Introduction: Finger Dip 'ed Tips
This is my first Instructable that is indestructible. Gloves are a key component of Safety Protection! Over the years I have spent a small fortune on gloves, prices ranging from 0.99 cents up to $45.00 for (kevlar reinforced). The difference with the kevlar is they lasted a considerable amount of time longer before I was able to wear a hole in the finger tips. Definitely not worth the extra $44.01 when the end result is the same..! Ultimately a big waste of money when you throw them in the garbage! The convenience of going to the store to buy a pair of work gloves is exactly why you will continue to buy gloves. I think the manufactures prefer it this way...?
The gloves I treated the tips with the DIP Coating, far out lasted any pair of Kevlar reinforced gloves. I field tested all kinds of different gloves with stone masons, scrap metal recycler and carpenters. The feedback was excellent, for the performance and durability. The gloves did wear-out eventually, except for in the finger tips....I prefer it this way!!!
So if you're tired of wasting your money and want a pair of work gloves worth spending your money on, I suggest you try this....
List of Items:
1 pair of new gloves
1 Can of "Dip" Regular / Spray (Spray preferred)
1/2", 5/8", 3/4' round stock: pipe, tube, hose, etc
24 hours Dry Time
Depending on your choice of gloves you can spend from .99 cents to $10.00 for a decent pair of comfortable gloves.
Which ever type of DIP will work, dip or spray. I've tried both and prefer the spray, because it doesn't build as much and you have more control / sensitivity with the same durability.
Insert roll stock pieces into all of the fingers so it fills out the finger tips.
Secure so fingers are separated in a fixed position while drying. (This is much easier to do before you have all the fingers coated with wet dripping Dip, it can get messy...)
This Dip Spray works best if the can temp is 75 degrees or higher. Shake well and apply evenly.
The first coat is the most important, apply as if you were painting a newspaper. You still want to be able to read the print after the first coat.
Let the first coat set for a few minutes, then continue applying additional coats until you can see significant amount of build on each finger tip.
Once you have achieved your desired look, let dry as recommended and your done.
I'm sure you can figure out a way to fill the fingers. I found with having the fingers filled rather then just applying with your hand in the glove and then pulling it out and leaving to dry. It works......it just makes for a much nicer job, doing it this way.