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gresalfi
04-11-2014, 07:07 AM
I have glare problems with my respirator hoods that make it very hard to see how the paint is laying down. I have a SATA vision hood which is starting to fall apart and have been using a RPB Tyvex type hood for painting with the airline filtration unit that I also use for sand blasting (but with a Nova 3 Helmet) on the top left of the page here:

http://www.nortonsandblasting.com/Norton-RPB_T100.pdf

Is there a trick anyone that wares glasses has come up with to use a hood and be able to see what you are doing? Or can the HobbyAir half mask be connected to a regular air hose and is that the best solution?

Len
04-11-2014, 08:30 AM
I have glare problems with my respirator hoods that make it very hard to see how the paint is laying down. I have a SATA vision hood which is starting to fall apart and have been using a RPB Tyvex type hood for painting with the airline filtration unit that I also use for sand blasting (but with a Nova 3 Helmet) on the top left of the page here:

http://www.nortonsandblasting.com/Norton-RPB_T100.pdf

Is there a trick anyone that wares glasses has come up with to use a hood and be able to see what you are doing? Or can the HobbyAir half mask be connected to a regular air hose and is that the best solution?

The problem is the same with just about any protection that puts a piece of glass or plastic between you and the work. I've found that most of the glare comes from lighting located in front of you, if there's any way that you can have the lights coming from in back of you I think you'll find it a lot easier to see. The light shining in your face is usually the problem.