Nickel Allergies and the ECO-Extender
Apparently the ECO-Extender metal parts are nickel plate.. For me this is evil!! I was using a cutup sock to try and keep the metal surfaces from touching my skin but only with a little success. What I did today seems to be a good solution. I cut 2 1x6 pieces of sock and sewed them into a tube that I could slip over the extender rods then hot glued 2 round (nickel plated) pieces that fit into the base to sock material and cut around them. What I ended up with is something that doesn’t effect the function of the extender but also keeps all the metal parts off my skin! Sucks being allergic to such things as nickel as it is far too common! Attached pic shows the extender after using a sock to “fix” it for me.
I’ve read that “nickel contact allergy” is fairly common I don’t know how “common” was being determined but I figured I would show the solution I used for it since it’s not too difficult to accomplish. While doing it tho I thought maybe just using cellophane tape on the surfaces of the rods might have worked just as well but.. I was already done.