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Old 02-26-2011, 03:53 PM   #16
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I cut the bottom off a plastic soda bottle, slide the shock into it, then drill through the plastic bottle and the shock. The bottle acts as an extra shield and forces 90% of the fluid blown out of the shocks towards the cut off end of the bottle.(which is easily pointed away from you) you still need to shut your mouth and wear goggles just in case but it keeps the toxic cloud down.

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Old 02-26-2011, 03:57 PM   #17
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glad to hear you didn't die! There a particular reason why you were drill on the top of the shock?

Either way, lesson learned!
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:59 PM   #18
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Man I'm glad that I just took mine off and threw them in the garbage.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #19
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this makes me not want to tuck any e30 bumpers, that'd be my kind of luck
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:50 PM   #20
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After a chest Xray I was told I wasn't going to die. Given a breathing treatment to open up my lungs and sent home with an inhaler.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:52 PM   #21
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If you die at least it will be for a great reason. DBs get no e-cred on the forums.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:03 PM   #22
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I had a similar experience. I did them on the car and a small amount sprayed very forcefully into my eyes. I washed them out thoroughly and didn't experience any more symptoms but did the last 3 very carefully after that. I did them while still installed on the car. Took about 30 minutes.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:26 PM   #23
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The roof of my garage is more fluid-stained than a 16 year olds bedsheets.

Wear protection when drilling bumper shocks!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:29 PM   #24
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Small drill bit was your biggest mistake, the oil wouldn't have come out with such force with a larger one.

Sucks, hope your lungs get better soon. I'm always having problems with all the shit I breathe in at work (luckily never full blown pneumonia though), it's definitely FTL.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #25
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Hope your alright, and the meet was kool good turnout sux you had to miss it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:37 PM   #26
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omg thank god your alright man. ive been really looking to do this and the NJ weather is fucking suxzor so imma wait it out, but the can of soda idea is awesome with everything else included
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:46 PM   #27
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Good to hear you're ok. But i thought that when drilling a shock that was under pressure, that common sense would say stand back for the pressure to be released!
I saw the title and was forming this in my mind. Thanks for typing it...and thanks for the HARD LAUGHING OP.

Glad you are safe, I used a full face shield when I did mine. Some mist still got it, tasted bad. I then added a dust mask to the combo, solved it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:59 PM   #28
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one time i was wearing just safety googles and had to matrix dodge a stream of that shit. Ever since I wrap the fucker in lots of rags and wear at minimum a full face shield, and really shitty clothes. Scary story though, and thanks for sharing with everybody. Glad you're okay. Would be a pretty dumb reason to die, haha
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #29
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Small drill bit was your biggest mistake, the oil wouldn't have come out with such force with a larger one.
Exactly what I was thinking. When I did mine, I used a small bit to make a dimple, then switched to a bit over twice that size to make the actual puncture. When I compressed them after the holes were drilled, they shot a stream of oil the whole length of my driveway!
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #30
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