Also not sure if I need some kind of mask/respirator when dealing with epoxy? I will be using the US composites 3 to 1 method. They said the epoxy is non-toxic but that seems strange.
Any suggestions are welcome!
Doesn't matter if it does break; as long as you Learn from the possible mistake.
Just keep the passion going !!
Your work looks Really Good !!!
On the Epoxy thing...
It's mostly the MDA (a known liver toxin and carcinogen) that most people are alergic
I wasn't too careful with epoxy so now i got an alergy and can only use the Really
expensive ones like :
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/c ... ropoxy.php
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/c ... sresin.php
SO-- to reduce the odds of developing an allergy, you can :
** Always wear rubber or Latex gloves, & keep the uncured epoxy Off your Skin.
** Always use an Exhaust fan, along with a small fan blowing over your work.
the air supplied to the smaller fan should be from an uncontaminated source.
** Sanding epoxy that is NOT fully cured is as bad as breathing the vapors directly
from the container, perhaps worst because there are now solids that introduce
directly to the lungs and don't flush out as fast as the vapors.
** repeated exposure could eventually force you to use an external breathing
source such as a Hookah rig for diving , along with that expensive stuff i now
gotta use cause i Wasn't careful in the past.
I now use an activated charcoal mask when laminating and a Really Good
dust respirator when sanding ; along with the fans.