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    I was wondering what you guys wear to weld in the winter? Its been getting colder here and the wind is picking up, I have been wearing my carhartt bibs but im worried about burning holes in them. am I just being to **** about it because it is just clothes anyway, any thoughts?

  • #2
    Carhartts were made to be worn in the weather. The more you usethem the better they feel. Holes in clothes are kinda like scars on guys in my opinion. I wish I had more reasons to wear mine. Hope this helps. LOL
    MM211 MVP/AS
    lots of hand tools
    few power tools
    all my toys


    • #3
      haha yeah I get you.


      • #4
        You could throw a leather apron on over them.
        "Good Enough Never Is"


        • #5
          Just watch the spatter on the zipper. I learned a long time ago that a velcro strip to keep the flap tight keeps spatter out so I can open the zipper when I need to drain the ballast tank, so to speak.
          I may not be good looking, but I make up for it with my dazzling lack of personality


          • #6
            Carhartt and Bulwark both make flame resistant and retardant work wear. You'll pay for it though. Here's a link for one source:
            I may be slow, but at least I do poor work.


            • #7
              I feel your pain....

              Yes I do... It got down to almost 50 last night and we had to change to Big Boy pants instead of the usual shorts! Got some splatter on my bare knee yesterday as well. My goodness that was HOT!

              Today it's back to shorts and t-shirt weather - about 85 here in SoCA (AKA: God's Country)
              Currently playing with:
              Lincoln 'buzz box'
              Gas welder
              HP140, SP140 MIGs
              Metal, wood band saws
              Metal 13.5 x 42 lathe, Bridgeport Mill
              Metal Taig lathe and mill
              Abrasive cutters
              Jig, Chop, Table saws
              Angle grinders, drill presses
              Lots of other toys


              • #8
                haha well its about 16 here without wind chill


                • #9
                  Well, it's -16F on it's way down to -21F.

                  But I just weld in my normal work gear.

                  In my nice, heated garage workshop where it's 50F all winter long.