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Welding query
Started at 10:11pm on the 20th April, 2017 by Gordon
Gordon Subject: Welding query
Was about to borrow a friend's welder to tag weld light brackets to stubby mufflers etc, but just learnt the unit was a MIG, not the more gentler TIG. Anyone recall if the MIG is too severe ,and will burn a hole in sheet metal, or would brazing be better. Also forget if it is mandatory to grind the Chrome or Zinc coating off the attachment spots, Thanxs, lads
Posted: 10:11pm 20th April, 2017
sa(lincs) Subject: Welding query
Hi Gordon, Best to grind chrome off in area. MIG will be ok if used as spot weld, short bursts on trigger. Set current mid range to start and practice on some scrap, if you try to put a run of weld on it will most probably blow thro.
Posted: 08:58am 21st April, 2017
Gordon Subject: Welding query
Sa, grateful for you reminding of MIG,s potency. Will do a dry run on tin scraps. Actually, said friend has oxy/acet down there too, so may revert to the familiar brazing, cleaning chrome area off first. Thank you.
Posted: 05:45pm 21st April, 2017
PeteF Subject: Welding query
Yes, short bursts or you'll just melt it. Practice if you can to set the amps and feed. Tidy up with a grinder afterwards.
Posted: 10:48pm 21st April, 2017
Revband Subject: Welding query
If you need to ask?, Perhaps you should get your friend to do the welding.
Posted: 09:27pm 22nd April, 2017
PeteF Subject: Welding query
Brazing would do it but you are going to make more mess of the surrounding chrome. The heat from MIG is a lot more localised.
Posted: 09:27am 23rd April, 2017

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