I have also tried gloves for working in the shop, working with a
lot of health care professionals my first thought was those tight
latex gloves. Waterproof, skin-tight etc. I used them with
success for lapidary work and buffing with the flexible shaft.
Then I got a buffer with a powerful Baldor motor… I must
have brushed the buff, next thing I knew I had a few shreds of
latex clinging to my wrist and was releaved that the gloves were
weak enough to just rip off…instead of breaking my wrist. Now I
use leather finger protectors (just to help tolerate the heat)
and use a mechanics hand cleaner and a fair amount of scrubbing
to remove the stains from my fingers.