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Sweating while using epoxy

Post by Tony Hain » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:41 pm

When using liquid epoxy after only a few minutes I break into a profuse sweat. Just pouring off me, yet when I use gel epoxy I don't have a problem. Is it just me or do others find this too. Curious?
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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:04 pm

I don't do that. But, Please use a tyvek suit and vapor mask.

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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by Mannanj » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:45 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:I don't do that. But, Please use a tyvek suit and vapor mask.

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What Bill said! Add nitrile or other skin protective gloves to that. I had a friend that developed a severe allergy to epoxy. I'm not sure whether it was from fumes or skin contact, but it nearly killed him!

He was building an airplane made with fiberglass/epoxy and switched to a so called "safe-t-poxy. This was some years ago and I'm not sure of it's suitability for boat building. Do some research and proceed with caution.
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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by Old aussie » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:57 am

Tony I think that I am starting to develop an allergy to epoxy also ,my arms start to itch when using it like sandfly bites .I am very messy and end up with it every were, I just have a few more beers and ignore it,,,

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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by jeffh » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:39 pm

I also developed an allergy. I get a sore throat and my eyes get burned. My eyelids also burn and the skin peels off. If I need to use marine epoxy now, I wear a respirator and wear goggles. No skin or perspiration problems though.
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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by Tony Hain » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:54 pm

Thanks Jason. So I'm not the only one! And thanks to everyone else for your advice. I 'm fairly careful handling the epoxy, but it's easy to get slack and think "She'll be right mate!"
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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by Bill CNC » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:21 pm

Tony Hain wrote:When using liquid epoxy after only a few minutes I break into a profuse sweat. Just pouring off me, yet when I use gel epoxy I don't have a problem. Is it just me or do others find this too. Curious?
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I'm like you, the water works turn on. I just try to limit the drips in the epoxy. I leave my DNA sealed in every layup, ... :wink:

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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by svenole » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:25 pm

This is my main complaint ! I wear glasses and when working I sweat like crazy and the sweat drips on the inside of my glasses. I am wearing a head band and wont help ,I think you just stress about the time thing with epoxy combined with the work. I have 2 shirts outside and I alternate them.it gets on your nerves when your trying to get things done and you cant see because your sweating like you have a gun to your head.LOL :lol: :oops: im working with epoxy sweating my ass off and cant see> fun stuff :!: and I take my glasses off with sticky epoxy covered gloves :!: :roll: but im almost done with it.HEY I GLUED MY GLASSES TO MY HEAD!! at least I know where they are :!:

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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by Old aussie » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:18 am

crickey I hope I don't get that bad...



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Re: Sweating while using epoxy

Post by svenole » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:18 pm

Sure u can u just have to try harder :!: :!: :lol:

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