When rust proofing or using rust prevention products you will come across a lot of chemical substances: acid, alkaline, caustic, corrosive and irritants of all sorts. It is vital that you use the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for every task when using these products.
Consider these as the go-to protection products every time:
Eye protection goggles
Protect your eyes from paint or chemical splashes. Always wear goggles when opening tins as pressure can build up and propel the lid or contents towards you at great speed. Protect your eyes from flying rust or metal debris when cleaning steel, and from sparks when grinding. Always protect your eyes and keep an eye bath solution handy in the workshop.
This will protect your lungs from noxious paint fumes and vapours. Vapours can also arise when grinding paint or cutting rubber or plastic.
Use when grinding or sanding. Use all the time when creating dust or blowing clear with an air gun. On a classic restoration, put your mask on before removing brake pads just in case they contain asbestos.
These will protect against harmful chemicals right up the forearm.
Put these on before you start work and replace regularly as required. Not suitable for strong solvents or petrol oils.
Why soak your clothes in chemicals, oils or paints? These aprons are as cheap as chips and keep your clothes nice.
Work suits / spray suits
These will protect you even more than aprons. Ventilated and very comfortable to wear even in the summer. They have cloth elasticated cuffs and an elasticated hood for spraying. Super durable: will easily last a week or longer even when used every day. These are not the cheap see-through material; they are a good industrial standard work overall.
Product data sheets
In this section you will find Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Technical Data Sheets (TDS)