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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mikey_d05, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Cover face when welding from now on. Welding with your eyes shut because you broke your helmet only produces a nasty sunburn. That is all.
     
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    sunburned eyelids are the best
     
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    I guess you too learned it the hard way also! I found with a mig it is worse than a stick.
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    yeah dude, i learned that a while back. it friggin sucks!!!
     
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    Eh, I knew it was gonna happen. There were a couple of things that needed to be done so I just went ahead...I just forgot how bad it sucks.
     
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    I also like when tig welding, how hot the filler rod gets. Enough to go through two shirts. Next time I'll put it down before I try to flip my helmet up. :doah:
     
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    :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:
     
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    On a similar vein...


    ...use face protection (welding mask works great or just one of those face shields) when cutting plastic vehicle fascias...

    I used a cutting wheel on my '99 Ram's bumper fascia and managed to throw hot globs of goo on my face in a few places. I was having so much "fun" with the front hitch install that I didn't notice until later that I literally had plastic burned to my face in a few places. Left some nasty, and decently painful, scars. Weren't fun pulling out/off either...:doah:
     
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    Kert of DIY4X was welding my motor mounts in and we had lifted the frame above his head with the forklift to make it easier. He flipped up his helmet and had a boiling poly goober hit him in the face. :crazy:
     
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    .... yea, I have no idea what you are talking about. I use my chest to feed rod forward in my hand. One time I was welding, set down the filler to inspect my work, and then grabbed it to get back to work... Yea I grabbed it the other way around. First time I fed it, that sucked...
     
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    Least your better then a highschool buddy of mine. We were in highschool welding class and he was bitchin about his helmet being too dark, I said jokingly to him "well weld without it then".

    I look back like 2 minutes later...the idiot wasnt wearing it, lol. Two weeks of safety tests and BS before we get into the shop and he took me seriously
     
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    Those welding burns are worse than sunburns too... Not only hurt worse, but take longer to heal too...

    I get nasty welding burns every summer while working at the farm. Its usually in the mid 90s, and the last thing I want to do is be busy wearing a bunch of welding leathers, so I just wear a t-shirt, jeans and my welding mask, lol
     
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    Oh really:eek1:

    Ira
     
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    Plastic goo from the melting fascia! Sicko...


    ...yeah I coulda worded that better.
     
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    That only has to happen once and you will get a face shield. I learned that the hard way.

    As for welding sunburns, I was in shorts last summer and just needed to tack a couple of things up. If you are sitting on a chair and weld things on the ground between your legs, the resulting burn to the inside of your legs hurts like hell.
     
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    I've actually gotten slightly burned through the filtered lens when welding flux core. I have since switched to using mirrored welding lenses.

    John
     
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    Never had that happen. Although I need to get a lighter lense. I don't know what shade it is but it's super dark and it's hard to see what's going on. (this is while welding, I'm not enough of an idiot to walk around with a welding mask going "gee, this is really dark" :haha: )
     
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    ****. That might explain why I keep cranking my shins on things...
     
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    welding without a helmet isnt safe ask me how i know

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    jk not from welding, but being young and stupid with friends lol
     

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