Yep first time poster. Yeah I go along with the Vitamin E cream and aloe vera (raid the missus stash). She dont mind cause shes always complaining about how rough my hands are.
Went out and picked up a leather hood and jacket. Do a bit of overhead welding, so I recon this gear is a must. Get some funny looks and comments when customers pop in, but after I show em the burn mark in my helment (how it didnt wreck the LCD lens I dont know) they soon understsnd why I wear a hood.
Recently got given a jacket by a bloke who does pours in a foundary. Its got the leather sleeves, but a different type of material for the rest of it. No tags to suggest what its made from. Havent tried it out yet.
From an early age my father taught me to wear welding gloves . "Its not to protect your hands son, its to put out the fire when u set yourself alight".