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  • Duane Cook
    Jun 24, 2014
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      Please wear a mask! Those pesky Fiberglas fibers will embed themselves in the walls of your lungs.
      de NL7X 
      Duane


      On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 4:41 PM, Cliff Sojourner cls@... [hex-beam] <hex-beam@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
       

      Excellent!

      Be very careful. Fiberglass fibers under the skin are very painful.

      Also be sure to get all the steel wool pieces cleaned up. They will rust and turn orange.

      Enjoy. Cliff



      On June 23, 2014 4:58:24 PM PDT, "ka9p@... [hex-beam]" <hex-beam@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      >Thanks Cliff, the steel wool did a nice job of trapping loose the
      >fibers, very little residue except in the steel wool, paint tomorrow.
      >73 Scott
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      >in the past to treat pultruded rods like those I have used steel wool
      >and then primer and enamel (non-conductive) paint, white is good for
      >UV. I used plain old white rattle can paint and it lasted more than 15
      >years. not sure if UV fiberglass paint would be any better.
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      >Hi to the group.
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      >I'm just starting to overhaul an original (i.e. some years on it) DX
      >Engineering hexbeam I picked up used, and there is a fair amount of
      >splintering of the fiberglass.
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      >Curious as to the best way to treat it. Steel wool, or sand, and is a
      >glass UV fiberglass paint required for best longevity, or is something
      >simpler/cheaper good enough?
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      >Thanks, Scott
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