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Best Gloves For Handling Vintage Books?6341

Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
What gloves do you recommend for handling books for inspection?

Basic latex? Cloth? Any specific brand? Etc.
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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
I wouldn't wear any, but if you're going to, white cotton gloves would be fine...just be verrrry careful of snags.
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
I've been using any non-powdered latex gloves. Just to avoid finger prints. May take some getting used to, and hands can get very sweaty.
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Collector SpiderTim private msg quote post Address this user
I bought some of these last year

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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
The only time I wear gloves when handling vintage books is while dry cleaning them.

as long as your hands are clean; freshly washed and the A/C is on (read cool with virtually no humidity) than you really don't need t wear gloves while handling older books.

Old newsprint, especially with a bit of protective surface dirt, wards off fingerprints.

Moderns though, always wear gloves.

Cotton gloves suck balls, they'e too bulky.Latex free is my jawn.

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-vinyl-gloves-large/ID=prod6098564-product
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
Lol @SpiderTim medium size hands - @CopperAgeKids large size hands. Any other?
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Collector Enelson private msg quote post Address this user
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
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I usually go this route: https://www.feldfire.com/Lakeland-ChemMax-3-Encapsulated-Suit-with-Flat-Back_p_7755.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwre_XBRDVARIsAPf7zZjV1lvxpwNadetiMnXGol0fBuRHR0MTWZqd1uGXJF5BEmgF1k2Y6mIaAoxYEALw_wcB
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I use powder free latex gloves on all books being cleaned and pressed. Glossy moderns I will wear latex gloves to place them in fresh mylites and fullbacks.
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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
I don't think you should use any gloves. While it's true that they can reduce the transfer of oils and residue to the paper, they also reduce your tactile response to the paper and increase the potential for damage due to mishandling.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Thats why you use small latex gloves for maximum grip. Tactile response is sharp, brah.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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Thats why you use small latex gloves for maximum grip. Tactile response is sharp, brah.


1st of all, Michael, I find your comments offensive to people with latex allergies, how dare you!

Secondly, the best way to handle comics is bare handed and holding from the middle so you get a nice bend.



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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
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Thats why you use small latex gloves for maximum grip. Tactile response is sharp, brah.


The only maximum grip is a kung fu grip


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Collector BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by kaptainmyke
Thats why you use small latex gloves for maximum grip. Tactile response is sharp, brah.


1st of all, Michael, I find your comments offensive to people with latex allergies, how dare you!

Secondly, the best way to handle comics is bare handed and holding from the middle so you get a nice bend.







Wow!

NEVER EVER would I recommend holding a comic book in that fashion. I can only assume you were kidding and being sarcastic.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
No gloves. Soap and water every half hour. If its a book you’re really nervous about handling, you’ll oil up faster than half hour intervals though.
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