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Old 29-01-2013, 21:12   #1
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got the itch

sanding and grinding fiberglass hull on my force 50 fitting a bow thruster.

is it best to have a cold shower or a hot shower after?
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:35   #2
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Re: got the itch

I feel for you! My theory is that cold water closes your pores and keeps the splinters from going in further. I'm also usually hot and sweaty after sanding and a cold shower feels good. Let us know what you figure out. This is a very important subject.
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Old 30-01-2013, 02:19   #3
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Re: got the itch

First cold, then hot. Definitely. I speak from long experience of grinding carbon fiber, which is much itchier than regular glass. If it really bothers you do what I do and use barrier cream. Slather it on in the morning and you're good for a no itch day. Probably overkill for someone who doesn't roll around in glass dust all day like I do though...
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