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Every time I use the tyre truer I suffer fom hay fever like symptoms for the next couple of days - streaming nose - sneezing etc etc. It kept me awake most of last night even though I wore a mask this time. Maybe I am particuarly sensitive but does anyone else have this problem? And if there are any doctors amongst us am I doing myself any harm breathing in tyre particles?
 

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are you gluing then truing...perhaps its the glue not the actual truing; it could be fumes or your skin is touch sensitive to adhesive!
 

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Ey Up Ken,

I too suffer from this strange "illness", and it can be really quite bad on occasion.

However, I agree with Peter, ( Nitro ), it is the glue you are using, prior to the truing !!.

I now use nose plugs and a filtered mask (!!!), when gluing and truing and haven't suffered since.

Be VERY wary of Iso-cyanate fumes !!.

I believe that I am "sensitised" to the solvents and this can also affect me when I open a fresh newspaper,
as the solvents in the ink waft off the page.

Eeh, "waft", what a lovely word !!.

Now remember boys and girls, the 1911 Coal Mines Act : Thou shallt not waft !!.

vbr Chris A.
 

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Ken,

Maybe overkill but you could build yourself a small fume hood.

Fume hood
 

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You did not say what sort of tires you were truing. If the tires are urethane one of the components is very nasty stuff and once you get sensitized a very tiny amount can knock you out. If the urethane is formulated correctly it is not likely that anyone would have a problem, if there is an excess of the crosslinking component the chance of releasing dangerous fumes when the tire is trued is greatly increased. A dust mask would be no help at all if fumes are the problem. The correct mask would need to have an activated charcoal filter. Using a fume hood is probably a good idea, you could also use it if you do any spray painting.
 

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Just to add Ken is doing well and was racing from his zimmer frame last night.
He would like to thank everyone for the grapes etc, He has now put on 6lb.
 

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Almost cracked a rib reading this thread,

CJA do you have any pictures of you "suited up" ready to true your tyres?

I am sure we would all find it useful
 

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Thanks for all the replies guys. I am now in touch with Sizewell C, my nearest nuclear facility, to see if they will lend me a bio-hazard suit.

I think the super glue might be the cause - the tyres I tried to true were Slot.It P6s and NSR ultra grips which are fairly universally used and I would expect if there is anything nasty in them other, more long-standing members of Slot Forum , would have keeled over by now....
 

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QUOTE (Ken Mason @ 15 Jul 2011, 10:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think the super glue might be the cause - the tyres I tried to true were Slot.It P6s and NSR ultra grips which are fairly universally used and I would expect if there is anything nasty in them other, more long-standing members of Slot Forum , would have keeled over by now....


Which begs the question - What super glue were you using?
 

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Oh? It was nasty cheap one pound for five tubes from a Savers store. Maybe I should get some posher stuff....
 

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QUOTE (Ken Mason @ 15 Jul 2011, 11:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks for all the replies guys. I am now in touch with Sizewell C, my nearest nuclear facility, to see if they will lend me a bio-hazard suit.

C hasn't been built yet, we're still on B, but the fish still glow in the dark.
 

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This is what you need for real protection. An air supply is connected to the hoses so the suit is under positive pressure and you don't have to wear a mask.

 
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