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View Poll Results: Remove the ring?
Take it off, take it all off 84 50.91%
Leave it on, it's formed into the flesh of my finger 26 15.76%
I take everything off but the wedding ring 8 4.85%
I don't have the ability to be loved 47 28.48%
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Do you take off your wedding ring when you work on your car/whatever?

Exactly that, do you take off your wedding ring / any other jewelry when you work on your car or do anything else that generally gets your hands dirty, or do you leave it on? If you leave it on, how badly dinged up has it gotten?

I've had my damn ring for not even two weeks and it's already chewed to hell, and all I did was change my plugs and put on a header.

also, pole incoming

oh bloody hell I can't do the pole
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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Sometimes i leave it on, sometimes I take it off.

I noticed it got scratched up when I first had it, but then it's sort of polished with lots of scratches, so it looks smooth again.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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Sometimes i leave it on, sometimes I take it off.

I noticed it got scratched up when I first had it, but then it's sort of polished with lots of scratches, so it looks smooth again.
What's it made of? Mine's white gold and I feel like I should have gotten tungsten carbide so it wouldn't be so scratched up.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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I take mine off as soon as I walk in the door, regardless of what I'm going to do. I never wear it mountain biking, working on the car, working in the yard, etc. Hell, I forgot to put it on today in the morning - everybody at the office probably thinks we're having a tiff.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #5
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I'm married and don't have a ring.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #6
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I only take it off, when I'm doing electrical work. i havn't noticed any scratching as of yet, but my ring is titanium.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #7
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I was just wondering about this as the wedding is in 1 month. I made a point to tell her I do not want a polished ring but something with a
matte finish. I might link her something about the tungsten carbide...
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #8
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I don't take mine off ever. It is made of Tungsten Carbide and cannot be scratched.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:02 PM   #9
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I also have a tungsten carbide and I take it off all the time, not for fear of scratching the ring but more for fear of scratching the paint of the car, especially when I detail.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:02 PM   #10
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:04 PM   #11
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I also have a tungsten carbide and I take it off all the time, not for fear of scratching the ring but more for fear of scratching the paint of the car, especially when I detail.
Yeah you do have to be careful.

So far I have cracked a Snapple bottle, broke a glass and opened walnuts with my ring.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:06 PM   #12
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Mine comes off for working situations. I saw a guy get his finger degloved when his wedding ring got caught on a ladder rung, and I do not want that.

http://www.safetycenter.navy.mil/MED...mages/hand.jpg

I wont post the pic, but its pretty gruesome.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:07 PM   #13
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Quoting for later. I was thining of changing up at our 10th and getting a damascene type...but those are cool (and the price*thumbsup*)

Currently, I take mine off anytime where:
It could result in the loss of a finger/require surgical removal (crushed)
It could bridge a circuit
It could scratch or cause damage


So pretty much anytime I am working on something, it comes off.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:07 PM   #14
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Well the only reason I didn't get a tungsten carbide ring was it was my understanding that the majority of ERs don't have the right tools to cut tungsten carbide should your fingers swell up and they need to remove the ring.

Though, I figure I could bring my dremel with me.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:09 PM   #15
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I take it off when I work on the car/get dirty, when I exercise, when I go swimming - basically anytime it could get lost or unusually dirty.

But if I go to work without it, I feel naked.

Oh wait, I am naked.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:09 PM   #16
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What's it made of? Mine's white gold and I feel like I should have gotten tungsten carbide so it wouldn't be so scratched up.
Mine is yellow gold
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I was just wondering about this as the wedding is in 1 month. I made a point to tell her I do not want a polished ring but something with a
matte finish. I might link her something about the tungsten carbide...
Mine had a matte finish, it's now polished.

If you look closely, it's scratched and pitted, but that just makes it look like you've been married longer.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:12 PM   #17
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Mine is off now.

When I was home it came off everyday when I got home from work. At work I deal with electronics and such so I don't wear it there.

When I do some training I take it off so I don't lose it or get it caught in something.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:13 PM   #18
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Well the only reason I didn't get a tungsten carbide ring was it was my understanding that the majority of ERs don't have the right tools to cut tungsten carbide should your fingers swell up and they need to remove the ring.

Though, I figure I could bring my dremel with me.
They aren't cut off, they are broken. Most have engineered break points, or a few crushes from a set of vice grips will break the ring.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:13 PM   #19
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Tungsten Carbide wedding band ftw

But you might scratch the forged steel of your engine.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:17 PM   #20
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never take your wedding ring off. it works with picking up chicks at the gym :wink:
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:30 PM   #21
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I don't take mine off ever. It is made of Tungsten Carbide and cannot be scratched.
Yes it can.

My ring is mokume...

I take mine off when doing something major on the car. But not to change the oil.

I take it off when playing sports because I don't want to lose it.

Patrick
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:34 PM   #22
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I bought the extended warranty and have it cleaned and polished about once a month.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:26 AM   #23
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I don't take mine off ever. It is made of Tungsten Carbide and is nearly impossible to be scratched.
fixed and +1

I got mine off eBay 2 years ago and it still looks new. $40 shipped FTW!
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:31 AM   #24
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I watched a guy lose his ring finger because of his wedding ring.

He was taking the battery out (Removing positive terminal first, which is a no no.), when the wrench he was using hit his ring, which was touching the engine manifold.

Instaweld.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:32 AM   #25
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I always take mine off- it's titanium. if it gets caught on anything, they'd have better luck cutting my finger than the ring.

Word of the wise for those with platinum as well- ring cutters don't work too well with those either
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