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So... For modding the case, what type of earplugs should I use? Anyone know a good place to buy any? Would regular foam cylinders do? I don't want to get ear damage... How loud is cutting steel anyways?
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I don't think you should worry, if your just using a dremel then your getting too extreme about hearing damage. The main thing you should worry about is eye protection, I was cutting some holes and some dust flew in my eye and I got pink eye for about three days. It sucks really bad.
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Yeah, I have some safety goggles...
Should I be using some sort of filter when painting stuff or is it not necessary?
    
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when painting absolutely use a paint/pesticide filter!!!! Its the kind with the two canisters on the left and right, youll look like the pyro from TF2 lol

and get some decent dust filters for when cutting steel and plastics, those look like the mask say a dentist wears but it has a particle filter

home depot sells both kinds
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For painting just make sure the area is well ventilated, a mask is nice but not always needed. If there is alot of dust flying around as said be sure to have goggles on, I'd recommend the ones that fully closed (the ones that make sort of a seal on your face). When your cutting things or grinding make sure to have ear protection, over-ear muffs are good, as well as ear-plugs that have multiple flanges (I find that the just foam ones don't cut out as much sound, and fall out).
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Ok, thanks guys.
    
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using earplugs with a dremel? HA! i just spent 2 hours today cutting metal with my pneumatic die grinder and the compressor going off. plus sparks flying all over my exposed arm!!!

what you will need are safety glasses. i do NOT recommend a mask, they basically do nothing since you are using a dremel, and they will fog up your glasses like hell. it's not going to be bad...
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