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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    It depends. Sometimes I do.
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kleis View Post

    That is seriously nasty stuff. I really hope you don't have problems, but sadly, I have heard many horror stories
    Yep, that's why they were banned. But we didn't know back then. Those two chemicals were great for removing everything from aluminum and steel jet engine parts, and especially titanium. The worst part was that it was common practice for aerospace workers to use the same chems to remove grime and grease from our hands. Knock on wood, it's been nearly 20 years since I last touched those chemicals and I still haven't grown a third arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClearlyCoated View Post
    Yep, that's why they were banned. But we didn't know back then. Those two chemicals were great for removing everything from aluminum and steel jet engine parts, and especially titanium. The worst part was that it was common practice for aerospace workers to use the same chems to remove grime and grease from our hands. Knock on wood, it's been nearly 20 years since I last touched those chemicals and I still haven't grown a third arm.
    I met ClearlyCoated at the Open Garage yesterday and it's true he doesn't have a third arm, but he does have six fingers on each hand.

    I too have worked in Aerospace space since the early 70's. and most of the chemicals we used for degreasing are now banned. I used to keep squeeze bottles of Freon and MEK at my workbench for for cleaning parts for inspection. We thought nothing of it at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikejl View Post
    I met ClearlyCoated at the Open Garage yesterday and it's true he doesn't have a third arm, but he does have six fingers on each hand.
    LOL! The 6 fingered hands give me a decided advantage for manually applying Ultimate Compound. Plus the chemical mutations allow me to spin my wrists at 5000 PRM's!

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    My Uncle is a painter and has his own business and i work with him on the weekends and a couple of times a week and i enjoy helping him and learning new things. Today while sanding some wood doors and trim we got on the topic of how he wears a mask when spraying paint, whether its inside a house or spray painting a car. He said its important to work in a well ventilated area. He also went on to say that some chemicals in compounds and cleaner/polishes shouldnt be breathed in, not sure if this goes for Meguiars products or not. Even if he was wrong i wouldnt argue with him because he has been painting for 32 years and i like to show respect for my uncle and wouldnt try to act like i a Pro at anything. But he just said to wear a mask when painting and said it couldnt hurt to wear a mask when detailing for an extended period of time with a strong smelling product
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I don't, but then again I have a DA not a rotary and don't do anything more heavy than swirl removal. I do however ALWAYS wear gloves (the nitrile ones)...even when washing/claying/waxing/interior/etc.

    Who knows...maybe I'm just weird?

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    I never have. No real need. None of Meguiar's products are harsh so I find no need for a mask for any of there products whether a cleaner or paint product like wax, polish etc.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I think it would all depend on the products. I used to work at at motorcycle dealership cleaning bikes and one of the products we would use was an orange degreaser that smelled really orangy and works really well, but too much certainly didn't do me any favors.

    I also have allergies to dust mites (which are everywhere all of the time) and some sort of grass that I think is around in the spring. Right now is a pretty high allergy time of year with everything now starting to get growing and such.

    I think we need to know more about your cough to really tell (granted I'm not a doctor, maybe someone on here is). Was it a persistent smokers like cough or more of a sneezing itchy watery eyes issues. Plus unless you have this for a really long period of time to where it becomes chronic, I wouldn't worry.
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I do quite often. Mainly so the neighbors can't recognize me and say there is that crazy guy washing his car again... IN THE RAIN!!!
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I do wear masks sometimes. . . but if I use APC or SuperD i will wear masks and gloves.

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