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Old 02-06-2008, 02:57 PM
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Wow..nice bead. Can you be my new best friend? Mine don't look anything like that. Guess it takes practice eh! I think I go too fast and it looks like crap so I slow down and it still looks like crap only thicker..again damn nice weld.

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:02 PM
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I had alot of practice.But just keep playing with it,you will get it,If we lived closer,I could show you alot better.It also has a lot to do with setting the welder right.
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I think Mikey hit the nail on the head with the gauge reading 0 but still had gas left. He just needs to learn to slow down and practice more. And make sure to never weld without gas.And like somebody else said,to have a steady hand to make a good weld you have to be in a comfortable position.
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Thax guys. Once I get my frame back home I'll try to post some pics of my project and crappy welds. thax again.
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And try welding right to left and see if you do better.Point your wire where you want to weld not towards where you already welded.Hope you can understand, If not maybe NEW INTERIORS will post a pic of what I mean.
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I point the gun towards the way I'm going,This also helps to blow the dust and what ever else is there out of the way.Let someone move your wire speed while you are welding,You will be able to tell where it is best.
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One pass down the middle and one more on each side then grind off all the ugly bumps and lumps and make her look good. No holes or pits...but I did do a lot of grinding.
You can't use solid wire without sufficient gas no matter what the weld looks like after grinding. Even if grinding seems to clean it up ok the weld will be extremely brittle and it will have numerous cracks even if you can't see them. From what you have described it sounds as if you really do need to grind out those welds and try again since you are working on a frame and there is little room for error, a little bit of extra work now may save you some pain (literally) and a lot of work later.
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Try and post us some pics,Then we can better help you.
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When I get my frame back I will grind off the paint and weld it up and take some pics but from what I gather from you guys all I have to do is.. do everything the exact opposite of what im doing I should be able to weld half ***...which is better than no *** at all. Thax for the help
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If I can see a picture of your weld, I will know what you are doing wrong.If you can weld a little piece of scrap metal so we can see it.Me and some of the other guy's will be glad to help.
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Pickin up my tranny and rear tomrrow so I'll grab some gas ,run a bead and get the wife to take a pic.Never posted a pic here before so be patient and I'll get her done..Really appreciate the help guys.
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No gas with solid wire wont even make a good tack

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Here are the pics. Hope they work. I lost the .035 tip so I went to .023 wire. One of gauge settings,one of old way of welding, one of bottom of metal,one of new way of welding and one of settings on machine. O.K. what do you think. The new way of welding works pretty good. I welded the way you guys said. Just got to learn how to stay in the middle. Welded more on the bottom than on top. Oh well practice pratice practice.
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Are you using 75/25 gas? The first pic,Look's like you may be a Little hot.Try when your welding to come in and out a little bit(not to much).not up and down.Try turning your wire down a Little too.If you turn it while you are welding,Turn it till you see the wire come out the puddle,Then turn it to where it is just burning in the puddle.You don't want it to burn deep into the puddle.You shouldn't have to wait for it to build up.You should be able to run with it.It would be better if I was there with you.Sorry.
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