How do you protect your hands from gun cleaning solutions?

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    How do you protect your hands from gun cleaning solutions?

    My fingers and nails are taking a beating from gun cleaning. Are there any particular types of gloves that work well with:

    Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber spray
    Rem oil
    Garden variety gun grease

    I thought I would ask all the "frequent cleaners" here rather than trial and error on my own.

    I seem to be getting lots of black stuff in my nails that won't come out and the skin around my nails peels. Blech

    Thanks.

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    Latex gloves? You can also use Goop hand cleaner.
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    Don't

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    don't what?

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    Have someone else clean them for you
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    I like to use the MC25 spray cleaner when I actually need to use a cleaner. It's water based and non-toxic and I think it does a pretty good job of cleaning.

    For the most part I just lube/clean with WeaponShield. Other than being oily it doesn't seem to affect my skin like making it dry out etc...

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    He does the field guns / long guns, but I do my own self defense handguns. Kicking and screaming - but I think it's a good idea.

    I don't exactly have girly girl nails but on the other hand I don't want to look like a car mechanic.

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    Kathy Jackson says she uses Nitrile gloves instead of latex.

    http://www.corneredcat.com/guncare/cleaning101.aspx
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    Hey, just be glad you didn't get your finger caught in the action of an 1100. They don't call me "stick-finger" for nothing.
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    Try nitrile gloves. The blue gloves (kinda like latex) they hold up better to solvents.
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    yes.... try nitrile disposible gloves. They will have better resistance against most solvents than latex. Some solvents like acetone go through very quickly, however, so be careful. Change the gloves frequently if you are getting the gloves soaked, as solvents will eventually permeate through the thin glove. I've used the nitrile with Hoppes #9 and RemOil, with good results.

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    nitrile gloves.

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    Nitrile gloves. The problem isn't just what you see on your skin and nails - that stuff is absorbed and affects your kidneys and liver.

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    I don't use gloves when cleaning my guns, but then I have hands that look like a mechanic, eventhough I'm not one.

    From those around me, that do use gloves, I learned that Nitrile seems to work the best. It's reported that they are seven times stronger than latex, and are used by people, such as myself, that are allergic to Latex.

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    I admire you for cleaning your own guns. Would you please talk to my wife?:)

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