Repair and Maintenance

Automotive Professions and Hazards Matrix
Find the appropriate PPE for specific automotive hazards with a simple easy to follow guide.

Common Repair and Maintenance Hazards

Find the right MCR Safety product that protects you against these common hazards.


Abrasive Handling

Body shop workers and maintenance workers handle a lot of rough, used material.  They require abrasive-resistant gloves.

Common Applications:

  • Checking and inspecting parts
  • Rebuilding components

92718PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...
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PD2907

Predator® Mechanics Work Gloves Impact Resistant Gloves Premium Honey Gold Goatskin D3O® Foam...

9178NF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Black Kevlar® / Synthetic Shell Cut Resistant Work Gloves Nitrile...

9178NFO

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Orange Kevlar® Shell Cut Resistant Work Gloves Nitrile Foam Coated...

Automotive Parts Washer

Chemical-resistant gloves and goggles should always be worn when cleaning parts, especially when working around HEPTANE and PROPANOL.  Be sure to check out our permeation guide for specific chemical permeation breakthrough times.

Learn More About Automotive Parts Washer Protection

Common Applications:

  • Polishing work pieces
  • Touching up

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MG9648

PredaStretch™ Glove 18 Gauge Seamless Nylon Shell PVC / Nitrile Coated with Sandy Finish
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MG9756

13-Gauge Seamless Cotton / Polyester Shell MicroFinish® Nitrile Coating 12 Inch Gauntlet Cuff

HB1320PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Rubber...

Chemicals and Liquids

Auto mechanics and technicians work around a lot of oil and hazardous chemicals, including replacing harmful liquids in engine parts.  These hazardous chemicals and liquids may be battery acid, sulfuric acid, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluid, coolants, fuel solvents, gasoline, additives, or hot oil.  Check out our Chemical Permeation Guide for specific chemical breakthrough times.

Learn More About Chemicals and Liquids Protection

Common Applications:

  • Painting automobile surfaces
  • Spraying paint
  • Cleaning vehicles

5319

Nitri-Chem®,Green Nitrile, 13" Length, Flock Lined, 15 mil

6962

MCR Safety Duoprene™ Glove 12 Inch Black and Blue Double Dipped Neoprene Brushed Interlock Liner

6016B

NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology 6 mil Black Nitrile 9.5 Inch Length

HB1212PF

Hydroblast® HB2 Safety Goggles with Gray MAX6® Anti-Fog Lens Indirect Vented with Adjustable...

Crush and Impact

Anytime you're working around winches, pulling chains and mechanical components, there a high risk of injury.  Moving equipment and spinning tools are always a safety concern.  Guarding your fingertips and knuckles while working in confined spaces or around moving parts makes a lot of sense.  Check out our Impact Protection page for additional information.

Learn More About Crush and Impact Protection

Common Applications:

  • Hammering out and removing dents

UT2952

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves 13 Gauge Cut Resistant HPPE Nitrile foam palm and...

KV200

MCR Safety Cut Pro® ForceFlex® Mechanics Work Gloves  Cut Resistant Kevlar® Lining TPR on Back...

PD2906

Predator® Mechanics Work Gloves Textured PVC Coated Palm Tire Tread Pattern TPR Back of Hand...

FF2930

MCR Safety® ForceFlex® Mechanics Gloves D3O® Back of Hand and Padded Palm Two-way Spandex...

Dirt Grime and Fluids

Working around gearboxes and transmission parts involves oily and greasy environments.  Repair mechanics will need excellent protection from oily parts and metalworking fluids when machining parts.

Common Applications:

  • Degreasing
  • Assembling oily objects and components

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MG9645

PredaStretch™ Glove 15 Gauge Cut Resistant Synthetic Shell PVC / Nitrile Coated with Sandy Finish
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MG9756

13-Gauge Seamless Cotton / Polyester Shell MicroFinish® Nitrile Coating 12 Inch Gauntlet Cuff

N2658HVO

Ninja® Alchemy Work Gloves 15 Gauge Nylon Shell Fully Double Coated with PVC TPR Back of Hand...

6016B

NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology 6 mil Black Nitrile 9.5 Inch Length

Dust

Sanding a vehicle generates dust, as does sweeping, grinding, and cutting metal.  We've got a wide selection of lined eyewear styles.

Common Applications:

  • Dry sanding and grinding

PD1210AF

Predator® PD2 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens Anti-Fog Lens Coating Full Foam Lined for Comfort...

UD210DC

UD2 Series Safety Glasses Clear Lenses with Black Frame MAX3™ Anti-Scratch Coating Fixed Closed...

HK312PF

HK3 Series Gray MAX6™ Anti-Fog Foam Lined Lenses Frameless Safety Glasses with Clear Non-Slip...

RP110AF

RP1 Series Black Safety Goggle with Clear Lenses AV-AF™ Anti-Fog Coated Lenses Foam Lined with...

