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post #1 of 8 Old 01-23-2018, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Painter's Mask Hint

During the recent Northern California fires, a lot of us took to wearing painter's masks to fend off the smoke. There was no choice. We learned that there were cheapy masks and better masks. That included me.

I found myself always keeping one folded up in my back pocket. I used one especially when I rode my bike to get around. On one chilly night, after dark, I noticed two things about wearing one under my full face helmet. A: it kept my face warm and B: my face shield didn't fog up.

The fires are gone but a painter's mask is now part of my tank bag inventory. It still gets chilly after dark.
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Now that's a great idea.

Will have to give it a try on chilly mornings, if and when the snow melts.

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Anti fog mask. Nice..... I've worn them for years and never made the connection. Must be some paint fumes getting past.

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Excellent idea!
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I can't wait to give this a try. I assume you for the type with the pinch at the bridge of the nose.

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Da cheapies at Home Depot? The white things in the 3-5 pack?
It is a great idea. I hit a nastydust storm headed to Denver once. That would have made riding a bit more comfy!
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Da cheapies at Home Depot? The white things in the 3-5 pack?
It is a great idea. I hit a nastydust storm headed to Denver once. That would have made riding a bit more comfy!
If you search for Wine Country fire smoke masks you will find lots of newspaper articles which will tell you more than anyone ever needs to know. But to save you some time the standard is 3M Particulate Respirator 8271, P95 and they have two straps (not one).
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MCV6Q0...=8330767820401

If you were to handle a cheapy and a better one side by side the difference is pretty obvious.

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I had an HJC breath mask for my HJC helmets. It directed my breath through a vent channel in the helmet. The heat and moisture from my face still fogged my glasses but an anti fog cloth handled that.

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