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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I wear a mask and gloves when using Wheel Brightener, APC & SDegreaser
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    Better safe than sorry, thats what I always say
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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by professorsabre View Post
    I wear a mask and gloves when using Wheel Brightener, APC & SDegreaser
    You might want to add a pair of safety glasses with that product.

    The first time I opened WB, the fumes caused my breathing to tighten up a bit...even after I watered it down as directed!

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClearlyCoated View Post
    I'm still worried about all the ethyl-methylketone (MEK) 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's news to me.

    I used it myself for six years.

    MEK is some strong stuff. I've seen it penetrate rubber gaskets with ease. Not to mention it is a fire hazard, and I've heard it was very explosive too.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by H.E.D View Post
    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.
    Some of you may have already seen this thread, but I thought I would post a link to it again concerning Crystalline Silica.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    Having regularly dealt with workplace health and safety and the use of hazardous chemicals at work, the first step to determine whether you require respiratory protection is to read the Material Safety Data Sheets for the products you will be using. Meguiars make them available online at the following location:

    http://www.meguiars.com/msds/

    You will then need to assess your likely exposure to the products and based on the advice in the MSDS consider the appropriate personal protective equipment that is necessary for your individual circumstances. Someone working in a closed space with no ventilation will have different risks and exposures to someone working outside in a light breeze.
    Last edited by kesawi; Aug 3rd, 2009 at 10:21 PM. Reason: Spelling errors

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    When I do boats with lots of oxidation. Maybe someone from Meguiars will chime in on this.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I don't wear a mask or gloves but I do wear ear plugs when doing paint correction.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I bought some masks today to wear while compounding since sometimes it kicks out a lot of dust. $3 or $4 for a dozen from the home store.

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    Re: Do You Wear a Mask When Detailing?

    I only wear a mask to paint.... past that no.

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