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Face Shield Replacement
#1346029 Tue Feb 11 2020 10:37 PM
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My HF face shield tends to get cloudy from small scratches. Debris from grinding and shop dust gets wiped off with a shop rag and eventually the once clear shield is too scratched up to see through.
Right after I bought my 3rd shield I realized that a clear 2 liter soda bottle would work great as a replacement.
I just cut out a window in the field of vision and lay the soda bottle plastic over top. Two holes punched in the top corners allow for an easy connection. The thicker original plastic shield helps the mask stay the proper shape. No, the soda bottle plastic isn’t quite as thick as the original plastic but you could add another layer if desired. Just passing this along. Might save you a trip to the store.

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Re: Face Shield Replacement
Lugnutz #1346055 Wed Feb 12 2020 12:59 AM
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Lugnutz you so resilient and FRUGAL....


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Re: Face Shield Replacement
TUTS 59 #1346059 Wed Feb 12 2020 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
Lugnutz you so resilient and FRUGAL....

FRUGAL! LOL
That sounds like something I'd do, and I classify myself as CHEAP! grin


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Re: Face Shield Replacement
Lugnutz #1346096 Wed Feb 12 2020 05:16 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I would be concerned with the penetration qualities, or lack thereof, of a 2 liter bottle type of plastic.

I believe one of the sayings we have at work is: The road to safety was paved in blood.

I wouldn't recommend modifying or changing safety equipment. When the useful life of a product is over, discard and replace.

What is your price for safety? Ask yourself, how many eyes can you live without? Maybe it won't happen to you, maybe it will? Feeling lucky? I've seen too many accidents and had too many myself to want to chance it any more. I won't post the more gruesome face shield accidents I found!

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Re: Face Shield Replacement
Lugnutz #1346108 Wed Feb 12 2020 01:00 PM
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MNSmith,
Your point is well taken. I certainly don’t want to recommend something that would cause injury to another person. I suppose the soda bottle plastic should only be used for protection against dust rather than sharp flying objects.

Re: Face Shield Replacement
TUTS 59 #1346110 Wed Feb 12 2020 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
Lugnutz you so resilient and FRUGAL....


You could just use the soda bottle over a new face shield to extend the life of the shield. Just a thought. (BWT: I'm CHEAP too)


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

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Re: Face Shield Replacement
TUTS 59 #1346112 Wed Feb 12 2020 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
You could just use the soda bottle over a new face shield to extend the life of the shield. Just a thought. (BWT: I'm CHEAP too)


That’s actually a very brilliant idea. That would extend the life of the mask without compromising any of the safety.
There are several categories of cheap/frugal.
Buying name brand soda and using the bottle = RESOURCEFUL.
Buying store brand soda and using the bottle = CHEAP.
Getting a soda bottle out of your neighbors recycling bin = ULTRA CHEAP.

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Re: Face Shield Replacement
Lugnutz #1346191 Wed Feb 12 2020 05:44 PM
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....its called the right tool for the job. I know Jay personally and in his profession I assure you he is safety conscious and seen many catastrophies.

I also realize some new folks may not be educated in all this and "something is certainly better than nothing".

I personally like the dentist mask which covers my nose/mouth and has the plastic shield sticking up past my eyes. I use it to keep dust and other "light" things out of my face when I normally would wear nothing......but i have the "right tool for the job" when doing grinding ect.

Very resourceful Jay............Invest in a roll of two sided tape and stick the plastic over the heavy duty shield.....
WAIT, STOP.....now we are impairing out vision!.......one more time. Use the right tool...for the job.


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Re: Face Shield Replacement
Lugnutz #1346201 Wed Feb 12 2020 06:05 PM
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Myself, I use safety glasses under the face shield when the situation calls for it, something my shop teacher had us do. I'm still CHEAP though. grin


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

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Re: Face Shield Replacement
Lugnutz #1346225 Wed Feb 12 2020 07:07 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Look in to tear-away covers. Something racers have been using for years to help them see after oil downs. Could be cost comparable.

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