Lacquer thinner in the eyes

Discussion in 'Shop Safety' started by Stout, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Jun 23, 2012
    Stout

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    If you clean your paint gun with lacquer thinner, wear eye protection when shaking the gun. Even though I was holding the lid it still popped off and sprayed my face. I flushed my eyes for 15 minutes and it still hurt like crazy.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2012
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep.. Sponsor

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    Yikes.. I've been more than lucky a few hundred times.. I'll try to learn from your mistake..
     
  3. Jun 24, 2012
    SuckerPunch

    SuckerPunch I ated the purple berries

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    Yeah, never can be too careful when using lacquer thinner or similar stuff.

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    But seriously, that is serious stuff when you get any kind of chemicals in your eyes. You definitely did the right thing flushing your eyes out with water for 15 minutes, but if you still have any pain, etc in your eyes I would go see a doctor asap as this can cause serious injury to your eyes.
    Hope you are doing well!
     
  4. Jun 24, 2012
    Stout

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    Thanks, I'm doing fine now. It scared me because it stung so bad and I couldn't open my eyes to find my way to the sink.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2012
    sterlclan

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    been there done that my first bodywork job we painted budweiser trailers in an old warehouse 300 yds from the main shop...got white paint and thinner in both eyes...that was the longest 300 yds ever. fwiw i wrap the gun with an old tshirt before shaking/back blowing the gun now. on a side note i still use the same gun now almost 25 years and going strong gotta love my sharpe.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2012
    Stout

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    I just splurged on a DeVilbliss FLG-4 and OMG I love it. I had buyer's remorse after I ordered it -- sort of feeling guilty for spending that much money on something I don't need -- but it was way worth it. Paint guns are like any other tool, you get what you pay for.
     

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