inonickname wrote:Spudblaster, out of interest; Why do you wear a mask, yet no glasses/goggles/face shield or gloves?
Sub-micron aluminum powder becomes airborne very easily and presents an immediate hazard to the respiratory system. The chemicals do not however present a contact hazard to other areas of the body.
With the quantities I was working with (>100g), should an accident occur, gloves, goggles, and a face shield would make absolutely no difference at all; I would still be just as dead. Full dexterity and maximum field of view are key to minimizing the risk of something going wrong.