What's your preventive health measure using lacquer paint?

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happy hopping
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What's your preventive health measure using lacquer paint?

Post by happy hopping » Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:42 am

I don't know if emanel is harmful to your health, but I know for the fact that lacquer paint can cause cancer, whereas arcylic is water paint and is harmless.

There are 2 ways of using the paint for most of us: airbrush or hand paint:

1) WIth airbrush, I can deal with a spray booth, and blow the bad fume out via the rear fan of the booth. But there is still going to be some fume leak out thru the holes where you insert your hand and these fume stays in the air

So even when I remove the 3M mask, there is still some flowing in the air

2) With hand paint on tiny object, eventhough the drop of lacquer paint is tiny and they dry fast, the smell of paint is still flowing in the air

I also wonder if there is minute amt. of the smell leaking thru the surface of the model part eventhough it should be totally dry within seconds

So, as we all know, for long term exposure, as in doing the above thru out the years, these paint will be harmful to your health. IS there some other preventive method that can be done to totally avoid the health risk of cancer?
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Post by cobywan » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:05 pm

Yeah. Don't use them.

I've worked with the stuff in large volumes for over 10 years. I'm still here to type this message out. The Sun has more cancer causing rays than Lacquer has carcinogenic VOC's. You should worry more about getting sun burns.

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Post by sarion » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:29 pm

well to be extremely careful i now wear a 3M half face respirator with multi-gas cartridge, the max practical protection i can give myself.

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Post by happy hopping » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:51 am

Is that the one w/ filter replaceable on both side, one filter for each side?
If you buy a pet from pet stores , you are encouraging those breeders to breed more. This is the condition that they lives in:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu_JqNdp2As

when you buy a pet:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WCNr-VrkXl8

Adopt a pet

machine mess

Set up your spray booth for hardcore air volume venting!

Post by machine mess » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:01 pm

When I was building my booth I did a ridiculous amount of internet research. There are many "fine print" details to making a spraybooth that will really do what you want it to.

http://www.gearsonline.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1026here's my thread about it, but by the number of views, I'm guessing you've seen it already :wink:

Three main points:

1. If you have space to build your booth so that it vents from the "floor" of the box then you have gravity on your side in terms of increasing your vented air flow.

2. Use straight, smooth ductwork exclusively! That flexible stuff is fine for your clothes dryer but all those raggedy ridges reduce your vented air volume drastically. Do you put pillows in front of your speakers so you can hear the music better? Do you put plastic cling-wrap on your TV screen to see your movies better? Good, then don't use flexible duct on your spray booth either. It just defeats your purpose.

3. Shell out for a "Shaded Pole Blower" AKA "Squirrel Cage Fan." These things move air like nobody's business and a good one is less than $100 (I think mine was about $70). They're quiet too.

I was sraying Mr. Surfacer 1000 - from a can even - and Mr. Color lacquer from my airbrush this morning in my booth and I couldn't smell any fumes at all! I'm a total nervous nellie about fumes and my booth takes care of them to my complete satisfaction.

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