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Old 11-02-2022, 07:03 AM
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Default CA Glue that doesn't bother sinuses ?

I really have a problem using CA glue. It drives my sinuses crazy. Is there one that doesn't effect your sinuses. Yes I even set up a fan to blow it away from me, but still have a problem. Is that what the odorous CA is used for?
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Maybe use a chemical mask when applying? Just a suggestion.
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Odorless works OK for me.
Old 11-02-2022, 11:53 AM
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If you can't find a glue that leaves your sinusses alone:

Don't use a fan to blow the vapours away from you... All that does is mix the vapours more quickly with the air in your hobby room and worsen the problem..
Get a large computer fan, and a few yards of that exhaust hose they use for tumble driers to discharge the moist air through.
Set it up so the fan draws fresh air from outside and blows it to your face.
Or get an old extractor hood from a thriftstore, and install it in your hobbyroom. Either fresh outside air to your face or extracting the foul air to outside, Only two things that work.

Also recommended for working with Epoxy. Some people can develop a very nasty allergy to that stuff.
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I have the same problem with CA. One whiff, and I get sinus infection like reactions for a couple of days. It can be a messy and exhausting experience. I still use CA but it is very limited.

Using a fan only spreads the CA cloud to cover your entire building area. Sucking the air out would be better, but you still have to be careful of not catching any stray CA vapors. A respirator with a carbon filter works for me if I'm using a lot of CA, but the weight of the respirator starts to hurt my neck after awhile of building.

Your best bet is to change glues. Any "carpenters wood glue" will do. These glues are water based, so they won't mess up your clothes like CA (not that ever has been a problem). Experiment with a few to see what you prefer. I like the consistency of the white Gorilla Wood Glue. It also dries pretty quick for what it is. It may take a little longer, but least I don't have to heavily medicate during and after a build.

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Old 11-24-2022, 07:10 AM
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BOLAR you have the exactly the same thing happen that I do. And I don't have to be around it very much. So I am going to rig up a bath room fan on the bench and vent it outside and wear a 3M vapor mask. I have also used the wood worker glue. And have some ordered that is suppose to setup faster. Thanks for your comments.

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I thought it might be crappy cold weather last 6 month or so, but during the same period I have built 10 new models sniffing lot of CA resulting with constantly blocked nose! LOL.

The rewards for the blocked nose, 10 new models.

The last one, only completed yesty, "10th", I had enough of sinus problem!

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