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Goggles Made to Block Overspray

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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ProBlocker, maker of protective slit eyewear, has introduced Ninja goggles to shield painters from overspray.

The patent-pending goggles "use air itself to create a barrier where paint cannot accumulate and that resists paint particles from entering the eyewear," according to the Hawaii-based manufacturer.

ProBlocker Ninja
Photos: ProBlocker

Developer Kendall Kikuyama hopes his goggles will help painters avoid the temptation to skip the use of protective eyewear.

Ninja goggles "guard the eyes and allow vision without requiring cleaning or adjustment so that painters can continue working without interruption," ProBlocker says.

'Raccoon' Eyes

The goggles were developed by company president Kendall Kikuyama, who reports more than 45 years of experience in the painting industry. Kikuyama "became concerned about eye health and safety after seeing too many workers with spray-painted 'raccoon' eyes after finishing spray jobs," the company said.

“I constantly see and hear about painters who forgo eyewear when spraying because they find it
too inconvenient,” said Kikuyama.

ProBlocker Ninja

By sealing the air space around the user’s eyes, the goggles create a pocket of dead air that acts as a barrier to paint particles, the company says.

The Ninja spray goggles consist of a plastic frame with an open viewing slit in the center of each lens. By sealing the air space around the user’s eyes, the goggles create a pocket of dead air that acts as a barrier to paint particles, allowing painters to see through the slits even if airborne paint mist is deposited on the frame, the company says.

The goggles can be used alone or as an enhancement to safety glasses.

More information: www.problocker.com.

   

Tagged categories: Good Technical Practice; Overspray; Paint application; Painting Contractors; Personal protective equipment; Protective clothing

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