To wear gloves or not to wear gloves? - DX General Model Care - DiecastXchange.com Diecast Cars Forums

Jump to content


To wear gloves or not to wear gloves?


13 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   DarrenTheMCC

DarrenTheMCC

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 201 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne
  • Interests:1:18 Scale Bathurst Winning Holden's
    1:18 Scale Aston Martins
    1:18 Scale Mark Skaife V8 Supercars _3 more to go
    1:43 Mark Webber Formula 1 Cars (Half way there!!)
  • Number of Models:Last count 324
  • Favorite Brands:Autoart, biante, bburago, Classic Carlectables and others
  • Proud Citizen of: au

Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:26 PM

Fellow Model Car Collectors  (MCC's)

From when I could remember I was always told that you should wear gloves when handling your model cars.  This is to minimise any oils, dust and fingerprints etc coming from your hands.

I have seen a lot of YouTube Videos and photos (even in the DX forums) of collectors handling their precious investment without wearing the appropriate gloves.

What are your thoughts?

Darren

Remove Advertisements User is offline Advertisement

  • DieCastXChange.com



#2 OFFLINE   Yeow Yi Fan

Yeow Yi Fan

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 292 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Singapore
  • Favorite Brands:AUTOart
  • Proud Citizen of: my

Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:55 PM

I was given a pair of handling gloves when I bought a dealer edition model via AliExpress. Those gloves felt rougher than my hands! Plus, they shrank and were torn after only 1 wash. :dunno:

I usually hold the model via the undercarriage and wheel arches. It is risky I know but I personally prefer not touch the body even though my hands are relatively dry all the time.

Just too much of a hassle to wear gloves every time I want to alter my displays a little. Plus, those that I have experienced with do not provide a good grip and slippage is very probable! Or maybe I have yet to find the ideal handling gloves?
(Would you want to hold hands with your wife wearing surgical gloves? :nice: )

If the paintwork does get aged because of my handling shortcomings, I reckon I can live with that.

Anyhow, I would not trouble myself with this but if by chance, I managed to get the best handling gloves possible I would wear them, just not be on an active lookout for them.

Edited by Yeow Yi Fan, 21 August 2019 - 11:55 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   T1000

T1000

    Member

  • DX Hall of Fame
  • Pip
  • 3790 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bulgaria
  • Interests:Diecasts and 1:1s
  • Favorite Brands:BBurago and mostly budgets
  • Proud Citizen of: bg

Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:25 AM

I got gloves with my Norev Sprinter, but they are so slippery, you're pretty much guaranteed to drop the model with them, unless you hold it by the undercarriage. And I do that without the gloves any way. And they are impossible to use to open anything on the model...

So, basically, I've never used gloves on my models, and even my oldest ones haven't had any issues because of that. What I do make sure is to always handle them carefuly and hold them in such a way to minimize issues. I also keep a cloth for cleaning spectacles/glasses which gives them a nice shine away from fingerprints.
I'll be back
Posted Image
Rammstein lights the match again!
..-. --- .-. --.. .- | ..-. . .-. .-. .- .-. ..

#4 OFFLINE   ferrariforever

ferrariforever

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 2815 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Interests:European patent prosecution
  • Favorite Brands:no favorite
  • Proud Citizen of: nl

Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:45 AM

I would say depending on how dry/sweaty your hands are :)
Also some poor quality gloves can destroy the PE emblems on the model.
Feel free to have a look of my collection on DX.
http://www.diecastxc...dels-kyosho-m5/

#5 OFFLINE   Craig

Craig

    Administrator

  • DX Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30927 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Favorite Brands:CMC/ Exoto/ FrontiArt/ OttO Mobile/ UT Models
  • Proud Citizen of: gb

Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:51 AM

I have a pair of silver service gloves, but I only use them when handling expensive models.
I usually just wash my hands before touching them anyway.

F**k you Photobucket.



Please feel free to check out my 1/18 collection HERE


#6 OFFLINE   cwbs

cwbs

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 1147 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Favorite Brands:Any
  • Proud Citizen of: ie

Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:39 AM

My models only sit on the shelves and display boxes, I hardly ever handle any of them.

But when I do need to clean, buff, repair, modify or whatever reason I need to handle them, I use powder-free disposable gloves. You can find find them at chemists/pharmacies.

And no, those gloves never damaged paint or plastics on any of my models, and I've been using those for years.

Posted Image

Edited by cwbs, 22 August 2019 - 06:42 AM.


