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Face Mask Dust

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Jim Downes, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. Jim Downes

    Jim Downes

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    Hi All,
    Does anyone have a cure, or better yet a preventative method, for stopping lathe dust building up on the perspex face shields that are common when turning?

    All replies welcomed.

    Jim
     
  2. GRJensen

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    There is a product called "Parker's Perfect" ( https://www.parkersperfect.com/ ) that is a very good anti-fog product that also helps keep the lens in your faceshield clear. Works for me.
     
  3. odie

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    Never ever touch the faceshield, and only use a blast of air to remove the dust. Clean the lens with lens cleaner you use for glasses and cotton cloth......and/or individually packaged lens wipes.

    -----odie-----
     
  4. Keith Mombourquette

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    I had that problem with a new facemask and cleaned it once with a dryer softener sheet. I have not had an issue since. For some reason they seem to hold static more whn they are new.
     
  5. Jim Downes

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    Thanks to all three of you! I'll give those a shot.

    Thanks again!!
     
  6. Bill Boehme

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    I've used Novus 1 on my face shields and it seems to do a decent job.
     
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  7. john lucas

    john lucas AAW Forum Expert

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    Used dryer sheets work great. You still have to blow the dust off but it doesnt stick so it comes.off easily.
     
  8. Roger Wiegand

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    Windex and a microfiber shop towel on a fairly regular basis (I usually have sap in addition to dust on mine, with the occasional unfortunate addition of CA glue). Most paper products (paper towels especially) are abrasive enough to scratch the plastic, so should be avoided.
     

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