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    If you are glassing with Resin Research Epoxy, play it safe and just glass it in the house. Just lay down a plastic tarp on the floor under your glassing racks. RR doesn't smell at all. The Additive F smells a little bit but it will go away quickly.

    Do not glass indoors with Polyester resin. The UV-cure stuff will cure in freezing temps but IMO I'd rather just go with an epoxy glass job done indoors at room temp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorepoints View Post
    If you are glassing with Resin Research Epoxy, play it safe and just glass it in the house. Just lay down a plastic tarp on the floor under your glassing racks. RR doesn't smell at all. The Additive F smells a little bit but it will go away quickly.

    Do not glass indoors with Polyester resin. The UV-cure stuff will cure in freezing temps but IMO I'd rather just go with an epoxy glass job done indoors at room temp.
    epoxy fumes are hazardous.
    i hope your not suggesting that epoxy curing fumes are safe becuase they don't smell are you?

    Always wear a respirator when working in poorly ventilated areas, like indoors. A dust mask is acceptable when sanding.

    http://sentryairsystems.blogspot.com...oxy-fumes.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMook View Post
    epoxy fumes are hazardous.
    i hope your not suggesting that epoxy curing fumes are safe becuase they don't smell are you?

    Always wear a respirator when working in poorly ventilated areas, like indoors. A dust mask is acceptable when sanding.

    http://sentryairsystems.blogspot.com...oxy-fumes.html
    I cannot pretend to be an expert on the health risks of exposure to epoxy, but I do know that it won't stink up your house if you glass a board indoors (I have done dozens indoors). I wouldn't make a career of it, but if this guy is just glassing one board or doing ding repair, there is no harm in doing it inside. Wear a respirator if you want but it's probably not necessary.

    Sanding, however, needs to be done outside or in a place that can get messy. I wear a full respirator and eye protection when sanding (not just a dusk mask). But fortunately sanding isn't really temperature dependent.

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    You can glass and hotcoat with RR epoxy indoors safely. Just ventilate as much as practical... an open window does the trick. A fan, blowing out, is even better. No VOC's in RR epoxy like there are in PE resins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    You can glass and hotcoat with RR epoxy indoors safely. Just ventilate as much as practical... an open window does the trick. A fan, blowing out, is even better. No VOC's in RR epoxy like there are in PE resins.
    yeah if you must do it indoors, but I would leave the room when applied.
    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/28173753...ch-Epoxy-Resin

    If your doing a hotcoat (additive F) then read the above.

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    Thanks, Mook... always good to know what you're dealing with. Add F is xylene and wax. So if you use 4cc of F in a hotcoat batch, 85% of that will be in the air when you're done. Whether that's a hazardous exposure level or not has been debated vigorously. Keep in mind that the MSDS sheets refer to the material itself, not how it's used in whatever application. I glass in a pretty small space. Most guys do. So whether you're working in your garage, or your kitchen, you should follow the same precautions. Open a window or door, run a fan if you can. Compared to PE, the stuff's like baby food.