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Old 10-25-2010, 06:55 AM
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im gonna be making a blade spoiler from aluminum sheeting, about as thin as a road sign. should i use rods for aluminum? or a nickel rod? should i use an ac setting or dc-? of course im gonna experiment on an old piece before i do the job but i was wanting to know what to start with.

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If you are set on using flux coated rod you have to use aluminum . You cannot mix nickel and aluminum . With aluminum , I would prefer to use a TIG welder though . But if you don't have access to a TIG , I would definitely practice on some scrap first to get the settings right and get the hang of welding aluminum .
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