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post #6 of Old 05-28-2006
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Thanks Sailingdog - forgot to mention that. Actually. personal reactions to epoxy vary considerably from one individual to another and until you are sure you will not suffer a reaction, best to err on the safe side. That said, some people also react to latex. Personally, I have never has a problem using latex gloves and a light mask with a replaceable foam filter. The industrial single or twin respirators are better, but they are heavy and uncomfortable. For repair work on small areas. I use paper masks, but they are notorious for letting in dust around the edges

Another reason to use a mask is that the microfibres (and other fillers) axthough non-toxic, are very fine and breathing them is not smart. The same applies when sanding between coats


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