Which Reusable Rubber Gloves For Reloading?

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  1. eb in oregon
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    I'm struck by your post as when we were kids my older brother chewed off the paint around the seat of all the kitchen chairs, all of them. Lead paint. And I can't imagine all the times we used lead paint during our childhood, as well as casting lead sinkers up in our poorly ventilated basement for our dad for when we went fishing. When my brother was drafted in 1969 the Army offered him West Point because of his ASVAB scores. Highly unusual really, especially as he had gotten married just before he was drafted. Apparently his scores were high enough they would ignore his being married. He declined and did his two years. Oh, then there is my grandfather who was wounded in WWI and spent his whole working life as a Steam Fitter working with asbestos and molten lead and died at 92. The point however is apparently lead isn't deadly poison to everybody.
     
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    Where the hell was his parents?
     
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    It took a while buddy, it wasn't all in one sitting. And where were our parent's? Trying to make a living so we could eat and pay for the house. You think being poor is new? You're righteous indignation isn't appreciated.

    And apparently him being smart enough after eating lead paint as a kid to be offered a free ride at West Point made no impact.
     
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    We all know California causes cancer. I'm a native and half of my family died from cancer there.
     
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    Sorry. But I do keep a split shot or two in my cheek when fishing streams with ultra light gear. Sometimes its only one plus or minus to get the line just bouncing along the bottom where the fish are. Much easier to keep track of them than digging around with numb fingers in a pocket or creel.
     
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    You can't argue with people more afraid of dying than of thinking poorly.
     
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    I thought gloves were a YouTube thing
     
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    NGM. Nitrile Gloves Matter. But not for reloading. I do use them when cleaning guns now, didn’t used to but some chems were more difficult to remove, at least the odor was. Get some D-Lead wipes if you’re concerned, they do work well. Good luck.
     
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    I don't use gloves. It is a good thing you are not a chemist. You would never make it.
     
  11. Varminterror

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    I have been wearing cheap, yellow, long-cuffed dishwashing gloves for several years while reloading, cleaning, and gunsmithing. I inevitably do something to tear the gloves every so often, somewhere between once per quarter and twice per year. Considering that I wear them a couple hours at least almost every day, and some days might wear them for 6+ hours, I don’t worry much about the cost over time - they’re infinitely cheaper than nitrile gloves for the same use. Just be mindful that some of these are offered in women’s sizes, and not labeled as such, so a “Large” is far too small for a man’s Large hand - I have XL hands, but prefer to wear Large size gloves so the fingertips are tight, keeping my dexterity for fine work... but a women’s Large sure ain’t big enough to fit my hands!

    I do keep two pairs on hand, if my hands get sweaty and I break for lunch or a phone call, the gloves may not be fully dry when I return, so I use the other set. Equally, if I damage one glove, I still have the other set to replace it until I can make it to the store.
     
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    What kind of company allows staff chemists to operate without appropriate PPE? OSHA would have a bit to say about that.
     
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    As a chemist, in the lab, I seldom wore gloves and only wore safety glasses and nomex lab coat (gloves were for HF and other deadly corrosives). Even when I went into the rocket industry, same level of PPE.
    I also never worked in a lab that wasn't entirely lit with no shadows. Never worked anywhere like you see in TV and movies.
    Main PPE on shop floor was safety glasses and steel-toed shoes.
    Chemists generally live to be quite old.
     
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    I've always found it interesting how some people that don't work in specific field always seem to have specific conclusions of the standards and regulations that regulate that industry.

    Edit: I also find it interesting that some people (like me) make assumptions based on limited information. However I'll add that OSHA sometimes seems to make demands without actually considering the entire situation. For instance OSHA demands that there be a vision guard on a bench grinder. Then they want safety glasses. Then they required a face shield. That's three layers obscuring a grinding wheel sometimes fractions of an inch from your fingers. Stupid? Maybe so.
     
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    If I wore gloves I'd try the Milwaukee work gloves I get from work. They are provided at work and fit tight enough I am able to deal with all the tiny screws, nuts, and bolts that come with electrical work sometimes. They aren't rubber but are dipped on the finger tips and palm, not sure if that is enough protection for the OP. I may have to start keeping gloves handy as I do seem to drop a fair amount of primers when doing shotshell loading.
     
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    I’ve worked in, managed, and directed chemistry and biochemistry labs for nearly 20yrs. Your company safety policies weren’t complaint if they were handling hazchem without OSHA and industry defined best practice PPE. Otherwise, you simply weren’t dealing with hazchem in those labs.
     
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    No gloves, they make my hands sweat.
     
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    Gee, handled HF, hydrazine and such.
    Try "compliant."
     
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    I use disposal gloves, I have a question for the guys who just use soap and water (which I've tried), how do you get the solvent cleaner smell off your hands? I'd prefer to not use gloves, but it's no fun to eat something later with solvent smell on your hands.

    Whoops: I completely misread the post, I don't use gloves for reloading, only cleaning guns.
     
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    I do use rubber gloves once my brass has gone through the final wet tumble (after decapping and resizing and case mouth expansion) ... after the final wet tumble and drying, my fingers never touch the clean brass, new bullets, primers when priming, none of that.

    Now, if I am trimming brass and prepping brass I use these rubber gloves I buy from either the Dollar Tree (I think that's the one near most Walmarts) or the Dollar General. They're usually hanging on an endcap same row as lawn and garden stuff. They are thicker rubber used for weed pulling and such but they still allow some dexterity and they really save my fingers, especially on milspec brass when I am trimming and then decrimping, chamfering and primer pocket cleaning on my RCBS case prep station.

    The thick blue nitrite gloves at Harbor Frieght (or is it Northern Tool, I dunno) ... but the thick ones have quadrupled in price and are almost non-existent over the course of the past 16 months ... I do still use those but I reuse them over and over until they rip or tear. I turn them inside out to dry them balloon-them-up back in the other direction when I am ready to use them again.

    I know my postal lady probably thinks I am a mass murderer by now because every time I go to the door to meet her lately I am wearing blue gloves with lead and powder residue stuck to the fingers with case lube ... she's been giving me weird looks lately. Lol

    She's pregnant and she keeps remarking on the weight of some of my boxes ... bulk bullets and Inline Fabrication orders and stuff.
     
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    I've wondered what my neighbors are thinking before as well.
     
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