I'm finishing up a two week vacation so I could re-do a fiberglass patio roof. 42 years of hideous roof
decay made for MASSIVE amounts of loose fiberglass in the worst form: raw glass dust. To make it
worse, the glass is not washed like surfboard glass, so imagine something that is MORE ITCHY than
Volan or even production roving! I took precautions, sleeved up, neck cover, suit, sprayed water, etc.
and still after the first day of demolition, I was in AGONY (afterwards I did the compressed air, cold
shower, wool rags and it was so bad I couldn't sleep...)
Then the light bulb went on, I'm into cars and we use these really "grippy" rags that seem to clean any
surface off, even the most stubborn debris- Automotive Micro Fiber Towels.
So, in the middle of the night, out to the garage, got a Micro Fiber Towel (get them at autoparts stores,
and tons of other places, supermarkets,) and took a cold shower and wiped down with the WET Micro
Fiber Towel. The towel is real grippy on wet skin, much like a wet chamois does. I wiped my skin in all
directions, forward/back, side/side, angles, visualizing the towel grabbing spikes of glass pointed in
AMAZING! Results were immediate, my skin cooled down, the bed sheets didn't irritate and I was able
to get a much needed rest. Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone has met any success doing this?
I can say that it worked for me, someone who has worked in fiberglasses of all types, carbon graphite
and other extreme itchers for over 30 years. I'm almost immune to most board cloths, ha ha. The
worst glass (for me anyways,) is the raw type glass like boat cloth or uni-directional tape that is not
washed for more clarity (and softened as well.)
Oh, yesterday I tested the Micro Fiber Towel I used on my skin on an old car test panel, and as I
suspected it left the tell-tale "dazzle" reflection on the paint- the used towel SCRATCHES paint so
do not use it for anything else afterwards.
Hope this helps,