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#1 michael faszcza

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:59 AM

I have very bad allergies to rubber and urethane. Contact or inhale .i have built two new wood tunnels done the epoxy coat and scrape but i need to finish these . I can't wear a paint mask and spraying urethane is a no i tried and the reaction was bad .before i pay someone to clear these for me i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of other ways of clearing .that will hold up to nitro .maybe something brush on ?



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 12:09 PM

Wet sand & polish the epoxy (-;



#3 michael faszcza

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 12:26 PM

Is that the way it was done in your days ? Haha .would be some work but it is a option. Thanks robin

#4 Mike Luszcz

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:01 PM

Epoxy will not keep water out long term. It will slowly get moisture inside, making the wood turn a red color, and eventually rot.

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:27 PM

Is that the way it was done in your days ? Haha .would be some work but it is a option. Thanks robin


You calling me old, MIKEY?? LOL!

#6 Ryan Honbo

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:28 AM

They have respirators made of silicone instead of rubber.
You can use a supplied air vented hood. A Tyvek material with windshield and air hose coming in.
Most clears strong enough have isocynates, which is most likely you're reacting to.

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#7 Ray Sametz

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:47 AM

PM Mike Z, he's dealt with allergies to finishes for a long time. B)



#8 michael faszcza

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:04 AM

I found a local auto body painter who will shoot the clear for me at a reasonable price. I hate farming it out but it's finally getting done

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:44 AM

Both boats are finished just need to rig .pti nx320 and nx400

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#10 Lennard Cuenco

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:54 PM

Epoxy will not keep water out long term. It will slowly get moisture inside, making the wood turn a red color, and eventually rot.

Mike,

 

how are you sealing your wood builds?