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Re: Safe handling epoxy/g
Posted by FrankP on Sep 2, 2004
As everyone else has said, definitely wear gloves when handling wet/curing epoxy. And long sleeves, my forearms look like I roll around in poison ivy EVERY time I use epoxy now, because I got them coated pretty good ONCE. So now I have to wear long sleeves and wrap my forearms in saranwrap to keep that from happening.
When sanding, it's best to use a mask or respirator anyway, whether working with epoxy or not. I personally use the 2/$6 surgical mask looking things.
Wear eye protection, and cover your hair if it's long. I don't know how much epoxy was wasted on my hair, but it was more than it should've been.
The one thing I haven't seen mentioned is Vinegar. Use this to clean the epoxy off of you when you do get exposure...it works very well. It's also good for cleaning squeegees and such.
Growing old is inevitible, growing up is optional. Live well, play hard. And be careful with epoxy...
In Response to: Safe handling epoxy/glass by Michelle Moran on Sep 1, 2004