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Gas Mask Maintenance

- Tue, 30 Oct 2018 02:43:02 EST HEqbYd+9 No.14776
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Hey so I got this gas mask at an army surplus. I have no idea what it is called. I just want to wash it out because it's dirty in there and I'm trying to take better care of my pores.

tl;dr what is this, what is it made out of, and how do I clean it without fucking everything the fuck up?
George Monnersirk - Fri, 02 Nov 2018 22:54:27 EST 1/nQ8Dx7 No.14777 Reply
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I have a feeling harsh solvents like the non-polar kinds or chemicals like ammonia in windex might mess up the latex on that mask. Damp cloth, maybe soapy water.
Jack Bleddlelock - Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:17:26 EST syug/4Ht No.14778 Reply
>what is this
Looks like Russian лелю-41 or one of offshoots produced in Warsaw Pact countries. Commonly called "an elephant" in Poland. In use from 50s to I believe late 80s. Though I never seen a black one, so it can be the civilian version, GP-5. What kind of filter does it have?

>what is it made out of
thick rubber

>I have a feeling harsh solvents like the non-polar kinds or chemicals like ammonia might mess up the latex
You are correct. Damp cloth and warm water with soap is the best way.
Phineas Norringbene - Sat, 03 Nov 2018 17:49:57 EST HEqbYd+9 No.14780 Reply
Yikes I already used some windex on the lenses but everything seems to be in order, the glass looks much nicer and none of the latex around it has discolored so I guess I got lucky this time. I won't make the same mistake again.

It's about 6 inches tall, a green, corrugated canister with "XI-90-4" printed on the side of it in black ink.

Thanks all. Lol this thing kinda stinks I love it.
Betsy Chaddlenut - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:23:49 EST GrMeJWVk No.14781 Reply
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I'm no expert but my father was a soldier and told me a little bit about them, you're going to need to change the filters out often depending on the model you have as the filters don't last long. You also don't want the material the mask is made from to dry rot so something like coconut oil to lubricate and hydrate it will help keep the mask clean and limber, water or rubbing alcohol may dry it out. Try to find what model mask you have and see what equipment is required in order to use it properly.

They're expensive and require alot of maintainence, personally I've always been more a fan of high end scuba gear or even rebreathers for filtering paint and dust, but I understand your desire to have a working gas mask. Just know it's not gonna be cheap to keep it in workin condition.
Barnaby Turveystone - Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:14:50 EST E3L/hTQI No.14783 Reply
that looks justl ike a gp5 though. be careful some of the old filters had asbestos in them, or still may.
Barnaby Turveystone - Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:16:31 EST E3L/hTQI No.14784 Reply
I've had a gp5 for 7 years and never oiled it. it's still fine. the canisters are like 5-10$ each and come sealed - you open it when you need it. not that expensive considering the masks themselves are dirt cheap; nearly worthless
Clara Cevingwire - Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:24:26 EST Gt88cdkf No.14807 Reply
>still fine
And what was your method of testing?
A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:47:23 EST Gt88cdkf No.14849 Reply
Best method is to just put the damned thing on in a room full of tear gas. Always know pretty damn fast.
Betsy Drobberhan - Sat, 06 Jul 2019 07:51:03 EST Vs+yNF5X No.14855 Reply
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Take care to get fresh filters, all the old comblock shit has asbestos in it, and you REALLY don't wanna be breathing that stuff in.
Ian Bronningbanks - Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:24:00 EST 6qrrHuJG No.14902 Reply
Gas masks are actually viewed as fashion accessories by some people. That really doesn't resonate with me as a reasonable fashion decision. It makes no sense to me. If it's used for deep under the earth coal work, why would it be something you hang out with others just putting on? I guess there is subjectivity in fashion, but there are decisions I would never find my self choosing and I know this within seconds, it is a quick state of knowledge to reach about the content when it comes down to it. lol I get why you'd want to have a gas mask. I see the cause. Protection is me. If I'm underground or in some contaminated place I will be taking care of dangers involved and I don't want to have problems from not doing this. In a scenario where you're around X, and it does damage, I would think it's a sensible decision to protect from X.

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