Dust masks

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Evening,

I have recently started a new job working as a fibreglass laminator for a yacht builder. Although we are supplied PPE, I'm looking to buy a dust mask that isnt disposable and is a bit more comfortable. Can anyone recommend anything?
 
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You need something that fits your face, "face fitting" is standard on out sites then you worry about the filters, get yourself to a greenhams or maybe try a car paint shop and try some on first
 
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You will need disponsable ones, as the mask will cake up. You can get much more comfy ones than they supply though. I recommend popping along to ARCO. They have plenty of choice.
 
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Aye if it's going to get clogged up you're probably best with a disposable one, or a perminant one that has easy to change, cheap filters.

I use one for spraying in the garage, and iirc it's a P3 dust/aerosol filter with the filters costing about £10 a pop.

Definitely try out any masks if you can, as although I'm a tall/big lad, I use a "small" mask, partely because it fits well and lets me wear my normal glasses.
 
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Dust mask, vapour mask, or both? Are you bonding stuff or just sanding it?
 
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If you're laminating you're more likely to need a vapour respirator.
 
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