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    Has anyone ever made some kind of welding sunglasses for welding in tight spots where a mask would hit? I think you would also need a ski mask on aswell so you don't burn your face. I'm thinking about making some. I have taped a welding lense to some safety glasses once but it was kinda heavy and needed more tape or trim the black welding lense because it was falling of my face

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    I would buy the leather mask.

    If you are arc welding, avoid using a knit fabric for UV protection. The weave will let a good percentage of the rays through. On a sunny day, a light t-shirt will not prevent a burn if you are fair skinned.

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    Just get a leather mask.
    This one is my favorite especially with an ADF fitted.

    https://flic.kr/p/pynpdV

    Last edited by taz00; 12-07-2014 at 04:56 AM. Reason: Bloody Flickr app

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Has anyone ever made some kind of welding sunglasses for welding in tight spots where a mask would hit? I think you would also need a ski mask on aswell so you don't burn your face. I'm thinking about making some. I have taped a welding lense to some safety glasses once but it was kinda heavy and needed more tape or trim the black welding lense because it was falling of my face
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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Has anyone ever made some kind of welding sunglasses for welding in tight spots where a mask would hit? I think you would also need a ski mask on aswell so you don't burn your face. I'm thinking about making some. I have taped a welding lense to some safety glasses once but it was kinda heavy and needed more tape or trim the black welding lense because it was falling of my face
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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    WOW!!! is THAT overpriced....

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111449186366

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaTu View Post
    WOW!!! is THAT overpriced....

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111449186366
    This one likes like a good deal. I wonder if its any good. I couldn't get the one taz00 suggested to load

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    I could not get the correct link from the flickr app.
    Now I am on the pc so here are some pics of it:

    Welding by Taz00, on Flickr

    Welding by Taz00, on Flickr

    Welding by Taz00, on Flickr

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    Most ski masks are porous and will let UV through, they also are synthetic materials and will melt to your face if you get a drop of molten on them.
    The price of the leather one seems to make it a good choice.

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    Thanks taz00

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    Quote Originally Posted by BaTu View Post
    WOW!!! is THAT overpriced....

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111449186366
    The leather, the lens, the shipping of the individual components to the manufacturing location plus all the labor involved, for a low low price $19.95. I just can't picture any real quality there. If that leather doesn't wrinkle up with the 1st little bit of heat and/or moisture I'd be shocked.

    Reminds me of a low budget holster I bought in Mexico one time. Brought it home, threw it one the couch, the dog ate it !! Not just chewed on it, she devoured it. Must have smelled like raw meat to her. Jerky treat. She never chewed on a single similar item of mine before or after that. Just that cheap leather holster.
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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    I used to have a mask I made. Took an old Fibremetal hood I had, like this one

    http://www.toolup.com/fiber-metal_90...FYhefgodbHQAAw

    cut the bottom off to about a half inch below the lens and pop riveted the apron from my jacket on to it. I also trimmed off some of the top of it and just made sure to always wear a cap under it. Looked kind of goofy but actually worked out fairly well.

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    We used to make a tight spot hood out of a piece of cardboard.

    That one Dave posted looks like it would be good on a job that requires hard hat hoods.

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    By the way I'm only a tig welder. And thanks for all the advise!

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    here is a link to that one Dave posted...
    http://store.cyberweld.com/miwe26.html

    also, there is a guy selling one in the shopping forum (its a few paged deep)

    google: miller welding goggles...

    edit: sorry about reviving this old post...

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    Re: Welding sunglasses for tight spots

    I have a couple of ski masks issued to me on a job and they're tight woven kevlar so they won't burn. They are warm and excellent for an old fart like me to wear in cold weather. I don't seem to get in any tight spots anymore, at least not while welding!!
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