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Old 04-13-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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angle grinder metal sparks?

I have a question that just occurred to me. When I use the angle grinder to shave off a tiny bit of metal on the car....is all that metal debris or particulates flying everywhere dangerous to my tires? Do i need to sweep up the floor or is that not an issue and you can just drive on that ground without worrying about metal splinters in the tires?


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just sweep it up.. then you won't track it into your car or your house.... or friends house or anywhere you are going...... i don't think it would be that dangerous to your tires unless there are bigger pieces
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Grinding dust like what your talking about should be fine. now if it was like drill shaveing's then yes sweep them up.
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yeah i'm just grounding down 2-3 mm of the trailing arm piece that is awfully close to hitting the inner rear wheels. It's a very thin metal piece. Ok...i'll just try sweeping it up (if they're even visible on the ground).
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better safe then stuck on the side of the road with a couple bad tires
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I have a question that just occurred to me. When I use the angle grinder to shave off a tiny bit of metal on the car....is all that metal debris or particulates flying everywhere dangerous to my tires? Do i need to sweep up the floor or is that not an issue and you can just drive on that ground without worrying about metal splinters in the tires?
It won't hurt your tires, but it will pit your glass just like a mig welder. If you're grinding near glass, cover it up.
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