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    Sweat absorbing gloves.

    I have a problem regarding lawnmowers in Ting Tong Land. I sweat so much when cutting my grass, about one Rai, that the handlebars and control cables start to rust very quickly and they're fcuked after about a year or so. I've been told that I should have washed the lawnmowers down after each time I used them. So I will do that after I've replaced my current mower which won't see another season.
    To assist in preventing sweat damaging my new lawnmower, I thought about wearing 'sweat absorbing gloves' and then washing the mower after every mow. Can anyone recommend the gloves that I need?

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    Marigolds finest. Just empty them out when they're full.
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    I would use my weightlifting gloves....if I ever planned to mow my lawn.....which I don't.

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    IF there was ever an example of a good reason to take advantage of the extremely low cost of labor...

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    Youve got ginger hair and giraffe skin Prag, you shouldnt be out in the fukkin sun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    IF there was ever an example of a good reason to take advantage of the extremely low cost of labor...
    I wouldn't trust Somchi to walk my dog let alone use my 25,000+ Baht lawnmower.
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    Youve got ginger hair and giraffe skin Prag, you shouldnt be out in the fukkin sun
    I know that but as long as I can still breath I'll cut me own lawn.
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    Marigolds finest. Just empty them out when they're full.
    I've tried rubber gloves in the past for other things but I can never find my size. I'm glove size 11. Anything less is a waste of time.

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    We have a little old bloke who comes round when needed with his strimmer. He does a great job, provides his own fuel, works slow and steady and it costs 300 baht a time.
    Too easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    We have a little old bloke who comes round when needed with his strimmer. He does a great job, provides his own fuel, works slow and steady and it costs 300 baht a time.
    It's quality lawn not agricultural land.

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    Yes, I thought it might be.

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    Wrap the bars with tennis tape and wear tennis wrist bands.

    Wrap towels around the handle bars like bus drivers do around the gear shift knob?

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    Get a goat hidden benefits and when full , curry

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Wrap the bars with tennis tape and wear tennis wrist bands.
    Worth a try. Thanks for that suggestion.

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    Or mocy sponge handle bars grips

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    Excuse me sir, do you have a licence for those mangoes ? I may have to inspect them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Excuse me sir, do you have a licence for those mangoes ? I may have to inspect them....
    Your welcome to come and inspect any time you're passing.

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    Sweating when gardening and engaged in yard work.
    Comes with the territory, yes?

    Hardin' the fuck up, snowflakes.

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    ^ Too right Jeff. I was taught 'never get someone to do it for you if you're still capable of doing it yourself'.

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    I'd recommend ...

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    ^
    I'll have to try and take a photo tomorrow to show how bad the sweat from my hands has effected my mower. WD 40 doesn't stand a chance of assisting me. Thanks for trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    WD 40 doesn't stand a chance of assisting me. Thanks for trying.
    If wd40 doesn't help, I'd suggest getting your sweat studied by a uni....maybe they could copy it to clear blocked drains or degrease grills and such. It's your chance at fame and fortune!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    If wd40 doesn't help
    Wait til you see the pics tomorrow and see how corroded my mower is. May be then you'll understand my problem?
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    It's your chance at fame and fortune!
    I should be so lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Wait til you see the pics tomorrow and see how corroded my mower is.
    CJ's idea is best, rubber gloves....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    CJ's idea is best, rubber gloves....
    I'm going for a combo of Missit, CJ's and VocalnNeals ideas.

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    This is what 2 seasons of grass cutting sweat has done to my mower.





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