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Good nitrile gloves?

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Good nitrile gloves?
Posted by JMorgan on Monday, March 23, 2020 10:24 PM

Does anyone know where to get the best nitrile gloves that will stand up to airbrush thinners? Thank you in advance.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:45 AM

I don't know about the best but the blue ones they sell at Lowes work just fine. They come apart after a prolonged usage with lacquer thinner such as a heavy duty cleaning would entail but for every day airbrushing they're great and cheap.

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:33 AM

I've been using the .7mm blue nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight for about a year. They have held up to airbrush overspray of lacquer thinner with no problems.   Pull them off, puff though the cuff to straighten them out and set aside to dry 

The current problem is that the CEO of HF has offered these to  hospitals so they may be in short supply

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:56 AM

My local Menards has thin vinyl gloves that do stand up to paint thinner. They will not stand lacquer thinner but they are usually cheaper than nitrile.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:20 PM

I'll second Ed Grune's choice of Harbor Freight .7 mil gloves. They hold up well to lacquer and other thinners that I've used in both cabinetry and modelling. I can expect to get two and sometimes three uses of the same glove, unlike others I've tried from Costso and the home improvement stores.

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:07 PM

I've never noticed what brand I get, never found any yet that don't hold up to laquer thinner or anything else I throw at them.

So in my experience, it doesn't matter.


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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:30 PM

Not going to be as cheap as HF, but check with an auto paint/parts store.  Right now with supply chain what it is, might be the best bet.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:44 AM

I was in Menards yesterday- their vinyl gloves were all gone, as were dust masks and eye protection.  Two long shelves completely bare.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:43 AM

Napa makes a good Nitrile Glove in .6 and .8 mil. Stands up to anything that I throw at it in the automotive world as well. If they can take Non-Chlorinated Brake Clean then they'll sure as Hell stand up to anything us modelers can throw at em.

Here's the link and I just picked up two boxes of these things today:




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