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by Ron Joseph

January, 2009

U.S. Military Black CARC Painting

Q. We are a welding/fabrication & assembly shop in Erie, PA that is bidding manufacture of Humvee Pintel Ext. (Trailer Hitch) requiring this painting. We have paint dept. however we are not familiar with possible CARC hazards to workers or environment. Can you please provide basic information. Thank you.

A. Using CARC is no different from using any other polyurethane. If you have used polyurethane's in the past, you are probably fully aware of its potential health hazards, and you should be providing your painters with the appropriate respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE). If you do not know how to handle polyurethanes safely, you can ask your vendor who should be able to provide you with a ton of literature on this topic.

You will do exactly the same when you use CARC, since this is also a polyurethane.


Ron Joseph

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