wearing gloves?

Jim R

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Hi all
I watch a few YouTube modelling videos and often the modeller is shown wearing gloves. They look like thin rubber/plastic, often blue colour. A few questions .....
Is wearing gloves common? How many of you model in gloves? Why - protect the model? protect your hands? What gloves are they?
Thanks in advance. Just interested in your views.
Jim
 

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The blue ones are almost certainly nitrile. They can be had in several colours but blue is most common.

I should wear them at work by law but just can't get on with them. If you ever try masking up in nitrile gloves you'll know why, the tape sticks to the glove and rips them to shreds.

I'd say it's a good idea for modelling, but not essential if you have a good hand cleaner.
 

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Jim,

They are usually the nitrile type gloves worn by medical personnel - I use them but
only if I have to physically hold something to spray it, or using something like burnishing
fluid :smiling: :smiling: I don't use them for general muggelling as a rule tho. I suppose some proper
muggellers out there also don't want their greasy finger prints on the paint/plastic

You can obtain them from chemist shops - medical supply companies and probably without
me looking you will find them on evilbay or amazonia.

Saves removing your skin when cleaning paint etc from the hands.

Paul.
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I use them but only when I'm spraying and I wear just the one, the hand that's holding the part being sprayed, stops me coming out with painted fingers. :smiling3:
 

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As the guys above have said, I tend to only wear one when painting, although this is more to protect the model from my skin oils rather than my hand from the paint.

I buy them in Wilko's they are about £4 for a box of 100.
 

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Just for spraying and only the hand holding the part to be sprayed.
 

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I have a box of latex surgical gloves, powder free - white. I use one when I have to airbrush a model, and handle it, I invariably overspray, and it prevents me from getting paint on my hand. The other hand is glove free to operate the airbrush. I'm not sure it's a good idea to spray any paint on your skin, albeit accidentally - probably overkill, but better safe than end up with a skin complaint.
I bought them from Amazon, they were date-expired ( not good for human patients, but a model doesn't care! ), and consequently not that expensive. They are very thin, and it's easy to pull the cuff off! ( I have big hands! ). I have used them in the past when mixing resin, ( which can be an irritant ).
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As others have said, yes but only the hand hold the piece I'm spraying.
 

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Just for spraying and only the hand holding the part to be sprayed.
Yep, you got it, my wife saw them when shopping awhile back, 1 pound for 100, she thought it was for 25 saw bought 5 pounds worth I now have hundreds of them. I think they'll out live me.
 

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I tried it once but really disliked it, never used gloves again, I like to 'feel' what I got in my hands... Cheers, Steven
 

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Thanks so much for you prompt response. I now know what they are and wearing one on my left hand for airbrushing is a great idea.
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Never used gloves before i made the P-38. Because it is a NMF i've worn gloves to stop the fingerprint issue showing through the paint.
 

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Agree with one on the left, but I use really cheap pound shop PVC gloves for that....
Nitrile pretty much replace Latex about fifteen years ago due to latex allergies....funnily enough, unlike Andy, in my industry Purple was the most common colour.....if you can get them, and are not allergic of course, latex gives the most feel in use....
 

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I WEAR them clear pastic gloves when I was firber glassin in tiger's hull an an plastic gloves an a mask an plastic goggles when im spray paintin my big ships as they need about ten to twenty coats of primer an top coat paint an spray varnish so protection is a must
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May also be risk avoidance, so they can’t get sued by someone that has an allergic reaction perhaps.....
 

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Interesting to get all your thoughts. I have never worn gloves for modelling but I'll certainly buy some cheap ones now. A left hand glove for airbrushing and gloves for protecting certain finishes sounds sensible.
Thanks
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I always have a box of gloves for working on the bike, for modelling I just use one on my right hand when painting with the airbrush.

Andy.
 
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