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SAFETY
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Hey Guys..Since most of us are DIYers I just wanted to remind everyone that most of the stuff we use in the restoration & work on our stangs can be hazardous to our health. So any time your spraying paint,(even spray cans) Primer, Rust bullet, undercoating etc..Removing rust..sanding..grinding..& welding..always wear the appropriate protection...Heres a neat resperator I made for welding...Most masks won't fit under a welding helmet..I used an old A.O. half mask...a dish washer connection hose & a pvc tee...Works great & I would never be caught doing any welding with out it (I used a hot glue gun to glue the cartridges to the tee.
       

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Q, that is awsome. Do you hook it up to shop air?
Jim
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I've never seen anything like that, Scott. What are the canisters, and where do you get them? So, they're good for not only paticulates, but fumes also? When I'm grinding/sanding rust, I'm always wondering if I should have something to protect my lungs. Looks worthwhile, for sure.

Doc

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coilwire;10096 Wrote:Q, that is awsome. Do you hook it up to shop air?
Jim

Thanks..No..NEVER EVER use your shop air (compressor) for breathing air..I just hang it off my belt or jacket...I plan to purchase one of these
http://www.turbineproducts.com/servlet/Detail?no=1 in the spring when I spray the interior & underside of the car with rust bullet



73vertproject;10106 Wrote:I've never seen anything like that, Scott. What are the canisters, and where do you get them? So, they're good for not only paticulates, but fumes also? When I'm grinding/sanding rust, I'm always wondering if I should have something to protect my lungs. Looks worthwhile, for sure.

Doc
The canisters are replacements for the 3m half mask I picked them up at lowes..Yes they are good for both..http://www.lowes.com/pd_216069-98-60923H...26page%3D2
At the bare minium you should be wearing these for grinding & sanding
http://www.lowes.com/pd_272094-98-8511_0...ust%2Bmask
There the ones I use, Don't do anymore rust busting with out something on..If you were in my shop & didn't wear a dust mask while sanding & grinding you would be going home for the day !!

Scott

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Eastwood carries a couple of different systems, saw them in their catalog today. One is the hooby air system that can run 1 or 2 masks. The other that is fairly new is the SAS system that uses shop air and filters it again to make OSHA suitable air. I believe the logic is if you air is dry and clean enough for painting then with a little more filtration is it safe. The nice thing about the SAS system is the additional chuck on your belt for attaching you paint gun hose (only one hose to drag around). The nice thing about the system in Scott's link is the price is very reasonable for a fresh air system with a 50' hose you would be good to go.
Charles
PS: I will be using a fresh air system for all of my autobody paint work, the old style repsirators that we use in construction everyday don't seal well enough for Isocyonate paints...
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Patcon;10236 Wrote:Eastwood carries a couple of different systems, saw them in their catalog today. One is the hooby air system that can run 1 or 2 masks. The other that is fairly new is the SAS system that uses shop air and filters it again to make OSHA suitable air. I believe the logic is if you air is dry and clean enough for painting then with a little more filtration is it safe. The nice thing about the SAS system is the additional chuck on your belt for attaching you paint gun hose (only one hose to drag around). The nice thing about the system in Scott's link is the price is very reasonable for a fresh air system with a 50' hose you would be good to go.
Charles
PS: I will be using a fresh air system for all of my autobody paint work, the old style repsirators that we use in construction everyday don't seal well enough for Isocyonate paints...
Good Move Charles !! I've seen the sas system installed in a few shops every install I saw used a carbon monoxide alarm & also went through a seperate air dryer system..They work very well in that type of production enviroment..But for home / hobby use I wouldn't be comfortable without having the alarm..dryer..& having my compressor in a seperate location away from the work area. For me I want to be able to put my air supply system outside, run my hose though the wall & know I'm breathing fresh outside air. I can deal with the extra hose..Bottom line It's all about safety & not getting sick from our hobby passion.

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Hey Scott,
Is that glue holding the fitting to the mask? If so, how bout the hazardous chemical(s) released into the mask? May be odorless and still leaking? Fly'n high after welding? Tongue

Here's a safety tip when doing front springs in the garage with correct specialty tools but off brands that may not be made with superior metals. The kind that you find in Checkers auto or from China. Anyhow, you won't catch me doing springs without these even if I'm using Snap-on compression tools Big Grin
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FasTnNefariouS;10259 Wrote:Hey Scott,
Is that glue holding the fitting to the mask? If so, how bout the hazardous chemical(s) released into the mask? May be odorless and still leaking? Fly'n high after welding? Tongue

Here's a safety tip when doing front springs in the garage with correct specialty tools but off brands that may not be made with superior metals. The kind that you find in Checkers auto or from China. Anyhow, you won't catch me doing springs without these even if I'm using Snap-on compression tools Big Grin
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DJ...I used non toxic hot melt glue sticks made for kid use on crafts...you can find them at wally world..& I let the mask sit for a week before the first use. Nice set up for the spring removal !! Now thats what I call preventative maintanance !


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Thanks Scott!.. You´re very right... Even if we dont do that for a living and we don´t expose to all this harmful process everyday, enyone who, for instance, apply PU paint, clear coat and tha killer antirust acids with a spraygun, could notice how harmful those things are.

For the record, i used to be like a "don´t care" kinda guy untill... doing some MIG welding a brace went into my shoe, throw my skin and even hurt my feet bone... Had to go to the doctor, páinful treatment and so... Another common injury when MIG welding is the radiation burns...

Well... we should realice the danger in all this type of jobs...



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Good topic...I know a few old school body guys that have breathing problems, lung cancer or emphysema now do to poor safety habits.

DJ's right also...those springs are dangerous! I've seen similar springs that come from big truck air brake chambers do some serious damage to personnel and property! Be careful, guys!

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