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Arty

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Hi Everyone
Can you recommend a good face mask that does the job well. Only I went to buy one and there are cheap and expensive ones with a mixture of bad reviews. So a bit of a minefield I would appreciate your help on this one.
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Arty
 

Mr.Micron

Royal pain in the air hose
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That mask looks awesome, how long do the filters last, and are they expensive to replace?

filters are 7 dollars US and I replace them once a year, But if I was doing more urethane paintings I would replace about every 3 months.
 

Strictly Attitude

Air-Valve Autobot!
Thats good it might help me with my worst habit and many others that airbrush the lack of use of a mask. I think my lungs have enough paint in them so thats on my soon to get list. It's a sad truth in this field how many artists don't use them. And it doesn't matter what paint you use cause you are atomizing it. Non toxic is still not good in your lungs
 

Mr.Micron

Royal pain in the air hose
Admin
Thats good it might help me with my worst habit and many others that airbrush the lack of use of a mask. I think my lungs have enough paint in them so thats on my soon to get list. It's a sad truth in this field how many artists don't use them. And it doesn't matter what paint you use cause you are atomizing it. Non toxic is still not good in your lungs

Very true , But I have a friend who has some kind of lung problems from years and years of having to use a lot of different automotive chemicals , IE WD40, Brake clean, Carb cleaner. that is why I say if it is airbrone use a mask ,
For those that ride motorcycles it is about like wearing one of those riders mask ..
 
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Hades16x

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Where does the hot air exit on that mask? It looks like a much better alternative for a disposable cotton particle respirator. I would like to point out that in my experience and what I'm usually wearing a mask for, the cotton respirators are a no go. With either my Rx safety glasses or with contacts on and normal safety glasses, any respirator that exhausts out the front fogs my glasses up(even with antifog coatings). That combined with heavy moisture from breathing and sweat making the mask wet just won't work. As much of a pain it can be to wear one of those radioactive material gas masks that intake/exhaust out the sides, its the best style for me. I might look into one of those if you wear glasses daily or frequently need a mask to use with safety glasses.
 

Mr.Micron

Royal pain in the air hose
Admin
Where does the hot air exit on that mask? It looks like a much better alternative for a disposable cotton particle respirator. I would like to point out that in my experience and what I'm usually wearing a mask for, the cotton respirators are a no go. With either my Rx safety glasses or with contacts on and normal safety glasses, any respirator that exhausts out the front fogs my glasses up(even with antifog coatings). That combined with heavy moisture from breathing and sweat making the mask wet just won't work. As much of a pain it can be to wear one of those radioactive material gas masks that intake/exhaust out the sides, its the best style for me. I might look into one of those if you wear glasses daily or frequently need a mask to use with safety glasses.

This sound more like you are talking about doing something other than airbrushing... I have yet to have my glasses fog up from wearing this mask.
 

Strictly Attitude

Air-Valve Autobot!
Just a note it's no good for uro's did some research before making the plunge it is a n99 protection level

N-Series particulate respirators are NOT resistant to oil and provide protection against solids and liquid aerosol particulates that do NOT contain oil. The difference between an N95, N99 and N100 respirators is simply the filter’s efficiency level. The higher the efficiency the more particulates the respirator will filter out.


N95 respirators are the most commonly used N-Series particulate respirators and are commonly used to protect wearers from particles or “dust” such as those from grinding, sanding, sweeping, sawing, bagging or processing minerals such as coal, iron ore, flour, metal, wood and pollen. N95 respirators may also be used to filter against liquid or non-oil based particles from sprays that do NOT also admit oil aerosols or vapors. N-Series respirators have a non-specific service life and can be used as long the mask is not damaged or breathing resistances is not detected.
 
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Hades16x

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I guess I should have been a lot more specific than just saying in my experience. I'm using my half mask respirator while woodworking or spraying insulation.

Also, I have come to prefer a side exhaust as I don't like like breath heat lingering.

They do make half mask P series respirators though?

Just wanted to share my personal preference, and anyone that anyone that is worried or has had past experience with fog might seek an appropriately filtered lateral exhaust alternative.
 
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Blackthorne

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You guys all wear mask when airbrushing???

I think I will start to wear it. I don't realise it's dangerous because I use water base paint, but you're right, this stick in my lung......... and I feel a bit stupid haha!

I have thins one, get at my job :rolleyes: , I think this is a bit too much and too big... but you guys think its ok ? the filter is for organics particules.

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Blackthorne

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just like that ... your RZ MASK are on sale for some models on the manufacturer website for 22.95$

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shadow2462

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Yes the Respro Sportstra is same thing as the RZ mask just different manufacturer. you can get the RZ masks from amazon, coastairbrush, ebay, ect. I have and use the RZ mask, I got it on ebay for $22.99 it comes with 2 M99 charcoal filters. I also got a spare 3 pack of filters for an additional $6.95 so all total I have the mask and 5 filters for under $30 I just want to say that if you think preventing illness and diseases/poor health complications years from now is not worth $30 now....im sorry for you. Water based paints may not be noxious so to speak but if you have ever blown your nose after a few hours of spraying a reasonable bit of paint you will understand that filtering the dust particles are just as important as noxious fumes. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT!
 
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