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Choose the Right Gloves for the Job

Most mechanics use Nitrile Gloves since they give an almost bare-hand feel with a good grip, and are resistant to virtually all automotive fluids and lubricants. (They will not, however, withstand harsh chemicals and paint strippers.) Nitrile gloves are among the least expensive. They are also somewhat tear-resistant although they won’t protect your knuckles from being skinned or finger from being cut. For this you would need heavier fabric mechanic's gloves.

Heavy vinyl gloves are best for protection against harsh chemicals, acids and paint strippers, and also have great abrasion resistance for use with blasting apparatus. These are usually quite thick. See our Harsh Environment & Abrasive Blasting Gloves.