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Dangers Of Polishing Please Read!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:50 AM
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Arrow Dangers Of Polishing Please Read!!!!!!!!!

To all my friends and new friends on HPI forum:
Hi everyone I have noticed thru the years on how many members polish there own parts,on there 5b s and there 5t s I was sent this link by a freind of mine who owns his own metal polishing bussiness I wanted to share with all of you this link please take your time to read this very carefully, It has changed my whole outlook on metal polishing, and the health dangers caused by aluminum.



http://www.airgas.com/documents/pdf/004026.pdf

http://www.marcousa.com/select/datasheets/93707.pdf

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Old 01-31-2010, 07:06 AM
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ya i see your point.
however.
we wetsand,atleast i do,so theres zero dust anyways.
i just did the GBE engine mount today,and boy does she look sweet.
more then actually having the new TR gear case,i just cant wait to wetsand down that raw piece of glory! lol
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:15 AM
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ya i see your point.
however.
we wetsand,atleast i do,so theres zero dust anyways.
i just did the GBE engine mount today,and boy does she look sweet.
more then actually having the new TR gear case,i just cant wait to wetsand down that raw piece of glory! lol
Sounds great my friend, this mesg is just for those that dont know. iam glad you do.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:18 PM
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Sounds great my friend, this mesg is just for those that dont know. iam glad you do.
actually i didnt know that,and found that to be very interesting how aluminum can affect us so fast like that. i had know idea,and am glad i always use water with my sand paper,even sand it under the running tap or a sink full of water and submerge it,its how ya get the really shinny billet.
ty for this info.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:28 PM
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No problem my freind, just looking out for evryones health here, I didnt kno it myself and I was shocked when I read it.
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I've been polishing for years.
The links you posted are for the dust from the sandpaper not from sanding aluminum.
About 99.9% of the dust made when sanding aluminum is just aluminum not aluminum oxide.
Either way wet sanding which is the correct way to sand aluminum and the dust mask you wear for buffing takes care of that.
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Bro, that's a nice looking chassis!
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I've been polishing for years.
The links you posted are for the dust from the sandpaper not from sanding aluminum.
About 99.9% of the dust made when sanding aluminum is just aluminum not aluminum oxide.
Either way wet sanding which is the correct way to sand aluminum and the dust mask you wear for buffing takes care of that.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:55 AM
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Just trying to be helpfull my freind thats all.
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We appreciate the help.
The first link is for a grinding wheel & the second is for aluminum oxide itself.
Unless your welding or machining, the gases are what you need to be careful of.
Polishing & sanding are not so much of a concern.
You might want to be more careful of the polish itself than what you are polishing.
6061 T6 (what most of our parts are made from)
MAY PRODUCE EYE AND RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. IF EXPOSURE OF ALUMINUM AND ALUMINUM OXIDE IS KEPT BELOW THE TLV THE ALLOYING ELEMENTS SHOULD NOT PRESENT A HEALTH HAZARD. NOTE:OZONE CAN BE GENERATED DURING WELDING. (TLV LIMIT 0.1 PPM)
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Thanks for the info im glad i got the pros to do mine now!




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That is a great piece of info. I will admit that I never really ever polished but I have sanded it. I didn't wear a mask or put it in water. I will be getting some masks from now on. Thanks


Blaster is that a shorty that you lightened. I would like a shorty chassis for my next build.
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That is a great piece of info. I will admit that I never really ever polished but I have sanded it. I didn't wear a mask or put it in water. I will be getting some masks from now on. Thanks


Blaster is that a shorty that you lightened. I would like a shorty chassis for my next build.
It's a full size chassy.
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The long and short of this is you should use a mask anytime you're performing a task that releases dust particles into the air.
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Wow....
W o w....




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thanks for the info im glad i got the pros to do mine now!




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The long and short of this is you should use a mask anytime you're performing a task that releases dust particles into the air.

+1 to that!

KODIACK this is nice info ! Thanks
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