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woodworm1962

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02-28-2018 11:53 PM

I have been spraying a ton of Lacquer lately and am seeing little green men and pink elephants and talking to the appliances because I wear no breathing protection. I spray and run out of the shop.

Time for a mask/respirator.

Any suggestions. I normally do not have beard so…

PS I usually use brushing Lacquer thinned out with one to one Lacquer and lacquer thinner.

-- No one likes the truth...


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 03-01-2018 12:01 AM

Many masks will work, just get cartridges rated for organic vapors. The cartridges for dust won’t protect you from the fumes.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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clin

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#2 posted 03-01-2018 12:06 AM

I have a 3M 7500 series respirator that I mostly use for particulate filtering. But, I did use the organic vapor cartridges with it once using the solvent based contact cement when laminating a counter top.

I put it on and went to work. I could not smell anything and did not get light headed, nothing. I figured this cement must not be so bad. Finished up and took the respirator off before leaving the shop. I was getting lightheaded before I reached the door. I was amazed how well those cartridges worked and will continue to use them anytime I’m working with solvents for any length of time.

-- Clin

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Rich

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#3 posted 03-01-2018 12:45 AM

The green men and pink elephants are real. Seeing rainbow unicorns is an indication you’re losing it however.

Seriously, +1 on the 3M organic vapor mask. Like Clin says, you can get the pink P100 filters for particulates to use when you’re sanding, etc. Store the vapor filters in a ziploc when you’re not using them and they last longer.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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jbay

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#4 posted 03-01-2018 12:50 AM



The green men and pink elephants are real. Seeing rainbow unicorns is an indication you re losing it however.

Seriously, +1 on the 3M organic vapor mask. Like Clin says, you can get the pink P100 filters for particulates to use when you re sanding, etc. Store the vapor filters in a ziploc when you re not using them and they last longer.

- Rich

Shouldn’t he be using brushing sanding sealer first?

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AlaskaGuy

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#5 posted 03-01-2018 01:34 AM

The little green men aren’t too serious, but, the the pink elephants means it’s too late for you. Sorry dude.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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bbasiaga

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#6 posted 03-01-2018 01:36 AM

That pink elephant is a jerk. Keep one eye on that guy….

Agreed the 3m half mask ones you buy at home depot are great. I has a similar experience to Clin with a 2 part epoxy i was using.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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Rich

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#7 posted 03-01-2018 01:59 AM


Shouldn t he be using brushing sanding sealer first?

- jbay

That is so last month. I’ve moved on — to spray pre-cat heavy bodied sanding sealer. And don’t forget the compressed air spray head cleaning trick.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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jbay

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#8 posted 03-01-2018 02:09 AM


Shouldn t he be using brushing sanding sealer first?

- jbay

That is so last month. I ve moved on — to spray pre-cat heavy bodied sanding sealer. And don t forget the compressed air spray head cleaning trick.

- Rich


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