Re: Allergic to Epoxy, CA?

Spen Kellogg <spenkell@...>

John Fitts wrote:

I have suddenly developed what seems to be an acute sensitivity to both CA and epoxy. Even with proper ventilation and limited exposure, my head about explodes and my eyes puff up from either adhesive in a matter of seconds.
This is seriously bad news for me, as the greatest part of my modeling efforts up until now was in building resin kits. With epoxy and CA out of the picture, I don't know how else to stick 'em together. I'm skeptical that an aliphatic (carpenter's) glue would work, but I could be mistaken.
Anyone else out there have a siimilar allergy? Any thoughts on what to do? My large pile of unbuilt resin kits would surely appreciate your response.
In addition to a serious respirator (3M makes one for about $30 at a Lowes or Home Depot) and the gloves already mentioned, you might try working in or just in front of a paint booth that's turned on. It should pull the fumes and dust away from you before you can react to it.

Regards, Spen Kellogg

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