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August 17, 2015 at 11:26 am #839

Just getting started with a 1950 dual window international pickup. Will need to do some body repair and mods. Is there a better welder for the old rusty/pitted metal? mig vs stick weld (arc weld)

August 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm #840

Have welded loads of rusty panels in the past, the only advise I can give you is based solely on my experience.
No welder likes rust, have tried to use a stick welder (MMA) with 1mm welding rods. It generates to much heat, and if your not to quick will burn through. The best results have been using a M.I.G. welder with .60 wire.When you weld just watch the red that is generated from the weld, as soon as it is bright red, stop the weld, you can see the color change, as soon as it cools weld again. Really all I was doing was tack welding. I found it great for filling in holes, using the same weld and cool method.Remember try and clean off as much rust as possible before starting to weld, it will help big time.

Hope this is of help….Rusty

August 17, 2015 at 4:29 pm #842

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October 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm #1711

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but;

Just brought a mig welder, every thing is fine until I try and weld over head, it gets messy, loads of molten metal running all over the place……..Help

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