Small welding blanket

I would like to buy a small welding blanket (maybe 5x5 or so).

The purpose of it would be shielding flammable stuff from welding spatter.

I am a little dazzled by various choices, for example on McMaster page

1788. All I want is a blanket that is easy to use and that would fireproof my stuff.

So, can anyone comment on fiberglass vs Nomex vs neoprene coated fiberglass, etc

thanks a lot

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I have a fiberglass one, works well and is flexible but it does shed a little bit.

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Some time ago I bought several welding blankets off ebay. I think they're

4x6, don't really know. They are actually some kind of plastic. They work OK, not as good as the stuff we used to use in the naval shipyards but then they're dirt cheap ($10) and very light. I bought 5 of 'em and have never used more than 3.

If you want one, Igor, you can have it for $15 shipped (USPS flat rate).

Hit me up offline.


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Grant Erwin

The foot-square black ones for plumbing work well.

I made non-combustible welding curtains using the old theatre fireproofing solution of alum & borax but for safety & liability reasons you will have to look up the details of that and the flammability test for them yourselves.

Spatter chars little spots on them the way it does on a cotton welding jacket. I dyed them an inconspicuous mottled green and hang them at a distance to block the view, and use the black plumbers' one up close.

You can also use tin can steel held on by corner magnets. Some of the magnetic field leaks through.

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Jim Wilkins

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OK, try our friends at Harbor Freight:

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Great minds think alike, that's exactly what I ended up getting...

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And if you need to cover larger areas with improvised shielding, get some 100% wool blankets and a garden sprayer or spray bottle to dampen them a bit for insurance.

They charge a lot extra to mark and package them as "Fire Blankets", but that's what they are.


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Bruce L. Bergman

I got a couple of those from harbor freight.

They are okay and good tarps too...


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