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Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Feb 2012 5:41 a.m. PST

So I bought one of my few ever resin purchases and it came in a few days ago. It's a great Rolls Royce machine gun car for chasing down rebels.

It had some extra sprues (not sure what they would be called, vents? maybe) that needed to go so it fit snug with the pewter pieces. So I had a quick sand, I know you need to use caution, but this was such a tiny amount, literally 1-1.5mm of material.

You would have thought I just spray painted my entire basement, it was really harsh. When I went up stairs, straight after, I felt…odd, for a bit.

Just how bad is it for you to inhale those fumes? I was always under the impression it was the dust you had to worry about. I never sanded it before, so this is all new info for me.


Jeff at JTFM Enterprises17 Feb 2012 5:47 a.m. PST

Wear a mask, the particles are harmful.

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member17 Feb 2012 6:03 a.m. PST

If you are new to resin this may help PDF link

Note they say wear a mask – get a good mask not a cheap paper 'dust' mask – this stuff ain't nice!

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member17 Feb 2012 7:02 a.m. PST

Depends upon the resin.

I don't think any of them are good for you though.

ming31 Inactive Member17 Feb 2012 8:39 a.m. PST

Wear a mask , inhaling any sanding particles is not good . As said some resins are worse than others. ( polyesters, urethanes, and may contain fillers to lighten weight and reduce the amount of resin needed )


Mako1117 Feb 2012 1:18 p.m. PST

It's not good for your lungs.

I'd recommend sanding outside, in fresh air, if it is more than just a minor touchup job.

As mentioned, wear a mask.

Wetsanding will keep the dust down, so is a good alternative, if you must do it indoors, or don't have a mask handy.

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