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Old 08-17-2010, 02:24 PM
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good dust filter for fiberglass

I've done some work with f/glass: plugs and molds using poly (not epoxy yet) and I know I need good ventilation when working with the resins (probably poly more than epoxy) but I've got a project in mind that will require a lot of sanding on the f/glass part after its been cured. Would a regular shop dust filter work ok for f/glass as well as for wood? I intend on using long-sleeve shirts and a good face mask as well.
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If you read the box of those things, all they say, is they are a "comfort mask", I would rather see a charcoal type myself.
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The common 3M dust mask will work just fine for sanding fiberglass. If you can find them get the ones that are multi layered as they are superior to the cheaper item. For laying up the resin however you need an activated carbon canister mask.

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... Would a regular shop dust filter work ok for f/glass as well as for wood?
I'm no expert, but I have a Jet air filter,dust filter installed in my shop and I turn it on the high setting when sanding primer, fiberglass or bondo. As I recall, the unit cost about $250.

I also found that it helps to double up the main filter on the Jet...that is, put a second filter right over the top of the filter that fits in the unit. I hold the second filter in place with bungy cords wrapped around the unit. Also, check the filters often. They get clogged very quickly during the sanding process and you'll want to keep them as clean as possible.
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sorry if I'm highjacking my own thread...

I will def. get a charcoal activated mask, but I was also thinking of building large box with removeable trays that are wood frames with filter material sitting on bailing wire stapled into the frames. I will then put activated charcoal over the filter material to make a high volume charcoal filter to my neighbors don't have to smell the poly resin fumes (there will be a sq. cage fan pulling air thru the filter out of the bottom of the box). I found a source for act. charcoal but hey, I work in a coal mine. Is there anyway to 'activate' coal and make my own? (sorry if this is deviating off topic)
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Don't know about charcoal, but I learned from an old pro to get the shop vac hose right up next to the source of the dust (grinder, sander, etc.) Then manipulate the tool so it is feeding dust right into the vac hose. They also make dust collection shrouds for 4 1/2" angle grinders.

For the smell of styrene (the stink coming off poly resin) you can partially mask it with oil of (banana?) some pungent oil fragrance. Sprinkle on a rag and hang downwind of curing resin.
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