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Old 04-27-2008, 02:11 PM   #21
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almost passed out from the fumes while changing my first fuel filter. My friend had to drag out from under the car and splash water on my face.

But the ones that suck the most are getting wrenches dropped on my forehead.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:46 PM   #22
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Lots of hospital trips, but none from wrenching. Most painful was any of the following:
  • Brake rotor slides out of box and smashes finger to floor
  • Chops blade shatters and rockets pieces to my hand (welding glove ftw)
  • Grinder blade shatters, cuts power wire and then hits my leg

Only have a pic from the finger incident:
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I had just finished welding up a section of exhaust for my escort and dropped it against my forearm. You can still see the outline of the burn and that was like 3 years ago.
my boss has a Shelby Cobra fiberglass replica with the exhaust running down each side. Well, when he first got it he was tearing it up around town (he was wearing shorts and sandles) and completely forgot about the exhaust when he got out. He has a disfigured portion of skin on his left leg about 6"x4" now from the burn.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:18 PM   #24
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I caught my leg with a cutoff wheel while removing a trailer hitch that was rusted onto my rx7. 6 or so stitches there (jeans saved my ***)

I caught the thumb pad of my left hand with a razor blade a year or so ago, I was removing double sided tape, the blade caught, and then released from the tape rather violently. No stitches, used super glue. It actually healed up well despite the fact I cut down into the muscle.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:46 PM   #25
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my father was a carpenter and I remember him super gluing more than one wound and more than a few fingernails. They actually healed better then when he went to a hospital.
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CA (superglue) has been used as a medical treatment for open wounds since the 60s. great stuff.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:21 PM   #27
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nothing to send me to the hospital yet. but i always have a current cut or burn somewhere.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:23 PM   #28
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I've been wrenching for over 10 years and have not had anything other than busted knuckles and minor stuff like that. I'm not even that cautious, just lucky so far.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:50 PM   #29
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CA (superglue) has been used as a medical treatment for open wounds since the 60s. great stuff.
Yeah, I've glued flaps of skin back together a few times. Doesn't hurt much, doesn't require a trip to the ER, and then doesn't require follow up visits to the doctor. Just try to clean the wound before its sealed.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #30
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yeah, the scar on my hand looks much better than the scar from the 28 stitches on my shin. Should have superglued that too rather than spending 6 hours at the ER
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superglue ftw
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goddamn, cars sometimes pwn people dont they hahah......

anyways, the worst i can remember is:
1) i climbed out from underneath a car on jack stands only to bang my head on the sharpest part of a craftsman toolcase that was bolted up to the wall. nice little hole in my head that required all sorts of medical attention and looked like ive been shot.
2) lowering a car with a jack i was so tired and not paying attention and kept my hand on the inside of the jack, pretty much it came down like scissors and was a few millimeters away from cutting 2 of my fingers clean off. left some scars on my fingers and i think i saw a little bone right before i passed lol.
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Not while working on my car, but rather when building a carneval "tank" out of an old citroen xm, I happened to drip some red hot metal down into my shoe while i was welding / cutting sheet metal. Third degree burn to the heel, a hole the size off a penny. Luckily, I was surrounded by nurses at the time, so my poor heel got properly taken care of
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i don't think i could have superglued my achilles back together :(
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i don't think i could have superglued my achilles back together :(
no. so far, you win this thread. haha.
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not a wound, but more an honorable mention

my dad was changing breaks on my cousins corolla, and doing the break lines and such, and since he was there, he figured hed do the oil too
, he was doing the front two, so the front was on jack stands.
he was under it, around it, near it, beneath it, for 2 hours

all the sudden, he gets thirsty, so he gets up, goes inside and grabs a drink

so he gets back out side, walks to the car, pops open a soda, and the car falls......
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When applying superglue to close/join skin together doesn't the body inadvertently have a reaction?

First I heard of this and found it quite unique.
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apparently one side effect is skin rash but loctite tells me theres specific formulations for biocompatibility.

but really, who HASN'T glued themselves together on accident with some super glue?
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but really, who HASN'T glued themselves together on accident with some super glue?
only every time i ******* use superglue. i end up either gluing myself to........myself........or myself to something else, or something else to yet another something else i did not want joined forever in unholy matrimony.
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I just burned my head on my exhaust lol.
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