Eye Protection for Pneumatic Tools

Hoses whipping under pressure will damage one's eyes rather quickly.  Be sure you're wearing the proper PPE anytime you are using shop tools.

Common Applications:

  • Tool handling

DM1320PF

Dominator™ DM3 Series Clear MAX6™ Lenses - Anti-Fog Safety Glasses Clear Frame Color with Blue...

BK310AF

BearKat® BK3 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Lens UV-AF™ Anti-Fog Coating Non-Slip Temple...

MODL117

Mossy Oak® DL1 Series Safety Glasses with Silver Mirror Lens Mossy Oak­® Pattern Frame Soft Clear...

104PF

"XO Skeleton" Headgear Clear 1 piece molded face shield MAX6™ Premium Anti-Fog Coating

Fire and Explosions

Compressed gasses, sparks, and combustible materials are found throughout an auto body repair shop.

Common Applications:

  • Welding replacement parts into place

H1N

Flame Resistant (FR) Long Sleeve Henley Shirt Max Comfort™ Material 100% Cotton, Navy

S1G

Flame Resistant (FR) Work Shirt Max Comfort™ Material 88% Cotton 12% Nylon, Gray

DCNRR

Flame Resistant (FR) Red DuPont™ Nomex® Material Long Sleeve Deluxe Coverall with Reflective...

DCWURG

Flame Resistant (FR) Gray Westex UltraSoft® Material Long Sleeve Coverall with Reflective...

Heat Burns and Hot Objects

Extremely hot auto parts require gloves designed for heat protection.  We test for heat protection in our ITC lab.

Learn More About Heat Burns and Hot Objects Protection

Common Applications:

  • Checking and inspecting parts

93719MK

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Modacrylic / Kevlar® Fibers Cut Resistant Sleeves  19 Inches in Length

9460K

Red Brick®, 2-ply, Heavy Loop-in Terry, 2-side Nitrile Blocks

9690Y

MCR Safety NXG® Insulated Work Gloves 7 Gauge Hi-Visibility Acrylic Shell Blue Latex Coated Palm...

MC504

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves Corded cotton double palm TPR Back of Hand Protection

Impaired Vision

Working in the service pit exposes a mechanic to falling objects.  In addition, auto mechanics are routinely metalworking and rebuilding engines.  Brake dust, chemical splashes, flying metal shavings, and sparks are real concerns for automotive body workers.

Common Applications:

  • Sanding, buffing, priming, and smoothing out body surfaces
  • Cutting materials
  • Dry sanding and grinding
  • Pushing bearings out of the hydraulic press

CL410AF

Checklite® CL4 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Anti-Fog Lens Earplug Retaining...

DM1222PF

Dominator™ 2 Series Gray MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lenses Black Glasses with Red TPR Temples Comfortable TPR...

HK110AF

HK1 Series Clear Safety Glasses with Clear Anti-Fog Lens Soft, Secure TPR Nose Piece Non-Slip...

UD122PF

UD1 Series Safety Glasses Gray Lenses with Crystal Dark Blue Frame MAX6™ Anti-Fog...

Material Handling

Removing and replacing engine parts increases the risk of hand injuries.

Common Applications:

  • Transporting materials
  • Removing damaged body parts, including bumpers, fenders, and grilles

9694

MCR Safety NXG® Work Gloves 15 Gauge White Nylon Shell Air Infused Gray Nitrile Foam Coated Palm...

N96795

Ninja® BNF Work Gloves 15 Gauge Nylon / Spandex Shell NFT® Fully Coated 47% Greater Abrasion...

N9676DT

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Ninja BNF Cut Resistant Work Gloves 15 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology NFT®...

951

MCR Safety HyperFit® Mechanics Gloves Synthetic leather palm Retro-reflective logo Super stretch...

Painting Car Parts

Automobile bodies are painted using organic solvents in the preparation of surfaces, such as cleaning, degreasing, and pickling.  You're going to want to keep it out of your eyes.

Common Applications:

  • Operating painting machines

5350

Nitri-Chem™ 18  Inch Unlined Nitrile Glove 22 mil Thickness, Textured Grip

PGX110AF

PGX1 Series Safety Goggles with Clear Lens UV-AF™ Anti-Fog Lens Adjustable Elastic Strap

HB1320PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Rubber...

BL110AF

BL1 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Anti-Fog Lens Dielectric Option, No Metal Pieces Extremely...

Pinch Points

Pinching is always a concern when working around a tire machine.  Having some knuckle guards will keep your main tool protected: your hands.

Common Applications:

  • Overhauling engines
  • Changing machine gears
  • Replacing defective mechanical parts and worn-out parts

PD2906

Predator® Mechanics Work Gloves Textured PVC Coated Palm Tire Tread Pattern TPR Back of Hand...

MC502

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves 2-Way Stretch Hi-Visibility Back G-shaped Palm Padding and...

