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Old 12-12-2004, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you wear when wrenching?

I'm constantly working around sparks, slag, dirt, chemicals, you name it. I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about. So what do you wear when you work on your rig, or any extended project?
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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right now it seems like the jumpsuit is king around the shop. damn cold winters
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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whatever i happen to be wearing. sometimes i manage to change out of my work clothes. yes all my clothes are stained to hell.
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well, T-shirts that I got for free or ones that are to small. my wife found a sale on jean shorts for cheap, so she bought me 4 pair, and said get these fawked up on the good ones.
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right now, it consists of the old brown carhartt coat that would still be nice to wear everywhere save for the "incident" with the 5 gallons of 40 year old used gear oil. and a set of nasty jeans.
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My car-hart bibs of course, and I never wash them that way i never get stuff on my clothes.
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i go to wal mart or target and i like the pull over sweatshirts and on sale there pretty cheap and thats there job to be destroyed by me. if i'm doing alot of welding then i have leathers.



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Old 12-12-2004, 11:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I usually wear my work clothes, but if I am going to get in real deep (read: greasy), I wear some used BDU's I picked up at the gun shows for cheap. They hold up good and the extra stains seem to just blend in. I also like how the wrists can be buttoned tight which keeps the sleeves from riding up keeping me that much cleaner.
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I throw on old jeans and a tee shirt in the summer. The winter brings out the old flannel shirts. Oh yeah and a dirty ol' ball cap.
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carhartt pants and an old t shirt. unless it is cold then ui wear my old sweatshirt

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right now it seems like the jumpsuit is king around the shop. damn cold winters



I thought this was a good idea until I set my pubes on fire with the grinder


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So you guys actually weld/grind in a pair of shorts and a tshirt? Sounds painful!
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I thought this was a good idea until I set my pubes on fire with the grinder


doesnt the wife like you clean and at attention down there?







i used to have an old turnout coat for welding, torching, play with fire. but it got to burnt up.
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doesnt the wife like you clean and at attention down there?







i used to have an old turnout coat for welding, torching, play with fire. but it got to burnt up.


Yeah, I was thinking a pair of coveralls would be damn hard to get out of if they were on fire
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i've found that slag stops burning when it hits bone...not much else other then wearing a cow is gona stop it...
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So you guys actually weld/grind in a pair of shorts and a tshirt? Sounds painful!

theres a guy in the cruiser section eshanki(sp) and hes from pakistan (i believe) and i've seen alot of pics of him in his "robe" and sandals.



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So you guys actually weld/grind in a pair of shorts and a tshirt? Sounds painful!
yep, and I've got the burn marks to prove it for me, I can move around so much easier in shorts and tshirts. when I gotta weld upside down or something, I'll put on a longsleave shirt.
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BDU's - buy em cheap from millitary surplus.
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yep, and I've got the burn marks to prove it for me, I can move around so much easier in shorts and tshirts.
Ditto that. In my case, not much else comes in fatso sizes. I got little weld boogers all over my wedding ring. I learned to take it off when welding after a good size one hit it--that thing transfers the heat QUICK!
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jeans, cowboy boots, a shirt or button shirt whatever im wearing.. same clothes i wear to sunday church. hehe
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I wear whatever grubby cloths I can, just all my work pants are nice thick jeans not cheap shit. Not to worried about shirts, welding can keep the farmers tan year long! The one thing I need is some nice welding gloves, my mechaniz gloves covered in duck tape still let some weld boogers burn through and trap them nicely against the skin.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:28 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Sweathirt and jeans.

I`ve caught numerous sweatshirts on fire from slag & grinding.. so I`ll be trying to wear the leather more now...
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I got a big pile of stuff that's either too stained to wear out, or shit that doesn't fit exactly right that I break out for the garage.
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Old Carhart pants, leather boots, t-shirt, safety glasses and ear plugs. When welding, a fire retardant jacket, thin leather gauntlet gloves, safety glasses, and ear plugs.
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the same thing i'd wear at if i werent working on my truck, but the stuff thats to rallied to wear in public. so, skate shoes, shorts or jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts. all my work clothes were once nice clothes that just got wore out or ripped or stained.

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