Customizing safety
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Customizing safety

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Okay I've been forced to acknowledge I'm not as young as I was. I've been getting throat and sinus infections a lot lately and I finally realized it is from sanding epoxysculpt/sculpty and spray painting without a mask on. I never had to do this before other than for nasty stuff like bone dust while making my knives but apparently its caught up with me so I want to take this time to remind everyone to wear a mask even if its just some cloth over your face but a disposable mask or even a 20.00 professional filter mask.

Posted by somebody1
on Sunday, March 22, 2009
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somebody1 -
Thursday, March 26, 2009
yeah we have carpet in our attic and no matter how much you vaccum its so old it won't get it all so you ahve to wear a mask if you have allergies.
markiemarky -
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Yea man I heard about that too, super glue can mess u up. I think it was RED who said that but not sure. Either way were protection like my mom would always say

I work a lot in attics and I never forget to wear a mask. All that dust and who knows what else.
somebody1 -
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I PM'd Doc Nightmare about making this a sticky or something where we can keep posting safety advice and information. I know someone, Jin maybe?, posted about developing allergies to superglue and we could see about putting that in here. Yeah I went through art school painting with windows closed. Brush painting isn't as bad as spray painting as you get paint particles inside you from teh spray paint but the fumes will do damage over time. I know I'm allergic to resin and the RTV used in mold making so I have to use rubber gloves. then again I'm allergic to nearly every chemical.
Patraw -
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Yeah, that's good advice. I never use a mask, and often don't even crack a window--probably going to give myself lung cancer or something one of these days. I've gotten nauseated/headaches from paint, but nothing worse, so far. Mostly I just burn and cut myself as far as injuries go when I'm working on a figure.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
yeah and there are fumes you can't even really smell. I just had a coughing fit from using resin and I didn't even smell anything. We should probably talk about Dremel and utility knife safety too. Like if you have to force the utility blade its dull and it'll cut you easier than anything (I have 3 stitches in my thumb to prove it) and with the dremel you have to watch for it catching, kicking back, or the blades busting. Power tool safety should be pretty self explanatory. any other ideas?
bigdaddyscott -
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
SAFETY GLASSES!!!!! I can't express this enough!!! I've worked in a shop over 25 years now and let me tell you, its better to wear them and not need them, then not wear them and should have! a co-worker of mine was just taking a piece of dirt off a part ,2 sec sand job, yeah, he's blind in one eye the rest of life!!! if you don't think you need them, you do!! sanding, painting, especially if your cleaning something with solvent.WEAR THEM!!! fumes do more damage to your eyes then anyone can imagine!
somebody1 -
Monday, March 23, 2009
I should know better. I first had this happen while using sculpty in art school 11 years ago. Just touching your mouth after touching the stuff causes problems if any is on your hands. Then we make knives and swords and the bone dust does the same thing and I've been sick because of that too but these new infections I keep getting are a real sob. We should post other safety issues on here too.
bigdaddyscott -
Monday, March 23, 2009
I spray paint for a living and TOTALLY agree, that you should wear some sort of protection whenever sanding or painting! my brother had to have his lungs scraped because he never did. not fun!!!!
somebody1 -
Sunday, March 22, 2009
only if you've eaten beans and are around an open flame, sorry thought you were talking about a gas attack lol. you can get a big pack of the paper disposables at walmart cheap.
HeartBreakKid -
Sunday, March 22, 2009
what if we own a gas mask should we wear that if we don't have anything else
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