FF2931

MCR Safety® Forceflex®  Mechanics Gloves Cut Resistant Work Gloves D3O® Back of Hand and Padded...
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PD2907

Predator® Mechanics Work Gloves Impact Resistant Gloves Premium Honey Gold Goatskin D3O® Foam...

Sharp Objects

Nicks and cuts from twisted metal are the norms in this job.  Mechanics work around sharp edges and frequently use a lot of dangerous tools that can potentially cause deep lacerations, cuts, and scrapes.

Common Applications:

  • Ispecting structural integrity of frames
  • Joining metal components

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92735N

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ shell  Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...

93891PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 10 Gauge ARX® Aramid Shell Cut Resistant Work Gloves Polyurethane (PU)...

9672DT5PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 10 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology / Steel Shell Cut Resistant Work...

9178NFO

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Orange Kevlar® Shell Cut Resistant Work Gloves Nitrile Foam Coated...

Spanners, Wrenches, and Screwdrivers

Hand tools are used in every repair and maintenance job.  Injuries can quickly occur to the hand when operating any tool.

Common Applications:

  • Removing screws and bolts

952

MCR Safety HyperFit® Mechanics Gloves Synthetic Leather Palm Retro-Reflective Logo Super Stretch...
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906DP

MCR Safety Mechanics Gloves Reinforced thumb crotch Rugged grain goatskin with cowhide double...

MO991

MCR Safety Mechanics Gloves Mossy Oak Shadow Grass® Blades® camouflage pattern Grain Goatskin...

917

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Mechanics Glove Synthetic leather palm Adjustable Hook and Loop wrist...

Spray Paint

Harmful substances such as spray paint may cause dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin.

Common Applications:

  • Mixing ingredients
  • Mixing paints

TY122S

DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall, zipper front, elastic sleeves and ankles, att hood & boots, white
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6046G

”Nitrishield®” with Grippaz™ Technology Industrial/Food Service Grade 6 mil 9.5 Inch...

103640

Ratchet Headgear / 8"x15.5" .040 Clear PETG Shield

5319

Nitri-Chem®,Green Nitrile, 13" Length, Flock Lined, 15 mil

UV Radiation

Welders need shaded eyewear when cutting or grinding and when exposed to searing rays.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page for more information.

Learn More About UV Radiation Protection

Common Applications:

  • Joining metal components

104PF

"XO Skeleton" Headgear Clear 1 piece molded face shield MAX6™ Premium Anti-Fog Coating

S21150

S21 Series, 5.0 Filter Lens Metal Temples Non-Slip TPR temple material

RP2130

RP2 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 3.0 Dark Safety Glasses Foam...

UD2130G

UD2 Series Safety Glasses Welding Safety Glasses with Gray Lenses Filter Shade 3.0 Dark Safety...

Welding and Cutting

Welding is an essential process in body shop work.  There is always a risk of burns and coming into contact with hot objects when you are a welder.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page.

Learn More About Welding and Cutting Protection

Common Applications:

  • Welding replacement parts into place
  • Joining metal components

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49751

MCR Safety Welding Premium Gold Grain Elkskin Leather Cotton / Foam Lined Back Sewn with DuPont™...

38136MW

Bib Apron with Front pocket, 24" x 36"
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4891

MCR Safety Welding Premium Top Grain Goatskin Palm Split Leather Back Sewn with DuPont™...
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48406

MCR Safety Welding Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin Leather 5 Inch Split Cow Cuff

Welding Sharp Objects

Welding, grinding and cutting creates one of the greatest hazards faced in automotive repair and maintenance, whether that is fusing steel pieces on new cars or repairing old cars.  We offer cut-resistant liners in several of our leather welding styles.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page for more information.

Learn More About Welding Sharp Objects Protection

Common Applications:

  • Assembling metal parts of the body

3601K

Leather Drivers Work Glove Premium Grade Grain Goatskin DuPont™ Kevlar / Synthetic Lined

48406K

MCR Safety Welding Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin Leather 5 Inch Split...

MU3624GK

Mustang Utility Leather Work Gloves Grain Goat Double Palm DuPont™ Kevlar® Lined and...

4840K

MCR Safety Red Ram Leather Welding Work Gloves, Kevlar™ Lined Premium Grain Goatskin Leather 6 ...

Welding Sparks

Sparks can burn through cotton or synthetic work shirts, causing the material to combust.  With leather welding gear, you've got the protection needed when welding on a car's body.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page for more information.

Learn More About Welding Sparks Protection

Common Applications:

  • Assembling metal parts of the body

4600

MCR Safety Blue Beast® Leather Welding Work Gloves Jersey Lined Select Side Split...

4150

MCR Safety Welding Leather Welding Work Gloves Select Gray Shoulder Leather

38030MW

Welding Jacket, 30 inch with 3 pockets

93130MK

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Modacrylic / Kevlar® Fibers Cut Resistant Waist Apron 30 Inches x 24 Inches

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