Welder adventures.

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  1. RinTX

    RinTX High Wheeler

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    Get the torch closer to the metal.
    Find you something other than wood for a backing. Expanded metal or a welding blanket or fire bricks.
    Visualize painting with liquid metal.

    Find a pro like walkerscout said.
     
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    Does it have the right nozzle on it for flux core? You want the torch 1/4-1/2 from surface depending on wire size.
     
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    Yep, already done.
     
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    Thanks, working on sheet of metal for it.
     
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    Yup has the flux core nozzle. Will give it a shot
     
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    I agree with most of the already mentioned...dont even waste time with flux core if you have the gas option..get the gas...you for sure dont want to use flux core on something thatll be painted ..unless you can remove 100% of the flux....
    the 2 sizes wire I run are .023 and .030....I use the .030 on 95% of what I weld.ive ran .035 but cant much diff between it and .030 . and all my wire is er70-6..
    When you try body panel metal you'll find out how hard welding is...I'd suggest getting you a copper backer for when you try the thin stuff...itll make your life easier.....
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I, still a ways from attempting the body panels yet.
     
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    Dana Strong Lives in an IH Dealership

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    For material to practice with, look around town for an Auto Body shop and ask for some old body parts that were removed and are being recycled. Get the oldest available, as the newer body steel is higher alloy and thinner; it doesn't weld well. If no luck there, get panels from recycled appliances like washers and dryers, and have fun first removing the tough finish before being able to practice with them. I have some very old appliance metal with a real ceramic coating; great for other uses, but not for this; newer stuff should be high-quality epoxy or enamel paint.
     

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