-24-2012 04:27 PM
MARTINSR Thanks DBM I'll try to change my habits. I was at the Goodguys show today and there is a guy out there with Mechanics gloves for only $10 I'm going back tomorrow and will pickup a few pairs.

Brian
03-24-2012 02:10 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
they are hard to get off, and very difficult to re-use even if only used for a few minutes and they are in perfect condition. They make you sweat like a friggin pig, will often tear before you are done, they really are a pain in the butt.

Brian
They make me sweat too,especially when the doctor snaps them on and says cough ,talk about a PITA
I use the nitrile for mixing paint and working with glues etc...before I put them on I blow them up like a baloon and they slip right on when you take them off they're inside out so just blow them up again, piece a cake.if they're falling apart buy a better brand,some are complete crap...
03-24-2012 09:52 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
I think you may be on to something Shine! I have been trying to wear the Nitrile or similar gloves and do quite a bit. But you are so right, they are hard to get off, and very difficult to re-use even if only used for a few minutes and they are in perfect condition. They make you sweat like a friggin pig, will often tear before you are done, they really are a pain in the butt.



But I can put on my "mechanics" gloves and use them without a battle.



You have given me new quest, to find a way to solve this problem of damaging the more expensive mechanics gloves, or just find cheaper ones or use the cheap cotton ones or SOMETHING that I can WANT to put on when working out in the garage.

How about this for an idea, get extra large nitrate gloves and put them over the mechanics gloves so you don't screw up your nice gloves! Why wouldn't that work? I am going to give it a try.

All I know is I am going to figure out how I can do this better than I have been.

Brian
I bought a few pairs of these radnor gloves from airgas , they are very inexpensive, breath well, and if you get a tight fitting size they work as good or better than mechanic gloves for "feel" of bolts etc. , plus they dont suck up fluids like mechanic gloves
I dont know how well they would work around paint supplies, but you should be wearing nitrile for that
03-24-2012 09:50 AM
MARTINSR Ah hah, "Jersey" gloves, I didn't have a name for those cotton gloves. Until I googled a photo I had forgotten about them. I had a mentor of mine who used them every single day. What he did was cut off the "cuff" area with a pair of scissors so he could pull them on and off easier.

Thanks Shine, I am going to pick some up.

Brian
03-24-2012 09:45 AM
shine i buy the jersey gloves by the case. about 60 cents a pair. i wear them doing bodywork , wet sanding , building a car whatever. i buy the leather gloves the same way.
03-24-2012 09:30 AM
MARTINSR I think you may be on to something Shine! I have been trying to wear the Nitrile or similar gloves and do quite a bit. But you are so right, they are hard to get off, and very difficult to re-use even if only used for a few minutes and they are in perfect condition. They make you sweat like a friggin pig, will often tear before you are done, they really are a pain in the butt.



But I can put on my "mechanics" gloves and use them without a battle.



You have given me new quest, to find a way to solve this problem of damaging the more expensive mechanics gloves, or just find cheaper ones or use the cheap cotton ones or SOMETHING that I can WANT to put on when working out in the garage.

How about this for an idea, get extra large nitrate gloves and put them over the mechanics gloves so you don't screw up your nice gloves! Why wouldn't that work? I am going to give it a try.

All I know is I am going to figure out how I can do this better than I have been.

Brian
03-24-2012 06:50 AM
shine i wear gloves all the time. dont like grease or cuts . i learned to wear them when racing. engine was always hot when i had to do something. now it's just habit. either cotton jersey gloves or deerskin gloves . i do not wear the frikin rubber gloves for anything. all they are good for is to dump sweat on the panel.
03-24-2012 06:05 AM
deadbodyman Good grief......It's still raining...
I may have to sacrafice a lawn mower at the alter (my welding table).maybe a good oil letting will please the HR Gods...
03-24-2012 05:26 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by bigdog7373
.......... The only thing i HATE is gloves, and i'll only use them around hot surfaces.
I started a thread a couple months ago about wearing gloves. So as a followup on that, I had to go back into the rear hubs on my truck this past week to replace a defective part (a hold down for an e-brake shoe broke) so decided to try the nitrile gloves again - I just can't do it!! I did use them to pack the hub bearings though. Welding, yes. Stacking steel, yes. Automotive paints, yes. Yard work, maybe. Changing the oil, maybe.

My accomplishments yesterday - honey do's
03-23-2012 10:07 PM
bigdog7373 I'll agree that you can over do it, like those guys who put on glasses just to take a wheel off. But there are some situations where you are just stupid not to. 2 indedents very recently have changed my whole view. The first was when i was painting some wheels in the garage. I did the first coat and went inside while i let it dry. When i came back out i noticed how bad the fumes were and instantly put on a mask, opened the doors, and set up fans to suck the air out. I dont want that crap in my lungs
The other time was while i was changing brake rotors on a dodge pickup. I put my head under so i could see where the bottom bold was on the back and i guess whatever i grabbed for suppor was rusty and 4 nice sized pieces of rust fell in my eyes. I was lucky enough to be able to get them out myself but now i always were glasses while under a car.
Its just not worth it to get hurt because you think protection equipment is uncool or gets in the way. The only thing i HATE is gloves, and i'll only use them around hot surfaces.
03-23-2012 09:28 PM
deadbodyman I know a guy that broke an anvil
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