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  • HOW TO "de-itch" a fiberglass welding blanket

    I've got a stiener fiberglass welding blanket and I was wondering if anybody has a way to reduce the amount of fibers that fly when I get the blanket out and set it up. In other words I itch like crazy after I use this thing.

    wash machine...dryer ....vacuum?????
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  • #2
    HOW TO "de-itch" a fiberglass welding blanket

    It's fiberglass, long sleeves & gloves.

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    • #3
      When I was young, my Mom washed some fiberglass curtains, followed by a load of underwear. That was the wrong thing to do.
      Miller stuff:
      Dialarc 250 (1974)
      Syncrowave 250 (1992)
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      • #4
        Maybe I have to just deal with it..I thought maybe there was a spray or something out there
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        • #5
          fiberglass itch

          In my early 20's a buddy of mine bought a house with a junk fiberglass hot tub, like a moron i took my chainsaw to it to get it out! I itched for days, never again do i buy or mess with fiberglass. I use heavy leather blankets, or soak a cotton cloth in water.
          Kevin
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          • #6
            I'm not happy with you guys, I looked at the heading and said
            ( HOT DIGGIDY DOG ) finally a solution to my itchy blankets.

            Just to be let down.

            I guess I'm the only one smart enouph to have a solution for this problem.

            Its called ( Apprentice Work ) HA Ha.

            Me and my guys will do almost anything to avoid getting the blankets out.

            A man could become a millionair to have a solution to this problem.

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            • #7
              Guys, I have the absolute best way to avoid getting itchy from fiberglass welding blankets.....I dont buy them anymore I suck it up and buy the carbon fiber Steiner blankets. Comfortable enough to use them as a blanket!!

              http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/STE...E72?Pid=search

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              • #8
                HOW TO "de-itch" a fiberglass welding blanket

                Never thought much about it. But I guess none of u guys worked much in a body shop. I worked on Corvettes in 70's even did some boat repair.
                We worked with raw Fiberglas & resin, you grind & sand that all day long you gain a new meaning for the word itch. :-(
                Like I was told just toughen up it could be worse.
                Still better than grabbing hot piece metal with hole in glove. :-)

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                • #9
                  HOW TO "de-itch" a fiberglass welding blanket

                  I seem to always dress more appropriate for working in fiberglass than I do for welding. I guess ever since I was pulling fibers out of my armpits and biceps and forearms for a week after I helped a buddy seam his squirt boat. I've got an old deuce and a half bed cover as a cloth. Super burly canvas but I want a Steiner though.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DetroitRob View Post
                    Guys, I have the absolute best way to avoid getting itchy from fiberglass welding blankets.....I dont buy them anymore I suck it up and buy the carbon fiber Steiner blankets. Comfortable enough to use them as a blanket!!

                    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/STE...E72?Pid=search
                    Yep, me to. Ours are similar and work well. They are not as pliable as the fiberglass. I avoid the fiberglass if possible.

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                    • #11
                      When I was a kid, I had a summer construction job on a high-rise building. For a week or so, I had to stuff fiberglass around the pipes and ducts that went through the floor slabs. Grab big handfuls, tear it off the roll and pack it in. Not a lot of fun.
                      Miller stuff:
                      Dialarc 250 (1974)
                      Syncrowave 250 (1992)
                      Spot welder (Dayton badged)

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                      • #12
                        Go over it with a propane weed burner. It will dull the ends of the loose fibers.
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                        • #13
                          Try one of these... http://store.cyberweld.com/panfelwelbla.html
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                          • #14
                            http://www.menards.com/main/tools-ha...25-c-10163.htm

                            just picked one of these up, what a difference between this and the steiner that I was talking about in the thread. almost no loose fibers. I rubbed my hand all over it and had no fibers at all.

                            the carbon would be nice but, to rich for my blood
                            MM 211 W/ Spoolgun
                            Diversion 180
                            Spectrum 375 X-TREME
                            Portable Victor O/A
                            Palmgren Bench Drill Press
                            14" Evolution Dry Saw
                            IR 60 Gal. 3 HP Compressor
                            Speedglas 9100x
                            My Brain

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