Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

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    Question Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I was wondering if you guys wear masks when you polish cars?
    I do not, my Dad (a Doctor) said yesterday when I was coughing it was probably from the polishing.
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I Do Not, But this Poll Could Change my Mind.
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    i have never actually thought of it, i am curious as well to see if people do
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    And risk missing out on my Last Touch or UWQ high? I think not...

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I think it is fine to not wear a mask when using products like Last Touch and UQW
    My question was more towards the Polishing aspect.
    Sorry for the Confusion.
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    never thought of it, i really wouldnt think it would be a problem??

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    It's probably not a bad idea if you're kicking up a lot of dust from the polish. Dust from any source, chemical or natural,can negatively impact the long term health of your lungs and the rest of your respiratory system.

    I'm still worried about all the ethyl-methylketone (EMK) and acetone I soaked up through my hands as an aerospace worker in the 80's and 90's before both chemicals were banned as hazardous toxins. Guess I don't need to add to my repertoire of future health problems.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    you should wear a mask especially when working with products that contain
    crystalline silica i think there's still a few out there. I always wear a mask and safety glasses especially when compounding.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClearlyCoated View Post
    It's probably not a bad idea if you're kicking up a lot of dust from the polish. Dust from any source, chemical or natural,can negatively impact the long term health of your lungs and the rest of your respiratory system.

    I'm still worried about all the ethyl-methylketone (EMK) and acetone I soaked up through my hands as an aerospace worker in the 80's and 90's before both chemicals were banned as hazardous toxins. Guess I don't need to add to my repertoire of future health problems.

    That is seriously nasty stuff. I really hope you don't have problems, but sadly, I have heard many horror stories
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I have a Reagan mask I'll usually wear.
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