Full face mask respirators?

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  1. Danielle

    Danielle I'm kind of not allowed any more trucks! Supporting Member

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    Does anyone use one that also keeps fumes out of eyes? The one I have only protects mouth.

    Looking for for recommendations.

    I'm leaning towards a 3m one with easy to change cartridges

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    If I remember I'll ask our painter at work. Pretty sure it's a 3m one though.

    Just a respirator, not a forced air unit right? (Not sure what the technical name would be, I think you know what I mean though)
     
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    I like my 3m unit. Cartridges are reasonable through amazon. I wish I had bought full face. There are times when you end up in a position where the overspray hits you right in the face and it’s unpleasant for the eyes.
     
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    Danielle I'm kind of not allowed any more trucks! Supporting Member

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    I'm finding now that I wear the mouth mask a lot more than I ever did in my irresponsible 20s, my eyes are getting more and more sensitive.

    I wear prescription safety glasses, but I need non vented coverage for my poor burning eyes.

    A lot of the ones I have tried and returned have way too much bulk in the front and block my view of what I'm working on

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    Call me redneck, but I use a surplus cold war era NBC mask with the waist pack filter.
    Of course, it's the only respirator I ever found to fit under both my Jackson Halo X and my Prostar hood (a PRS61901, which stays at work on top of my box).
    At one point I had gone all the way to an Optrel Satellite with the PAPR system, but a guy I was working with offered me as much as I had paid for it originally plus his Esab Sentinel last year, so I took it.

    I will say, a full PAPR system is the way to go if you use it more than a half hour at a time in the summer, but you have to be able to swallow spending at least a grand on it.
     
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    I have 2 3M med full face and love them had em for years.
     
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    Check MSD at Granger or .... Well hell... I forgot the name of the other huge company similar to Granger...
     
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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    McMaster-Carr or Fastenall? They both carry PPE.
     
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    It was a sad day when grainger bought lab safety supply. Lab safety was amazing. They still carry most of the stuff you just can’t f’n find it on graingers site. When I needed to purchase from grainger, I literally went to McMaster, found their number and put it in the search bar for grainger to cross reference (which it will for most things). This is why amazon is winning. The interface makes it too easy not to use it. Same with mcmaster. They are both really dangerous with the smart phone apps.
     
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    You painting or just general wrenching? For painting I use a forced air supply system.
     
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    Danielle I'm kind of not allowed any more trucks! Supporting Member

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    No painting, I have the finesse of a blind octopus with paint.

    My eyes are getting more and more sensitive to gasoline, brake clean, diesel etc which I work with a lot. I began wearing a respirator when I was pregnant and now use it all the time. But I need to protect the eyes now also.

    I've been using a scuba goggle that fits over my prescription safety glasses for the past few days doing some work with gas tanks and it has been working, but shopping for full face stuff now

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    Might try a pair of nice motor cycle goggles too.They are adjustable for a tighter fit too.
     
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