R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-12-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
TraxxasPeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mattituck,LI, NY
Posts: 1,497
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default nitro fuel in eye

i was starting my car and a bit of fuel came out of the carb. it was a sprits of it. i think some maybe a very very tiny bit got in my left eye. what should i do. i washed out my eye a bit but im not even sure its in my eye. this happened 20 min ago and i feel ok
__________________
Peter Kren
Losi 810
Associated RC8E
Gilligans Raceway
Island Raceway in Lindenhurst, NY
TraxxasPeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
rider313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 4,431
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

wash the crap out of it with eye drops and water. if anything feels weard still after 10 min of washing it go to the ER. i would rather man up and go to the doc then loose vision in a eye.
__________________
Dan Williams
MNRC Chairman
---Xray, RC America, Pro-Line Racing, FX Royal, Hudy, KO Propo, 92zero Designs, Vision Racing Products, RW-Mods, Team Loosenuts, forddesigns.net--- Big Thanks to: Wheel Brokers Track and Shop, Pine City MN~ "Stompy"
rider313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
TraxxasPeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mattituck,LI, NY
Posts: 1,497
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rider313 View Post
wash the crap out of it with eye drops and water. if anything feels weard still after 10 min of washing it go to the ER. i would rather man up and go to the doc then loose vision in a eye.
It feels ok but ill wash it out some more
__________________
Peter Kren
Losi 810
Associated RC8E
Gilligans Raceway
Island Raceway in Lindenhurst, NY
TraxxasPeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 10:18 AM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Lilja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 402
Default

I think its alright, Ive gotten exhaust gas and fuel in my eyes and mouth alot and Im fairly okay I think
__________________
Serpent S811 Novarossi Plus-4 BTT Futaba BLS451/452
Serpent S811T OS 25XZ Futaba BLS351/352
Serpent 966 Futaba 9451x2
TLR 22 Toro 9.0kv Futaba BLS451
Futaba 4PK
Lilja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
Tech Master
 
TraxxasPeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mattituck,LI, NY
Posts: 1,497
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilja View Post
I think its alright, Ive gotten exhaust gas and fuel in my eyes and mouth alot and Im fairly okay I think
its fine now. it doesnt feel weird anymore
__________________
Peter Kren
Losi 810
Associated RC8E
Gilligans Raceway
Island Raceway in Lindenhurst, NY
TraxxasPeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 11:16 AM   #6
Tech Elite
 
rider313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 4,431
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

That's good. I have never had nitro fuel in my eye but I had a shot of carb cleaner in there and that was a b***h. Luckly my dad was in te shop with me so he could guide me to the bathroom in the house were his wife was so she could was it out. We did straight water and rotated eye drops for 15 min befor it didn't feel like sand paper. I still have perfect eye sight but I felt stupid cuz safety glasses were on the hanger right in front of my face. If my dad wasn't there idk what I would have done for I couldn't see a thing. Couldnt even open my other eye to see.

So I know your not going to were eye protection at the track or out in the field but if your wrenching on your bench and spraying cemicles please protect your eyes for if you can't see how can you do this great hobby.
__________________
Dan Williams
MNRC Chairman
---Xray, RC America, Pro-Line Racing, FX Royal, Hudy, KO Propo, 92zero Designs, Vision Racing Products, RW-Mods, Team Loosenuts, forddesigns.net--- Big Thanks to: Wheel Brokers Track and Shop, Pine City MN~ "Stompy"
rider313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 12:25 PM   #7
Tech Regular
 
roblupo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 361
Send a message via Yahoo to roblupo
Default

After doing this long enough a little nitro in the eye will fill like a vacation, I have had my thumb bought tore off with a runaway cars fly wheel, exploding batteries, fuel in the eye from something dumb, hit cornering, stabbed myself many times on tight bolts and stubborn plastic parts. You will be fine. just flush, and go back to wrenching. haha

Oh I forgot, cleaned engine out with nitro cleaner and a candle across the room jumped from about 10 feet away lit my hand and all that was in it on fire....second degree burns!!! haha its funny now, no so much then.....the wife thought the man cave stunk and lit candle with out telling man....grrr!! haha
__________________
Mugen USA MBX7Reco
Mugen USA MBX7R nitro, AKA tires, Airtronics radio, Tekin Power, Turnigy Lipo, Maxy fuel
Team Associated B5
Low Country R/C, Philhurdraceway.com, Savannah, GA
roblupo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 12:29 PM   #8
Tech Addict
 
