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    Default Weld curtains what color?

    I am partitioning off our weld area from our small shop. I see there are orange and yellow transparent curtains. Ascetically I really don't care either way, is there an advantage to either color or is it just a color preference option?
    It is actually a hard choice for me as I'll be looking at these for perhaps the rest of my career.

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    Mine are yellow. I've not read anything about improved performance from any particular color, but maybe there's something on the Web about it. I'd be more concerned about the quality of the actual product.

    For me, yellow is less "stand out-ish" than orange would be. Very much a matter of taste, I'd guess.

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    All the ones I've ever seen are green or blue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCritchley View Post
    I am partitioning off our weld area from our small shop. I see there are orange and yellow transparent curtains. Ascetically I really don't care either way, is there an advantage to either color or is it just a color preference option?
    It is actually a hard choice for me as I'll be looking at these for perhaps the rest of my career.
    Better buy rainbow ones or someone will be offended, cover all the bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Better buy rainbow ones or someone will be offended, cover all the bases.
    I prefer pink, gets me closer to my welding feminine side

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCritchley View Post
    I am partitioning off our weld area from our small shop. I see there are orange and yellow transparent curtains. Ascetically I really don't care either way, is there an advantage to either color or is it just a color preference option?
    It is actually a hard choice for me as I'll be looking at these for perhaps the rest of my career.
    I don't think there's much difference in performance between the different colors. Tillman has a bunch of different colors of welding curtains. Products "606" on that page is shade 8. That's what I'd get if I wanted something transparent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph406 View Post
    I prefer pink, gets me closer to my welding feminine side
    But then you'll enrage the feminazi....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rand View Post
    All the ones I've ever seen are green or blue!
    At the last shop auction preview I went to, all the welding curtains were dark blue. I've also seen them made of dark green cotton canvas.

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    I like the dark blue ones we have, but I don't think it matters much

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    Here is off for colors
    Dark green canvas.
    Not only blocks all light but people do not spend time watching the welders do their work.
    Weld area is sort of a magnet to people who want to watch this magic process.
    Bob

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    Either pick the darkest shade if you feel a little on the dark side (Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo).

    If it was my choice the least dark would be used if a dark shade area would darken surrounding areas due to less natural light. (When arc is off)

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    I build my own curtains and I use yellow. It works ok, but they dont hold up to grinding sparks in heavy use area.

    Yellow works best to see what is going on in the other side, but blue would be better to keep everything not as bright. Lights really reflect off the yellow color.

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    As long as the curtain has the shade level protection you are looking for you can go with any color you like.

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    Common Kits with Standard Hardware - Strip Doors
    Make the strips different colors, so everyone is happy (or everyone is pissed off....)


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