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View Poll Results: Wearing gloves while cleaning guns or using petroleum products.
Good advice, I use or plan to use rubber, latex, other gloves while using these products. 32 46.38%
Everything causes cancer, it's too late for me and I won't bother. 30 43.48%
I'm an a$$hole; I don't care, but just wanted to vote. 7 10.14%
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Old June 14th, 2017, 05:53 PM #51
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I'm not a doctor or a scientist but I do wear nitrile gloves while cleaning my firearms.

Wearing gloves is an important safety precaution, particularly with solvents like Gun Scrubber. I just got done using Gun Scrubber and powder blast. Both of them actually ate through the nitrile gloves. I had to change gloves three times during cleaning. If a chemical eats surgical gloves imagine the damage it will do to your body.
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I'm not a doctor or a scientist but I do wear nitrile gloves while cleaning my firearms.

Wearing gloves is an important safety precaution, particularly with solvents like Gun Scrubber. I just got done using Gun Scrubber and powder blast. Both of them actually ate through the nitrile gloves. I had to change gloves three times during cleaning. If a chemical eats surgical gloves imagine the damage it will do to your body.
Excellent point.

Let's take a quick look at Gun Scrubber's safety data-sheet:
https://www.birchwoodcasey.com/getat...-2010.pdf.aspx

Here are a couple excerpts:

Section 311/312:Immediate Health Effects: Yes
Delayed Health Effects: Yes
Fire Hazard: Yes
Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard: Yes
Reactivity Hazard: No
Section 313 Reportable Ingredients: n-hexane






EXPOSURE CONTROL / PERSONAL PROTECTION

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Use a NIOSH approved respirator (Full or half-face supplied-air or organic vapor cartridge type) if any of the occupational exposure limits in Section 3 may be exceeded.

EYE PROTECTION: safety glasses with side shields, or goggles

PROTECTIVE GLOVES / BODY PROTECTION: fluoroelastomer (Viton®) or polyvinyalcohol

VENTILATION: Use general/dilution or local exhaust ventilation as needed to ensure that occupational exposure limits are not exceeded. Do not use in enclosed spaces.

OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eyewash

NOTE: All PPE should be selected on the basis of an exposure assessment performed by a competent person.
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I'm not a doctor or a scientist but I do wear nitrile gloves while cleaning my firearms.

Wearing gloves is an important safety precaution, particularly with solvents like Gun Scrubber. I just got done using Gun Scrubber and powder blast. Both of them actually ate through the nitrile gloves. I had to change gloves three times during cleaning. If a chemical eats surgical gloves imagine the damage it will do to your body.
how do you feel about a compound that can dissolve rock, and is called the universal solvent.
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how do you feel about a compound that can dissolve rock, and is called the universal solvent.
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