RC8daBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Palm Desert
Posts: 637
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roblupo View Post
After doing this long enough a little nitro in the eye will fill like a vacation, I have had my thumb bought tore off with a runaway cars fly wheel, exploding batteries, fuel in the eye from something dumb, hit cornering, stabbed myself many times on tight bolts and stubborn plastic parts. You will be fine. just flush, and go back to wrenching. haha

Oh I forgot, cleaned engine out with nitro cleaner and a candle across the room jumped from about 10 feet away lit my hand and all that was in it on fire....second degree burns!!! haha its funny now, no so much then.....the wife thought the man cave stunk and lit candle with out telling man....grrr!! haha
THUMB TORN OFF:weir d:
__________________
22SCT / Reedy Sonic 17.5 / Ace 1015
22 / Tekin 13.5 / Spektrum Low Profile
MBX6 (probably going to convert to 4x4 SC) / Something / Something else
RC8daBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 12:36 PM   #9
Tech Addict
 
Dadic 78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 733
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default



Nitro in the eye is bad MMMkay...
Dadic 78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #10
Tech Master
 
omarwashington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kenmore, WA
Posts: 1,088
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

One of the reasons I wear my shades when running nitro
__________________
RCCARS!
omarwashington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:08 PM   #11
Suspended
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 7,916
Trader Rating: 202 (96%+)
Default

flush with water well, it will be fine. just dont drink it!
__________________
D8 "HARA", OS SPEED, ,SAVOX 1267/68 SERVOS, BYRONS 25%, SPEKTRUM DX3R PRO
D8T GO GXII ,SAVOX 1267/68 SERVOS, BYRONS 25%, SPEKTRUM DX3R PRO
NMRCC -(northern michigan rc club)
inferno13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:13 PM   #12
Tech Adept
 
dash riprock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 118
Default

I have a habit of putting my fuel bottle stopper between my teeth when refueling.Once in a while I will make the mistake of touching it with my tongue.Nitro friggin burns!!! LOL Man was I surprised the first time it happened.
__________________
Tony Hopcraft

Losi 8ight-T 2.0 Losi 8ight 2.0 Losi Mini-Late Model,Losi L8ight Model

Hobby Revolution Team Driver
dash riprock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:21 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
2fst2c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Martin, MI
Posts: 1,939
Trader Rating: 114 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TraxxasPeter View Post
i was starting my car and a bit of fuel came out of the carb. what should i do.
Put the air filter on it for starters. Never had fuel in the eye but I will concur that carb or brake cleaner in the eye smarts a little! Flush it like crazy and hope for the best.
2fst2c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 02:26 PM   #14
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,147
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TraxxasPeter View Post
i was starting my car and a bit of fuel came out of the carb. it was a sprits of it. i think some maybe a very very tiny bit got in my left eye. what should i do. i washed out my eye a bit but im not even sure its in my eye. this happened 20 min ago and i feel ok

I wouldn't try to repair it, I would just replace it. Look on flea bay. You might end up like this guy



got_nitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 06:06 PM   #15
Tech Adept
 
Bugman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Port Reading n.j.
Posts: 228
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

I agree you should be ok I wear contacts and made the mistake of having my glow plug out and pushing my car down on my bumpbox while leaning over it and got a ton of fuel sprayed in my eyes, flushed them with some water and nothing happened, Although last year when I was racing stood next to a guy who was fishing with his controller and caught me in the eye with his antenna which was twenty times worse than the fuel. LOL!!!!
__________________
Jack Appice
Bugman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
traxxas top fuel? jaytowilk Monster Trucks 35 04-14-2013 08:57 AM
BAD AUSTRALIAN AMAIN FUEL KILLS ENGINES rc skyline Nitro Off-Road 215 11-18-2009 05:50 AM
RTR 8ight Fuel choice? JeffEmbracedDC Nitro Off-Road 9 11-21-2007 08:25 AM
Nitro fuel -which brand and why? Morpheus2be Malaysian R/C Racers 145 08-22-2003 01:30 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:01 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net