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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

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

    It's fiberglass, long sleeves & gloves.

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    When I was young, my Mom washed some fiberglass curtains, followed by a load of underwear. That was the wrong thing to do.

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    Maybe I have to just deal with it..I thought maybe there was a spray or something out there
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    14" Evolution Dry Saw
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    Speedglas 9100x
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    Default 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.
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    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.

  7. #7
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    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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Quote 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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