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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: General Plastic Repair

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Body / General / General Plastic Repair

Warning:

In order to reduce the risk of personal injury when exposed to toxic fumes while grinding, cutting, or applying repair material on any type of sheet molded compound or RIM rigid plastic, observe the following guidelines:

  • Work in a properly ventilated area
  • Apply protective cream to any exposed skin
  • Remove any mixture that comes into contact with skin
  • Wash skin with cold water to remove glass and resin dust
  • Use a sander with a vacuum attachment
  • Follow the repair material manufacturer's instructions

Also, always wear the following:

  • An approved respirator, or air supplied respirator
  • Eye protection
  • Rubber gloves
  • Earplugs
  • Protective clothing

The following procedures should be followed when repairing all types of thermoset plastic:

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