You should DEFINETLY not be touching any of these chemicals with attire that you would wear to the beach. A painters hooded suit or heavy sweats/sweatshirt should be a minimum man. Learn from my mistakes as well as the mistakes of many before us. Good thing you picked up a respirator as well, thats a big one too.
Furthermore, It seems like you enjoy doing this kind of stuff so I will have to let you know some key points.
1.) The mask you bought works well good thing you did take the neccessary steps in that regard.
2.) Fiberglass resin will damage the **** out of your nervous system.
3.) Many tests have been done on the effects of using fiberglass resin. These tests have been conducted by government agencies like the Dept of labor as well as many non governmental medical associations. Some of the clinical trial results were as such: on average double the likelyhood of lung cancer and copd. Also double as likely to devlop other forms of cancer and tumors.
4.) There have been studies done on the effects these chemicals have on our dna and studies have shown that prolonged use of this stuff will alter your dna, making it a possibility that your children will come out in some way shape or form disabled.
I know this has been a rant any nobody really likes to talk about this kinda stuff but I just feel the need to teach this part of our craft cause I dont wanna die and Im sure you dont either from what would of cost 50-60 bucks in gear for peace of mind.
don't be naive resin kills
another tip work with resin little at the time,
i use 3 oz dixie cups, i fill about 4 of them at a time, then add resin to each one as i work, that way you get the best use of all the material with little or no waste.
also do not brush on resin on the fiberglass matt, it will get messy
I went to walmart looking for the dickies overworksuit i couldnt find one. so i disregarded that as a punishment i am itchy a bit. the mask was a great thing i did i am glad i got that. and atleast i used nitrate gloves when messing with resin(latex gloves it will melt) . and brushing it on wasnt that messy..but i did use the dab effect a lot though. thanks for the input. where can i buy a full body suit with a hood? are there any disposable ones?
lol. it least you learned your lesson, you don't need to buy armor, just, shirt, hoodie, and jeans work out fine
a good problem?:confused:
Originally Posted by Yevmeister
you better off have lung cancer, than inability to have .....
p.s. emphasizing the fact of importance to be protected
any auto body supply shop should have the painters suit. Its a very breathable multi layered mesh material which works great over a pair of sweats and a long sleeve t shirt
The most I ever do to get suited up for working with fiberglass is to make sure that i've got a fan blowing a slight breeze past me, wear a respirator and gloves. I also dont' wear my contacts either, but I can see up close so it's no problem for me. Usually I'm wearing long pants and a T-shirt. The stuff just doesn't bother my skin all that much.
well, i dont wear long sleeve shirts either...
Originally Posted by Slightly_Stoopi
but for newbs reading this thread, better to tell them the safest ways possible to do things, so they dont f themselves up ;)