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#1 plastidip

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

hey everyone iv been plasti dipping more and more now but im starting to notice that im feeling every sick even after only plastidipping a grill or emblem, im using a 3m 6000s respirator and i am only dipping outside on my driveway but i still feel really sick like it wakes me up in the middle of the night with a heavy heart beat and a suffocating feeling. does anyone know what could be the problem, i use both gallons and cans, also the mask isnt broken iv bought a new one and the problem still exists. thanks 



#2 Jesse

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:54 PM

i would see a doctor. you probably shouldn't be getting medical advice from the internet lol


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#3 plastidip

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

yeah im going to im just wondering if this isnt the right mask to use or something 



#4 HDtech

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:02 AM

Most filter style respirators only have an 8-10 hour life span. After the time it filters nothing.

#5 Grega@DipLab

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

Remember, if you can smell it, you're breathing it! Maybe this means you are not using the right filters, or your filters are shot. My filters are only good for about 2 or 3 full car dips before I can start smelling the solvents through the mask, that is when I replace them immediately.



#6 Imcaptainmike

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

I see this is an old topic, but everybody should do a proper fit test for your respirator. Just cuz it fits your face doesn't mean it's a proper fit for protecting you.




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