View Full Version : Stinky welding gloves and itchy hands - HELP!
12-03-2006, 10:10 PM
All right.... I know for my first post here I should have picked something better than stinky gloves but that's the problem I am having.
I tig weld about 20 hours a week. I always wear my gloves.
I love my Torchwear tig gloves but after about 60 hours of torch time they are getting pretty funky inside and now every time I use them I get itchy hands at night.
I can't wash them so what can I do to recover/clean them?
Thanks for the help.
12-03-2006, 10:18 PM
wash your hands real good...every hour or so..
put on lots of lotion at night...
get new glove when needed...once every month??
torch hand for glove
filler hand has no glove..:nono:
12-04-2006, 04:29 AM
Well I recon both hands with gloves, sweat contaminates the wire blah blah ;)
So throw your gloves at two weeks, their only cheap and your health is more important.
12-04-2006, 08:08 AM
Get you some of that spray they use at bowling alleys for their shoes. It's just an anti-fungal spray. Wash hands often and every day spray a puff inside your gloves before you put them away. You might also rotate through two or three pairs to give them time to dry out.
thin cotton gloves you put on first, they are washable.... almost like a liner.
12-04-2006, 09:20 AM
I just washed my deerskin tig gloves. The trick is drying. DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE DRYER!!!!!!. Just let them air dry. Out side of the cuff being a little stiffer. The glove part is the same as before. Except they smell better.
12-04-2006, 11:18 AM
I wear those Tillman tig welding gloves.....
I think they're deerskin.....
I have about fifteen pairs. I buy them one size too large and wash them after one days use. I just throw them into the washer with the rest of my uniforms, wash them in hot water, and throw them into the dryer too! They shrink the first time, but after that they're O.K.
12-05-2006, 01:33 AM
how about using rubber gloves underneath??? I have yet to experience this problem... I'm fairly new to welding...
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