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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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Peter Christie
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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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Rich Dumas
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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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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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