When I started out my career in the automotive industry ten years ago I worked for Pep Boys. The parts store sold a bunch of different gloves. I tried all of them since I got them for free. They had nitrite auto mechanic gloves, latex, powdered, non powdered, black, blue, purple, diamond grip white auto mechanic latex gloves, EVERYTHING! Even though I got them for free, I DID NOT USE THEM!
They where all terrible. I was upset. An auto parts store that had a full service auto repair shop didn’t sell good auto mechanic gloves!
Auto store generic gloves get maybe one brake job out of them if you aren’t really hammering hard on them. But do something like struts, and they’ll last you 5 minutes. You can’t even take them off with out tearing them! Useless.
One day an old man pulled up to the last service bay. He got out of his car, opened the trunk and yelled out….. GLOVES!!!!
I laughed and went over to see what he had.
Guys always come by and sell mechanics random stuff. Sometimes they have good stuff.
This was one of those times.
He was a nice man. He was tall, direct and strong. The man smiled and handed me a pair of the best gloves I have ever used.
They where 12 inch powder free ultra thick industrial use latex blue gloves.
I was in glove heaven.
Finally, a glove that did its job. The Ultra auto mechanic Latex Glove.
It was thin enough for me to feel the bolts I was removing. It had enough grip to hold on to oily wrenches and ratchets. It was durable enough to last me the entire day. I could take it off so I could pull cars in to the bays, turn them around and put them back on with out them tearing. They cleaned up easily with a rag. AMAZING!
I loved the glove so much I bought two boxes.
I asked the glove man to come back every 2 months.
Until one day he just stopped.
I think he died.
R.I.P. Glove man.
I was upset that I didn’t have a source for this amazing glove anymore.
ANDDDDDDDDDD yes I was upset that the old man died. I’m not totally heartless, come on….
A few months later I ran out. I had to go back to generic gloves that didn’t work. I got tired of my dirty hands.
And so did the ladies if you know what I’m saying.
I went hunting for a good source.
I finally found a company that would make these gloves to my specifications.
- 12 inches in length
- Industrial grade
- Extra thick 13 mil
- Powder free
- Slip resistant
- Fully latex
- Auto Mechanic tested and approved
Ultra auto mechanic Latex Gloves
I’ve been using these gloves for years.
They really are amazing gloves.
Many mechanics swear by them.
I think you will love them too.
Try a pair and see for your self!
If it’s hot, your hands will sweat by using these gloves.
I do not mind it since the rest of me is sweating like a pig.
If it bothers me (normally doesn’t) I use baby powder to keep my hands dry.
This also helps to put them back on. Sprinkle a little baby powder in the glove, and it will slide right on.
Using harsh chemicals like brake clean or gas will make the glove expand.
I normally don’t get too many chemicals on the glove but if I’m cleaning an oil leak or oil pan or rebuilding a carburetor I will get the gloves drenched.
I normally don’t rip the glove all day. At the end of the day the glove is still good to use, but I like to use a new pair the next day.
Kinda like underwear. New pair a day.
So I throw last days glove in my bottom drawer of my tool cart. When I need to clean out an oil pan or do a fuel pump rebuild a carb clean an oil pan etc, I use one of these old gloves because they’ll get ruined instead of my daily use glove.
Ultra auto mechanic Latex Gloves are the best gloves for auto mechanics.
They are durable and will outlast any Nitrite gloves on the market.
I’ve never liked Nitrite gloves. They rip! I pay 9 dollars for a box of nitrite gloves and the first pair I try and put on rip.
I comfortably use Ultra auto mechanic latex gloves, and can wear the same pair the entire day.
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