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Old 02-20-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Nitrile Gloves for Shop Work-which weight?

I've been buying the HF blue 5 mil gloves for shop work & they last for a bit around oily/wrenching jobs but now looking at ebay(where there are many choices of weight) & also HF has a black 9mil glove thats a little more expensive. The blue cheapies will not take much solvent but I have heavier paint stripper type gloves for those few jobs. I do like the feel you keep with the cheapie gloves. Has anyone tried the 9 mil HF gloves & if so do they cause you to lose the feel quality? Do they last much longer? Obviously the trick is to have a balance between longer wear , feel & protection.
I'm not concerned with if they're sterile or allergy issues.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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I've been using cheap 5 mil gloves for a while . . . .I thought about moving up to thincker, but realized that I generally removed the gloves (scratch ass, go inside and pee, grab a beverage) before I destroyed em . . . . stronger gloves would simply be more expense for not much of a gain . . . .



think about YOUR usage -- it may be similar
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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A friend of mine (who does way more wrenching than me) tried a box of the black HF gloves and thought they lasted about the same as the blues - or if there was any difference, maybe a bit shorter. They also have less "feel". YMMV.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #4
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I also see a HF glove thats 7 mil- in box of 50 instead of the 100 for the 5 mil & have textured fingers too. reminds me of buying trash bags!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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I order 10-12 mil latex gloves. Yes they are more expensive, but they tend to last at least 2 days of constant use, where I blow through the cheap gloves in a box from anywhere local in sometimes minutes.

Latex is a bit stronger than Nitrile.

We keep a bottle of Gold Bond next to the box of gloves; a little sprinkle and they slide right back on like new.

I made the mistake of ordering black gloves once. Cool and all, but I couldn't see when my hands were covered with filth before grabbing something I didn't want filthy.

If I need anything more resistant to chemicals, I use cheap kitchen gloves from the grocery store.

These are my favorites at the moment: http://www.microflex.com/Products/SG-375.aspx
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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I have a pair of orange chemical resistant gloves from Walmart that work for items like paint remover. Too pricey for wrenching but thin enough to do other jobs & are good stuff.
How does latex handle lacquer thinner when washing paint guns? Thin nitrile falls apart in a minute.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #7
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I use either although prefer 9.
Trick I learned from some techs at work is to wear two pair. One stays on underneath and you change out the outer one. This works with the thinner gloves that can tear due to use or, just from getting wiped off.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #8
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I use Kimberly-Clark blue nitrile gloves from costco for "light" messy work.
Nitrile dipped cotton knit gloves for heavier messy work (12 for $6 at Home Depot) and thin stretchy deer skin roper gloves for "drier" work. Tires, general wrenching, etc
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