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    Aluminum dump body Welding

    Im spool gun welding some new plate in the bottom of an aluminum dump body, never welded aluminum before but it is going nicely.

    I am wondering about protecting myself from reflections from behind me, I am wearing a bib around my neck to stop reflections that way - should I be doing anything else? I got half way done today and my eyes are ok a little dry from the smoke but other than that fine. I am a mechanic that welds occasionally that's why I am asking.

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    Re: Aluminum dump body Welding

    If your in a shiny box welding cover all skin and use sun glasses that are uv rated and use sunburn lotion otherwise you will peel for a month .
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    Re: Aluminum dump body Welding

    Quote Originally Posted by akphill View Post
    If your in a shiny box welding cover all skin and use sun glasses that are uv rated and use sunburn lotion otherwise you will peel for a month .
    The sunscreen is a good idea akphill. For the eyes I use wraparound amber safety glasses.
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    Re: Aluminum dump body Welding

    I just use a old hoodie and then put my half leather jacket overtop
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    Re: Aluminum dump body Welding

    When I have to crawl inside a pipe to weld something, I use a piece of an old weld jacket taped to the back of the hood. It keeps all reflection off my neck and out of my eyes.
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    Re: Aluminum dump body Welding

    Put a towel under the band of your faceshield, let it go over your head and down over your neck to your shoulders. Sort of like the arabs do with their head garb. If it's hot wet it down and it will keep you cool as the moisture evaporates.
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