do i need a respirator when i sand fiberglass? I'll be working on an Iron Man Mk VI armor and this will be my first time working with fiberglass. any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
No, it's not that bad. What irritates the skin is when you sand it, and the fiberglass gets ground up into a fine powder, which can get into the pores of your skin, and make it itch. After all, it's essentially microscopic shards of glass. Merely wearing a fiberglass piece without protection won't do anything, unless it's been badly made, or is continually rubbing against your skin.
You should be able to get a respirator from a hardware store, yes. Tell them what you're working with and they should be able to point you to the right kind.
Yeah -Thanks hez! So like when I sand the armor, I need to basically cover up my body?