Re: [casting] New Member looking for advice and help for a project
- Get the MSDS for the specific Smooth-on products you use, and the
safety warnings on those and you'll be fine.
However, if you discover you are not following some of those safety
'mandates', make the needed corrections.
This is the opinion of someone that has to use chemicals that have
detailed warnings on the MSDS and his employer never gets around to
supplying the proper safety equipment. don't breathe, get vapors in
eyes, don't get on skin, don't get on shoes. Specific supplied safety
equipment is nil. Then they store some frequently used general tools
in the spray area that people grab and use with their bare hands. this
chemical is mostly a oil product used for rust prevention. But it
stings the eyes and you don't want to absorb it.
A coworker that always worked in a cloud of 'harmless' heated coolants
at his production machine died early with a nasty cancer. He never
protected himself in any way.
Be careful, protect yourself well, not just somewhat. Start with the
That reminds me, I want to buy some respirator mask gear and a
suitable mask or mist-proof googles for work........... Try and be
Best to ya,
On Dec 30, 2010, at 11:50 PM, J. mendoza wrote:
> I use 3M respirator mask used for Auto Painting, using Urethane
> Paint mostly. I
> don't smell paint coming through mask filters. There is no paint in
> my nose
> afterwards, or when I spit. I don't get dizzy or feel sick
> afterwards either.
> If Isocyanates are odorless, than it may come through.
> You are addressing resin casting and not Urethane Casting.
> I mostly use it for Urethane casting.
> From: Rob de Bie
> As far as I know, no respirator will stop the isocyanate component,
> which is the nastiest of the chemicals in resin casting. I think air
> evacuation is the best solution.
> At 08:53 30-12-2010, you wrote:
>> I realize it's an old post but I will respond.
>> Smooth-ON is one of many places that offer products, tutorial,
>> seminars, for
>> mold and casting from small to large projects.
>> There is a large Q and A section at there site.
>> Don't forget to get gloves, goggles, respirator mask.