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Spraying a glassed model - about to make a mess

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Ben B11/10/2017 21:30:58
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Mention of 2K paint always gets me worried- are you using a proper ventilated hood? I'm pretty relaxed about most hobby related health hazards but 2K is nasty nasty stuff. Certainly if they contain isocyanates a standard mask isn't good enough- should be air-fed. Spraying 2K paint remains the commonest cause of ocupational lung disease.....

MikeQ11/10/2017 21:47:57
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I was using a filtered mask ... see pic. Plus the garage door was full you open and sprayed at edge of door ... so pretty well ventilated. I couldn't smell it whilst I was spraying. If yo're doing it day in day out I could see your point but doing it now and again at a hobby level is surely not at the Sam end risk level?


MikeQ11/10/2017 21:51:22
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Ben B11/10/2017 22:42:22
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I personally still wouldn't. Long term cause asthma type allergies. Acute reactions just kill you. One of my other hobbies is building cars and this topic crops up frequently. It's very tempting to spray 2k rattle cans but it is still dangerous.
Ben B11/10/2017 22:44:59
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Of course it could be isocyanate free
onetenor12/10/2017 05:18:35
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Super job and what a cracking workshop and so tidy. Puts me to shame. At least use organic filter units on the mask.

Edited By onetenor on 12/10/2017 05:23:37

MikeQ12/10/2017 18:41:24
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Word back from KlassKote is that the paint doesn't contain any isocyanates. Also got the SafetyDataSheet. Looking at the mask it has both P2 and AB1 filters so good for organic/inorganic and particles. Obviously makes sense to be well ventiallated, shower cap, goggle and long sleeved shirt etc and strip out of same as soon as finished. But considering the amount of dope, Cyano fumes, nitro, balsa dust and god knows what else many AeroModellers breathe 0ver the years it's a wonder anyone's left alive.  There seems to be enough old codgers at the Bowden Trophy each year!

Happy to listen to anyone with definitive advice though.



Edited By MikeQ on 12/10/2017 18:43:04

Edited By MikeQ on 12/10/2017 18:46:17

TartanMac12/10/2017 19:00:18
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That air frame looks great I like that painting gives the ability to have concave curves and a seamless Finnish looks good in white.
TartanMac26/04/2018 23:28:02
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I have just glassed my Super Sportster 40 ARTF horizontal stab and 2 elevators as practice for my Uno Wot which I will be getting back into very soon. I painted the elevators exactly as you stated you would do. I have only used filler primer so far and it looks good after using 400 grit wet and dry between coats. But after around 3 days the parts still smell of paint it seems the paint is hard but still smells quite a bit. I used Autotek filler primer as I got it for £2.75 free postage for 500ml spray tin. Should I leave it for a while before putting the colour on ? I have a tin of flair white supposedly it is fuel proof was going to put it over the filler primer.

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