swim goggles rock! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-15-2012, 07:08 PM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 2,005
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 556
Thanked 217 Times in 196 Posts
swim goggles rock!

ok, I felt embarrassed getting these cause not only are they swim goggles but I acted like a hot shot in one of Martin's threads about glasses. So today I'm driving home and thinking how I'm sick of bondo dust getting into my eyes, but I knew glasses would just get dust on the inside and outside and in my eyes as well, and most googles suck and fog up, so I thought, what about swim goggles? They are awesome! I will use them for bondo sanding, spraying primers, and under my welding helmet. I will also use them for grinding and with a shield in front for under car grinding. Sounds like a plan, Stan. Less lens means less area for dirt and less area to wipe up to clean. Just thought I'd share cause they're awesome. Guess I'm a safety geek after all, but I'm sure the real safety geeks wouldn't approve cause it's not osha approved.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-15-2012, 07:23 PM
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Ford axle ratio codes
Last journal entry: Rear Suspension
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Prattsville
Posts: 6,353
Wiki Edits: 31

Thanks: 2
Thanked 53 Times in 49 Posts
I have goggles like science room goggles from HS. There ok, but under a car they suck cause the light comes in from the side and shines onto the face
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2012, 06:58 PM
matts37chev's Avatar
I don't understand?
 

Last journal entry: this is only a test
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Shelton,Wa.
Age: 45
Posts: 2,420
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
plus they come in cool colors
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2012, 08:21 PM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 2,005
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 556
Thanked 217 Times in 196 Posts
delphino swim googles are perfect cause it has a piece that hangs over the edge of the lens and you can cut holes in that area and it will be tucked under that lip so they don't fog up nor will stuff fly out and tag your eye. There's a small risk of something getting into them but the chance of that is slim, just as it is with safety goggles with holes in them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2012, 10:35 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,015
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 719
Thanked 1,083 Times in 966 Posts
Interesting, I think they would be a little to difficult to get on and off, I like things as easy as possible that way you DO it. But hey, if the difficulty to get them on and off is out weighed by the less intrusive fit while wearing them perhaps that's the incentive. Either way good to see you using them.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2012, 12:36 AM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 2,005
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 556
Thanked 217 Times in 196 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by debrajt01
I will also use them for grinding and with a shield in front for under car grinding. Sounds like a plan, Stan. Less lens means less area for dirt and less area to wipe up to clean.
If you can get the Delphino ones cause you still have to cut little holes in them. The Delphino ones have a lip that hangs over the sides and you can put a couple 1/16" holes in there and they are completely covered. The chance of something gettig in there is the same with goggles with holes for anti fogging measures. They work great!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2012, 09:20 AM
S10 Racer's Avatar
http://www.warsprints.com
 

Last journal entry: W.A.R. (Wingless Auto Racing) Sprint Car Racing
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: At The Dirt Tracks
Age: 55
Posts: 1,872
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 57 Times in 52 Posts
This sounds like a good idea for sanding and other less dangerous work but I would suggest that doing any grinding or abrasive cutting, you use something with impact resistant ANSI approved lenses. I'm not sure if the swim goggles are rated for impact.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2012, 10:18 AM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 2,005
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 556
Thanked 217 Times in 196 Posts
absolutely. For that I was thinking of something like dual pane lenses with air between them for anti fog measures. They're a little more pricey but they make some that look like glasses that look like they don't interfere with respirators I'm gonna try those out too, but you have to get them at a safety store.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2012, 08:01 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 53
Posts: 6,047
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 25
Thanked 437 Times in 367 Posts
Now you got me thinking,shame on you.....Many moons ago I loved to ski (lol ,the skis were made of wood) and the goggles had the vents but the goggles were a tad big ,I wonder if they are smaller now....One nice thing was you could snap in different lenses..Why cant someone make a real nice fitting set of safety glasses with cheap,ez to replace lenses???? I was watching CSI on tv the other dat and the guy had glasses that connected in the front with a magnet or something,I was thinking WOW something like that would be perfect ,they would never fall off even if you were upside down......
They do need to work on "cool factor" though..
My philosophy when it comes to safety glasses ,pencils ,masking tape.tape measures,etc is to have so many around the shop that you never have to look for them.Only problem with the glasses is it sometimes takes forever to find a set of glasses that you can see out of,they get all scratched up or get oversprayed, when I finally get fed up I'll gather up all those glasses put them in a box and walk them over to the bench buffer and polish them up with headlight lens repair compound it only takes a minute and I'm good to go for a couple more months..
Someone could get rich if they came up with the perfect set of safety glasses that fit so well you wouldn't even know you had them on ,Crystal clear and looked cool.maybe even auto darkening...I know I'd pay good money for the ultimate pair of safety glasses.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2012, 09:05 AM
matts37chev's Avatar
I don't understand?
 

Last journal entry: this is only a test
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Shelton,Wa.
Age: 45
Posts: 2,420
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
my son used to race ATVs, and we had a very good sponsor, for some nice goggles
so we had goggles and lenses everywhere
so part for fun, as a joke, and part for practical uses he would wear ridding goggles in the garage for sand blasting, polishing, grinding, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2013, 08:52 AM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 2,005
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 556
Thanked 217 Times in 196 Posts
ever see those ones task force guys wear? get those! they are pricey but will never fog up
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 03-24-2013, 02:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Strasburg Colorado
Posts: 9
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
safety glasses

Im with Deadbodyman, I keep so many pairs all over the shop that there is never an excuse to not wear them. I had to change the ones i wear though cuz i got metal in my eye twice last year and was wearing them. The ones i wear now are about the least expensive ansi approved glasses that Airgas carries, they fit well and are so cheap i just throw them away and grab a new pair when they get scratched. I think the part number is 64001205 and they are like maybe $1.50 a pair. I buy them by the dozen and force my son and his buddies to wear them when in the garage. Then i just send them home with them so they have a pair at home.

Rod
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should you wear safety goggles? Hmmmmm, here's and example. MARTINSR Hotrodding Basics 61 04-10-2012 10:07 PM
A word of Caution on Goggles from my experience. satexasf150 Body - Exterior 24 08-10-2010 11:41 AM
Always Wear Safety Goggles Joe G Off-Topic 1 12-31-2009 03:15 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.