First post, by appiah4
Back when I started this hobby I was quite enthusiastic and I got my hands literally dirty with everything.. I'm usually a scrapyard buyer, I get things that got neglected in storages, garages and attics, when they are sold by people who just want them gone for cheap.
I've found out that these things tend to have all kinds of stuff inside, from rat piss/hair to cockroaches, nastier bugs, scorpions and a shitload of grime that I can't even begin to fathom what it is.
Over the years I've started to get more and more concerned about catching something - you do end up cutting yourself on these shitty cases a lot, tetanus, plague, you name it.
I'm just wondering if anyone here ever caught something from their encounter with old dirty hardware or not..
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