I ended up getting the idea to wear gloves while looking at the "do it yourself" portion on mercedesshop. The pictures there clearly showed hands with latex (or the like) gloves on. I thought "hmmm what a great idea" Now if only I could remember to wear them before, and not during a repair, I'd be all set!
...and clean too!
Oh, I do rip 'em up a bit sometimes, but I'd rather have a dirty finger or two than crud covered digits.
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