gloves usage


May 10, 2003, 05:44 PM
When I clean my guns, I usually wear latex gloves. Anybody here uses it? I use this in the lab when doing some biological experiment as well as dissection. (science people can have guns too you know :) )

These kinds of gloves is very cheap, you can get it at home depot for $7/ 100 pack. Originally I didn't use gloves, but BreakFree oil is kind of hard to remove. Also Hoppe's 9 and the Bench Rest Copper leaves some smell on my hands. It keeps your hand nice and clean and you don't have to have gunk on the crevices under your fingernails.

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May 10, 2003, 05:54 PM
you need nitrile gloves.

latex is not impervious to the solvents.
in the hospital they are purple or green,
but i suppose they come in other colors

you SHOULD wear gloves when handling components of ammo (spent cases etc) to avoid lead absorption, there latex is fine.
i usually wear shooting gloves to police my brass

May 10, 2003, 08:21 PM
I use latex gloves sometimes.

Art Eatman
May 10, 2003, 08:42 PM
Not since around 1940...


May 10, 2003, 09:04 PM
Reloading??? When I cast bullets (which is seldom) I wash my hands and avoid chewing lead.
Frankly, I think this whole flap about exposure to lead is massively overdone. Haven't seen the USPHS Morbidity & Mortality stats regarding lead poisonings, but I'll bet they don't ammount to much.
Gives the vearios federal and state beureaucrats another excuse to justify their tax supported salaries. :rolleyes:

May 10, 2003, 09:19 PM
actually, when you SHOOT most of
the lead you take in comes from
BREATHING! So if you are concerned about lead while shooting, wear a respirator (purple canisters filter lead).

As for the hype regarding lead poisoning, its hype for sure, until its YOUR lead level that's too high.

Simple means (like gloves while policing brass) diminish your exposure and your risk.

I don't know nothing about health or medicine, but if it was me, I'd wear gloves when you can - cause lead is real hard to get OUT OF your system once its in there.

May 11, 2003, 01:03 AM
Interesting question.I've thought about it.
I've got some BreakFree CLP that when I get it on my hands,
it absorbs into my skin.After about 3 minutes I swear I can
taste it in my mouth.Then I get a headache!The taste and the headache last a couple of hours.
The properties that make those solvents work so well,work
on you too!
I think I'll go back to ole#9 and oil.
As I get older,I think about that stuff more.All the chemicals we handle have to go somewhere.:uhoh:


May 11, 2003, 02:18 AM
the number 9 is not so bad now since i wear gloves, but i think i've been inhaling it a lot, got me headache, or maybe because i put a lot of it. i put a lot because i got a big bottle :) but the 9 really cleans good.

May 11, 2003, 02:56 AM

I do have surgical and latex gloves,I'm out of nitrile.
I didn't use gloves in Anatomy/Physiology very often. I had to use gloves (and other standard precautions)in the main OR/hospital though--back when I worked there. Nowadays I don't use the solvents quite like I once did. I have used the sterile surgical to change bandages on friends and family.

Shot CCW's today, made sure chamber dry and clean with a long wooden Q-tip, pipe cleaned the extracter, and wiped off any residue with a patch/Q-tip I had loosend with a dry toothbrush. Assemble. Drop of F3 each rail, bbl hood, bbl bushing. RIG the external, holstered-done.

So I actually didn't handle any liquid. Lady friend did the same with her Pro Carry, she uses the Hoppe's lubricating oil, and RIG on externals.

May 11, 2003, 12:40 PM
being around chemicals everyday I have been using gloves for years especially when I clean brass , the gloves keep my fingerprints from showing on the cases ,the gloves turn green from the brass, I don't need to absorb anymore chemicals than whats in my body already . :uhoh:

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