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JMW

posted on 10/10/17 at 05:00 PM Reply With Quote
Cheap workshop overalls

Suggestions please for where to get a cheap overall/boiler suit?
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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 10/10/17 at 05:26 PM Reply With Quote
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r1_pete

posted on 10/10/17 at 05:29 PM Reply With Quote
Wickes

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Heavy-Duty-Polycotton-Boiler-Suit-Navy-Blue/p/9000033769

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steve m

posted on 10/10/17 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
Ive never been one for overalls, its a bit Grandadish for me, and yes im a Grandad
But wifey, has always been the eye, that if any of my clothes are slightly worn or stained, or even passed it, they get chucked into the garage, for recycling, as in Garage use, and then binned

worked well in nearly 40 years for me

steve





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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gremlin1234

posted on 10/10/17 at 06:29 PM Reply With Quote
you can get disposable overalls, (though I guess not recyclable)
for instance
https://www.screwfix.com/c/safety-workwear/disposable-overalls/cat5390004
or
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00P6V9EZ0?psc=1

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HowardB

posted on 10/10/17 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
Having seen the mess that loose clothing can cause in machinery, and having hot metal bounce of my cotton overalls I am one for function over style. I have comfy loose ones for decorating, and thicker zip up ones for welding. They all have paint marks, PU foam stains burns and the occasional scuff, better them than my skin.

I think on average mine cost me circa 20 a pair,..





Howard

Fisher Fury was 2000 Zetec - now a 1600 (it Lives again and goes zoom)

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shindha

posted on 10/10/17 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
Try and get some with either concealed fasteners or rubber coated ones - to avoid scratching the body work.
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cliftyhanger

posted on 11/10/17 at 02:09 AM Reply With Quote
I got a couple of pairs off fleabay that were "ex rental" so decent quality but a bit worn. Freshly laundered. Plus they come with company logos!
Actually handy to have "Summer" (over a t shirt/shorts) and "winter" (allow extra space for a thick jumper/trousers etc)

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Schrodinger

posted on 11/10/17 at 05:53 AM Reply With Quote
I use "Dickies" trousers and jacket rather than overalls, I find them more comfortable.





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MikeR

posted on 11/10/17 at 11:19 AM Reply With Quote
does anyone know where you can get some to fit the taller in the body gentleman?

I'm 6'3 and find i need a little more 'length' due to difficulty sitting comfortably and as its heading to winter probably a bit more in the middle to cover the extra insulation i'm carrying.

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coozer

posted on 11/10/17 at 01:32 PM Reply With Quote
Toolstation





1972 V8 Jago

Midlana when I find the space...

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tims31

posted on 11/10/17 at 03:52 PM Reply With Quote
Try an Army surplus store. Lots of ex military overalls and of a wide range in sizes





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nick205

posted on 12/10/17 at 08:05 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
Ive never been one for overalls, its a bit Grandadish for me, and yes im a Grandad
But wifey, has always been the eye, that if any of my clothes are slightly worn or stained, or even passed it, they get chucked into the garage, for recycling, as in Garage use, and then binned

worked well in nearly 40 years for me

steve



Same here - wear the clothes until the good lady moans about them. They then go into the workshop pile (or worse still straight in the bin). Works fine for me - old jeans, t-shirts, sweat shirts, socks etc.

SWMBO's American uncle donated a baseball cap (from his employer) for workshop use. It even gained a nail in the wall to hang it on when not being worn.

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MikeR

posted on 12/10/17 at 10:52 AM Reply With Quote
i also do this and have a large pile of stuff - but i want something i can pull over my good clothes for a quick potter in the garage ...........

cause a few quick potters will mean i start to get stuff done and if i've got a decent overall on a quick potter may get extended to a really productive "oops, sorry i lost track of time"

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nick205

posted on 12/10/17 at 01:06 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MikeR
i also do this and have a large pile of stuff - but i want something i can pull over my good clothes for a quick potter in the garage ...........

cause a few quick potters will mean i start to get stuff done and if i've got a decent overall on a quick potter may get extended to a really productive "oops, sorry i lost track of time"



Fair comment - hung on the back of the garage door would make it even more handy

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MikeR

posted on 12/10/17 at 02:00 PM Reply With Quote
Door hook is already in place
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