Rat Rods Rule / Undead Sleds - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Rat Rods Rule / Undead Sleds - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > Undead Sleds... makin' old tin Undead every day! > Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk

Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk General discussion of car type stuff!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-23-2017, 02:32 PM
exador exador is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 154
Default rubber gloves

I hope this is the right place to post this.

Like you I too like watching the auto related shows on tv. But it just burns my butt to watch them "sissy guys" wearing rubber gloves as they supposedly work on cars. Their are many hand cleaners that do a good job to clean up.

I`m old school and still believe in many old ways, but rubber gloves????

Yup I`m sure some of you will have answers to why wear them. I guess cause I`ve been a blue collar worker with a brown ring on my collarless "T" shirts all my life working.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-23-2017, 04:03 PM
Blue Eyed Devil's Avatar
Blue Eyed Devil Blue Eyed Devil is offline
Devil's Advocate
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dayton, OHIO
Posts: 2,265
Default

There are plenty of reasons to wear gloves, none of which make anyone a "sissy". As someone who has operated my own shop and worked in production shops for many years, gloves are as important a toolbox component as a 9/16" wrench.

They make for much faster cleanup when working on customer vehicles or moving to the next job, thus saving time and money. If you're doing a dirty install and have to move to a clean environment like a customer's interior, it's much easier to pop off some gloves and keep moving rather than go scrub your hands repeatedly. Try doing wheel bearings with gloves - pretty nice to be able to do the whole job without moving out of position and also not slopping grease on everything else you touch.

Not only do they make sense financially, there are the obvious health factors involved. They help keep the carcinogens in petroleum products from absorbing into your skin over time. Cancer sucks. Not only that, a little thing called Hepatitis C can live outside the body at room temperature for 3 weeks.

So yeah, when Billy Bob blue collar brings his vehicle in that he couldn't fix himself last week and I'm reaching my hands into where he was busting his potentially Hep C+ knuckles, I'm gonna take two seconds and put some gloves on...
__________________
I'm the dirty dozen for the price of one...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-23-2017, 04:21 PM
Bamamav's Avatar
Bamamav Bamamav is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Berry, Alabama
Posts: 4,115
Default

I'll grab a pair for real messy, greasy jobs, or when I'm using strong chemicals. If I'm doing heavy mechanical work, like trying to break loose a stubborn bolt or pry something loose, I usually grab the leather gloves. My skin cuts and abrades very easily anymore, just the slightest scrape leaves a mark that won't go away for days, or skins a layer of skin off and I'm a bloody mess then. That's one of the biggest reasons I don't work on late model stuff anymore than I have to, especially FWD stuff, just too much stuff to scrape on and not enough room to work in.
As far as just general work though, I still go barehanded most of the time, but unlike BED, I'm not working on other folks stuff. Never heard the Hep C angle before, but it makes a lot of sense.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-23-2017, 04:39 PM
Odies dad Odies dad is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 92
Default

I have never been able to do anything with gloves on. I am about as agile with my feet as I am with gloves. Not much different than wearing mittens.
Biggest problem is that no one makes a rubber glove that will fit my hands. They usually rip when I put them on. The fingers only go up to the middle of my fingers.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-23-2017, 11:28 PM
sneakysnake's Avatar
sneakysnake sneakysnake is offline
"There’s nothing new in originality"
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,524
Default

And you get to bite your finger nails when your done. lol
__________________
'46 Build Link

'53 Build Link

"Its a catastrophic success"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-24-2017, 12:07 AM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 9,774
Default

Skin protection doesn't make anyone a puss. It's a matter of preference and the desire to stay as healthy as you can.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-24-2017, 01:47 PM
exador exador is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 154
Default valid reasons

more valid reasons than I thought.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-24-2017, 03:04 PM
kenny c kenny c is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Greenwich R.I.
Posts: 2,057
Default

Wish I could wear them them more. some of the chemicals that we deal with can cause cancer and other issues. I just have a hard time wearing them.
__________________
Tetanus Tornado 49 F6
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-24-2017, 03:29 PM
bruno's Avatar
bruno bruno is offline
Crusty Rusty Old Rat Rodder!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: harrodsburg ky
Posts: 1,843
Default

I always wear them because I am on blood thinners and the smallest nicks make me bleed like a stuck pig. As others have said, some of the chemicals we use will dry out your skin and cause it to crack and bleed. Be careful with what kind of gloves you buy. Some solutions will melt them and burn your skin.
__________________
_______________________________________
The smoker you drink, the player you get.....Joe Walsh
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-24-2017, 06:17 PM
Dr Crankenstein's Avatar
Dr Crankenstein Dr Crankenstein is offline
Rocket Surgeon
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SK CAN
Posts: 4,740
Default

I wear gloves as little as possible. I understand the risks and consequences, but my hands are big and clumsy enough without them...

FEEL is an issue for me and I'll continue to take my chances. (Yeah, I'm a rebel. )


.
__________________
- The distinction between psychological illness and creative thinking is wafer thin -

1937 Chevy Coupe
1938 Chevy Sedan
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.