#7 OFFLINE   slartibartfast229

slartibartfast229

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 4425 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Favorite Brands:Otto
  • Proud Citizen of: ie

Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:54 AM

Most professionally manufactured models are painted with automotive paints.
Such paints (once properly cured) are designed to exist in the real world, whatever the weather.
I am working on a couple of projects painted with off the shelf aerosol automotive touch up paints, and once cured they can be handled with a little care.
As mentioned above, use a slightly dampened lint free cloth to wipe any fingerprints off.
This is my experience of 30+ years of building (mostly plastic kits until about 5 years ago).

#8 OFFLINE   preisman

preisman

    Bronze Member

  • DX Hall of Fame
  • PipPipPip
  • 12087 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lost
  • Interests:Pink supercars and ugly French cars
  • Number of Models:Far too many
  • Favorite Brands:GT Spirit
  • Proud Citizen of: us

Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:08 AM

If a model deteriorates because I handle them with my hands, then I don't want that model.
The Lonesharks Volvo follow on Instagram

#9 OFFLINE   Scuddy

Scuddy

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 2207 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Favorite Brands:No preference
  • Proud Citizen of: gb

Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:06 AM

i always avoid touching the body/windows as much as possible, so as not to leave finger prints on any part. I'm quiet adept at holding diecasts from underneath in the palm of my hands (having hands like shovels helps lol), so never use gloves.

One thing that makes my heart sink in some unboxing/review vids, is how roughly the diecast gets handled. It's not a potato!

#10 OFFLINE   Uzair

Uzair

    Member

  • DX Elite
  • Pip
  • 2107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Interests:Astronomy and science, diecast, sim racing,
  • Favorite Brands:GMP, Exoto, CMC
  • Proud Citizen of: pk

Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:37 AM

Call me a paranoid android but I ONLY use (good quality) silver service gloves for any handling I do. I agree that painted surfaces will probably not get marred from fingerprints, but I think clear (unpainted) metal surfaces in particular are prone to damage from hand oils and should not be touched directly.

Of course the use of gloves does mandate extra caution since grip is reduced.
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#11 OFFLINE   Arnage

Arnage

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 935 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Interests:Modern and classic cars
  • Number of Models:140
  • Favorite Brands:CMC & Autoart
  • Proud Citizen of: ca

Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:28 AM

Not worried about any damage but I hate fingerprints so I use cotton gloves most of the time. However doing that I am super extra careful to avoid PE emblems that can easily be destroyed.
See my collection here
Instagram:
@stradale333

#12 OFFLINE   Craig

Craig

    Administrator

  • DX Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30927 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Favorite Brands:CMC/ Exoto/ FrontiArt/ OttO Mobile/ UT Models
  • Proud Citizen of: gb

Posted 22 August 2019 - 02:00 PM

I remember getting a model once with a single White glove (Michael Jackson style hehe!) And it was so small it looked like it only fitted a child's hand.

F**k you Photobucket.



Please feel free to check out my 1/18 collection HERE


#13 OFFLINE   D N'D-Land

D N'D-Land

    Bronze Member

  • DX Moderator
  • PipPipPip
  • 11465 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Europe
  • Interests:Creative Design/Diecasts/Travel/Music/Friends & Family/Foodie
  • Favorite Brands:Best Product Made(Especially Dealer Promos)
  • Proud Citizen of: us

Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:02 PM

I often wear gloves for fear of oils on my hands and I try to keep my models stored in not so humid and hot environments and out of direct sun light. :nice:

Make the Best Out of Life!

Feel Free To have a look at my 1/18th Collection Showcase. Link Below Posted Image

http://www.diecastxc...wcase-up-dated/


#14 OFFLINE   Venom

Venom

    Member

  • DX Elite
  • Pip
  • 3076 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Knoxville, TN
  • Interests:Scale models, videogames, 3d modeling, aviation, anime, R/C models
  • Number of Models:299
  • Favorite Brands:AUTOart, Spark, Ignition Models, HPI, GT Spirit, CMC, GMP
  • Proud Citizen of: us

Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:20 PM

I never use gloves myself. Mostly because I am lazy and also because outside of sometimes visible fingerprints, I have never had issues even on 20 year old Maistos. I also fear I will damage photo etched details if I were to use gloves, along with having less grip. I can deal with a few fingerprints if it means I am less likely to drop a model or damage photo etched parts lol
Posted Image



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users





Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.