ALH Rear main seal question

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
There are tougher gloves out there too, greasemonkeys n such, but yeah sweat is an issue. I used to use them more regularly, when the boss was paying for them 😉 now all I wrench on is my own stuff and I keep forgetting to buy gloves lol.
 

03TDICommuter

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Joined
Dec 8, 2016
Location
So. Cal
TDI
01' NB, 5spd
I go through a lot of gloves at work (semiconductor processing cleanrooms). I have an endless supply of 'only used once' gloves. I exit the cleanroom, take mine off and toss them in a bag to take them home. Nice nitrile gloves with decent thickness. I just have to remember to use them.
 

jmodge

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Joined
Jun 18, 2015
Location
Greenville, MI
TDI
2001 alh Jetta, RC2 w/.205's 5speed daily summer commuter and 2000 alh Jetta 5spd swap, 2" lift, hitch, stage 3 TDtuning w/.216's winter cruiser, 1996 Tacoma ALh
I keep a box on my cart. I got used to wearing them in the shop where they were providing. Gloves are a good idea, almost everything a mechanic works with is a carcinogen. The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it’s a sponge.
 

Matt-98AHU

Loose Nut Behind the Wheel Vendor
Joined
Apr 23, 2006
Location
Gresham, OR
TDI
2001 Golf TDI, 2005 Passat wagon, 2004 Touareg V10.
On the glove question, I swear by Gloveworks diamond textured gloves. These are on the thick side (8 mil) which maybe takes a bit to get used to the reduced tactile sensations, but I've been wearing them so long I'm used to it at this point.

The diamond texture is supposed to help with grip, primarily, but what I like them for even more is that texture on the outside means there are numerous small pockets on the inside (underside of the diamond grip bits). Those numerous tiny pockets are going to trap tiny bits of air, making for far less sweat build-up than any other nitrile I've used. I won't use any other style of glove after finding these.

 

NevilleMccoy

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Joined
Sep 20, 2023
Location
LONDON
TDI
1.6
There are some pretty crappy gloves out there, though. I probably go through a half dozen pair in a day, just depends on the job.
 
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