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    Hot Weather Welding Gear Recommendations

    As above, what do y'all wear when welding in hot weather? Did a bit of fab in a T-shirt yesterday, was only going to tack it up but ended up burning it in and managed to arcburn my arms

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    Like regular jagoff vehicle fab? I like just a long sleeve cotton shirt. Heavy metal fab and ill be putting on a denim button up long sleeve shirt from the local tractor place. I always wear a welding cap anymore so i will get it wet and wear it to keep cooler. Sometimes ill even put them in the freezer before putting them on.

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      #3
      Go get some sleeves...







      Me....I prefer a tank top and flip flops
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      "Gravity is theory But Murphy is law."

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        #4
        I usually just wear the nicest shirt and pants I have and then proceed to burn holes in them while my leather sleeves and apron hang off the gas bottle on my welder. In hot weather the sleeves and apron would be what I’d wear if I was smart enough to remember to.

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          #5
          Originally posted by YROC FAB View Post
          Like regular jagoff vehicle fab? I like just a long sleeve cotton shirt. Heavy metal fab and ill be putting on a denim button up long sleeve shirt from the local tractor place. I always wear a welding cap anymore so i will get it wet and wear it to keep cooler. Sometimes ill even put them in the freezer before putting them on.
          ​​​​​​Just regular booty fab, making a stand for my smoker out of 1/8" wall 2" box so nothing too heavy. Cheers for the ideas


          Originally posted by Lil,yota View Post
          Go get some sleeves...







          Me....I prefer a tank top and flip flops
          Nowt wrong with a wife beater and a set of Samoan safety boots, standard summer wrenching attire . Only problem for me is I'm a typical pasty ass white boi who turns fluorescent red even thinking about going outside, a coupla gigawatts of welding juice fries me faster than a shirmp on the barbie
          Last edited by OllieNZ; 06-01-2020, 04:48 AM.

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            #6
            Lol






            When I said a
            Sleeves I meant the type that just cover your arm or arms.

            My kid grabbed a set the last time the snap on truck was at the shop


            But I'm sure you can get em any where.
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            "Gravity is theory But Murphy is law."

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              #7
              https://ratemywelder.com/best-welding-sleeve-reviews/
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              "Gravity is theory But Murphy is law."

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                #8
                This is what we have our dipbraze guys use at work the mesh back lets the air flow.

                https://www.grainger.com/product/KAR...Back-and-8GU39

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                  #9
                  Powered air filtered welding hood is pretty great, get a nice steady breeze blowing across your face.

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                    #10
                    I use a box fan on high pulling the sparks and spatter away from me while I weld in a T-shirt and shorts.

                    If you don't like that solution because you want to use mig well maybe you should learn how to weld instead of just holding down a button.

                    if you don't like that solution because you want to use tig stop being an idiot and wasting everyone's time welding an inch an hour.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post
                      I use a box fan on high pulling the sparks and spatter away from me while I weld in a T-shirt and shorts.

                      If you don't like that solution because you want to use mig well maybe you should learn how to weld instead of just holding down a button.

                      if you don't like that solution because you want to use tig stop being an idiot and wasting everyone's time welding an inch an hour.

                      It ain't the spatter or fumes that's the problem it's the damn sunburn

                      They call the mig an idiot stick for a reason and I resemble that remark

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                        #12
                        At home I wear a t shirt, pants, and boots. At work I wear a t shirt, pants, boots, and sometimes a pair of flexo gloves. If it's cold out I have a hoodie on.

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                          #13
                          Arse sideward is jealous he can only afford a $200 Craigslist tombstone welder. I built my last truck in nothing but board shorts and flip flops. I was already sunburned due to being haole in the South Pacific.

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                            #14
                            I usually just wear a t-shirt or maybe a button up. Eventually your skin gets used to it and it's a nonissue. I've been building this pipe fence without a shirt a lot lately. Stick welding is a bit harder to deal with than mig. But meh.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by OllieNZ View Post

                              It ain't the spatter or fumes that's the problem it's the damn sunburn

                              They call the mig an idiot stick for a reason and I resemble that remark
                              Just get some vitamins E in liquid form and smear it all over your burns. You'll be fine.

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