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PPBART 08-16-2012 07:49 PM

Coating on sinker nails?
I used 12d sinkers on a small project over the last couple of days ('cause that's what I had on hand...), and by the time I'd driven a few dozen nails I noticed the yellow-ish coating on the nails was coming off onto my hands. That just made me curious, prompting me to ask: what's the coating material, and is it in any way hazardous?

ratherbefishing 08-16-2012 09:39 PM

The coating should be cement. It melts as the nail is driven, then glues it in place.

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