Epoxy Sensitivity

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

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Bill, thats terrible.
didnt Ray Macke get it also?
Is it just me, or does it seem that every time I hear of the sensivtivity, it is in the hot sweaty summer?
Does the epoxy get into you thru sweat gland in your skin?
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Ken

I don't know. Mine is mostly my face. Several years ago I tried East System. That stuff would burn the crap out of me anyplace it touched. I finally got rid of 4 gal. of it at one of the Gatherings for a donation to the kitty.

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Dang Bill!!!! Heather looked like that when we discovered she all the sudden has a shellfish allergy a couple years ago. I really miss shrimp dinners.

Hope you feel better soon. Maybe use gorilla glue next time ! Anybody allergic to gorillas?

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Feel better soon, Bill!
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Sorry to hear about your bout with the epoxy. Guess we were the early test groups for the epoxy companies before they put out warnings for exposure and contact with the miracle adhesive.
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I have some sensitivity to it also and have to suit up properly and make sure clothes etc are washed before I wear them again. Did you have a full face respirator when you were exposed?
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It's mind boggling how some people have horrible reactions while some people seem immune to the same stuff. I sometimes got a little dry skin itch from sanding glass cloth, but never seemed to be bothered by epoxy, even using stuff like lacquer thinner to wash it off. Scary.

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The first picture was Saturday morning. This Monday morning and the piece I was working on.

Billy It is full face. But, the cartridge was old.

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Bill: You look so much better. THat first pic was really scary. I'd keep an epi-pen handy in case I accidentally breathed it in.
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The good new is don't need to go to a plastic surgeon for a chemical peal. I did that myself. And, from my many nicks and scratches are clearing up. All scabs have fallen off.

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On this topic, is there a good way to protect. Tyvex suites and maybe a HobbyAir system or similar?

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Seems like the most important thing is to try to keep uncured epoxy off of your skin. And don't start sanding until it's fully cured.
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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

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Wow, I’m sorry you are having such an intense reaction. Epoxy sensitivity is weird, I can slather my body in it with no reaction.
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I only use it when I have to now. Sometimes Lauren will go full hazmat and helps or do it. The problem is it builds up over time. I used it for years with little or no affect. Then bang. Ray Mackey has the issue also.

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I cannot prove this, but I do believe that using solvents too clean up makes the epoxy absorb into the skin, we all use solvents, right?
Well plain kitchen vinegar will wash off resin if its still liquid.
For some reason I feel that plain vinegar does not absorb into the skin as does solvents.

the nest big project I do, I will be using this:
water clean-up, and I have made joints and soaked them in a rain barrel, and made a little skiff, good enough for me.
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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

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CPES has lots of thinners as well as epoxy.That stuff is thinner than water and really nasty.I don't break out from epoxy yet but feel like I did some fibreglass insulation without the mask.Scratchy throat(inside).
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