We used a barrier cream at our shops that was in an aerosol can, had a
pleasing scent and did a real good job. Barrier cream is great if your
hands are in a steady stream of used oil all day (known to the State of
California to contain carcinogens). I like nitrile gloves for really
filthy jobs, never latex or poly. Mechanix's gloves are ok if it's really
cold (like in Ohio, or so it seems).
At 01:11 PM 3/7/2005, FGFO1@aol.com wrote:
>i too find latex gloves to be a real pain. and the craftsman style mechanics
>gloves are just too "fat" feeling. i can only work with my soft office hands.
>back in the old country we use a product generally referred to as barrier
>cream. i have family bring some each time they visit as i have yet to find
>in the states. it is like a woman's hand cream and applies the same. what it
>basically does is fill up the little parts and cracks of the skin that get to
>hold the dirt in. when you wash up your hands look a lot better.
>Doesn't help the skinned knuckles though. But I always looked upon those with