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Old 05-02-2007, 05:36 PM
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A thank you to oldred!

I wanted to say a big thank you to member oldred for posting/talking several times about the "Twenty Gauge" welding wire that he has had experience with. I found several of his posts in the archives where he talks about it. I decided to give it a try and bought some and was very surprised at how much it improved the quality of my welds on thin sheetmetal. I only weld body panels/patch panels and my welding has been plagued with burn throughs and just poor quality. I I'm pretty much a beginner with a low end gas mig 110V welder but I just have never been able to consistently get quality tack welds. that was until I bought the "Twenty gauge" wire. Thanks again to oldred.

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Glad to hear you like it I spent years welding thin sheet (mostly duct pipe) in my shop with .023 solid wire but one day a salesman brought some of the Twenty Gauge by for us to try and that was the end of the solid wire. Even at the higher cost it was more than worth it because it speeded up the job and all but eliminated re-dos due to warpage and burning through, I use it exclusively when doing body work now.
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