Originally Posted by brathanke
Yes CA is dangerous... just imagine that it wants to cure inside you... that is enough for me to make sure I have ventilation.
I can't be positive but the other day I swear I think this happened. I'll tell you what I THINK happened first and then offer another possibel scenario as well.
So I was building my new 48" EPP Extra (sweet plane by the way). It doesn't require much CA - mainly just welders so I wasn't wearing my mask or ventilating (stupid given my past experience) at all. I used some CA on my hinges and that was OK I think. The problem came when I was gluing the nut onto the swivel connector. I used some kicker to cure it and it sent fumes right up my nose. I know it did because it burned. Well - about 2 minutes later I felt like I was getting a fever blister or something on my upper lip. I went and looked in the bathroom mirror and noticed that I had died up CA on my upper lip and it looked as if it had drained out of my nose!!! So I honestly think that the fumes started to cure in my nose and it made my nose run but it dried up/cured on my lip as it was coming out.
Now that's just some crazy hardcore crap!!!
It's either that or I had some on my fingers and it somehow got onto my upper lip from there and then cured. But I honestly think that it came from the fumes that went into my nose.
If that's the case then you can see why some people really develop some serious respiratory issues with this stuff.
Moral of the story - treat this stuff with respect and wear the proper gear no matter how small the job is.