What can I do for it? My arms are covered in rashes from cleaning and fitting gold mesh to bike fairings. Its itchy as hell and it doesn’t wash off. Feels like I got 1000s of needles stuck in the underneath (yes the soft sensitive part) of my arms
F***** if i know girl !! Sounds like you need something like that Daktacourt you get from chemist? Or calamine sort of stuff that stays on the skin and masks the itching and soreness? What you doing putting “gold” mesh on your bikes??? We gone all King Midas on us ???
Hows your shoulder ?
Be careful if you are sanding or cutting it, the dust is quite nasty.soap and water is the way for your arms
SECTION 3 HEALTH HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
PRIMARY ROUTES OF ENTRY
EYE: Dust or particles from machining or grinding may cause mechanical irritation.
SKIN: Abrasive action of the dust or fibers may cause irritation.
INGESTION: Not a normal route of exposure. However, ingestion in sufficient quantities may cause
gastrointestinal tract irritation.
INHALATION: Not a normal route of exposure. However, inhalation of airborne dust and particles
may cause transient irritation of the upper respiratory tract. Effects may include
coughing, nasal congestion, or sore throat.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
NA = Not Applicable
ND = Not Determined MSDS – CCA CARBON CLOTH AND CFA CARBON FIBER Page 2 of 5
SECTION 4 FIRST AID MEASURES
EMERGENCY/FIRST AID PROCEDURES
EYE: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Eyelids should be held away
from the eyeballs to ensure through rinsing. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
SKIN: Wash gently with soap and water to remove dust and fibers.
INGESTION: Drink extra water to assist natural elimination. Seek medical attention if gastrointestinal
irritation persists or other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain occur.
INHALATION: Move to fresh air. Drink water to clear throat and blow nose to remove fibers. Get
medical attention if necessary.
Sounds like the same effects you get when messing about in lofts with fibreglass insulation whilst not properly covered up - a mistake you make only the once !
Plenty of washing, but it’ll still take a day or so to get rid of.
Only to my track bike. Its finally back together now and looking like a bike again Tomorrow sees the finishing touches, polish bodywork, cut seat down, and fit rear indicators and mirrors, fri getting it MOTed and taxed then out riding over the weekend to get used to it
Thanks trigger and Pat, its sure is nasty stuff!!!
I had something similar a few years back after doing some fibreglass repairs. After a thorough gentle washing it was still sore until the then Mrs Wiz produced some witch-hazel gel to soothe the irritation. Worked for me.
Where’s the sympathetic-face smiley?
whatever you do try to get most of it off by washing with flannel and soap and DONT i repeat DONT put your arms in to your bike jacket before you have attempted to wash most of it off…
otherwise you’ll end up turning the lining of the jacket inside out and putting it in the wash as its as itchy and irritating as hell for days afterwards…
ALOE VERA for all skin conditions
Seconded! It’s top stuff!
Yep, always does the trick. Hope you’ll be OK.