Like regular jagoff vehicle fab? I like just a long sleeve cotton shirt. Heavy metal fab and ill be putting on a denim button up long sleeve shirt from the local tractor place. I always wear a welding cap anymore so i will get it wet and wear it to keep cooler. Sometimes ill even put them in the freezer before putting them on.
Go get some sleeves...
Me....I prefer a tank top and flip flops
I use a box fan on high pulling the sparks and spatter away from me while I weld in a T-shirt and shorts.
If you don't like that solution because you want to use mig well maybe you should learn how to weld instead of just holding down a button.
if you don't like that solution because you want to use tig stop being an idiot and wasting everyone's time welding an inch an hour.
The first time I sandblasted outside at a commercial blaster it was about 90* or so and I had to wear coveralls. I thought I was going to melt until I put on the ventilated hood, damn near froze to deathPowered air filtered welding hood is pretty great, get a nice steady breeze blowing across your face.
Arse sideward is jealous he can only afford a $200 Craigslist tombstone welder. I built my last truck in nothing but board shorts and flip flops. I was already sunburned due to being haole in the South Pacific.
Some excellent advice/personal experience in this thread!
Prudence the safety nanny has many safeguards in place out in the industry
... many folks in the industry ignore them,of course
...most folks in hobby shops don't know about them
The results can be ... unfortunate ...
Here's a peer reviewed study on the topic that may be of interest to a few of you so you can make up your own mind on what precautions you need to take to protect yourself
If you want to derail discussions bu virtue signaling about how important safety is then fuck off to Reddit where that is appreciated and let the adults discuss building 4x4s in peace. The kinds of precautions that someone welding/fabricating as a hobby needs to take to reduce their exposure are much less than someone who's doing it 40+hr a week as a job. Same goes with paint, automotive chemicals, oil and everything else this hobby exposes you too.
You people act like one weld without long sleeves is gonna give you skin cancer or one dry cut with the concrete saw is gonna give you silicosis when that's just not the case.
By "you people",do you mean folks who got skin cancer from exposure to uvc,?
Because you got me there
I got skin cancer from exposure to uvc