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epic3
05-16-2008, 10:06 PM
I just ran out of wire and need to weld up some crossmember mounts right now (I'm impatient and dont wanna wait till tommorow) but I do have a roll of stainless wire and a roll of flux core can I use either of those to do my mounts?

shelizard
05-16-2008, 10:08 PM
use some clothes hangers

Lego Racer
05-16-2008, 10:08 PM
don't take my word still an ammmy in that world but I would go with the flux... you have gas?

epic3
05-16-2008, 10:11 PM
use some clothes hangers

its a mig welder so no go and yeah I'm runnin gas and I hate usin the flux core so more or less I'm wonderin if the stainless wire is strong enough for what I'm doin.
I'm weldin 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch tube and plate respectivley

Lego Racer
05-16-2008, 10:15 PM
I would still run the flux either way. I know nothing about the stainless so I can't help you there. Just take your time welding and make sure you have penetrated it enough. I should ask what size of motor you are running. The amount of torque the motor produces will make a HUGE difference in your selection but flux is a pretty standard wire for most things... is this a 210 or 110?

Always broke
05-16-2008, 10:17 PM
You have to use the Flux core Bud cause the stainless won't work

epic3
05-16-2008, 10:18 PM
210 and everything rides on this suspention and motor (car project cant tell ya top secret kinda stuff) so I think a drunk is in order and I'll get the right wire tomorow

Lego Racer
05-16-2008, 10:23 PM
You have to use the Flux core Bud cause the stainless won't work

Now I know too!! :D thx

Nutbar
05-16-2008, 10:24 PM
210 and everything rides on this suspention and motor (car project cant tell ya top secret kinda stuff) so I think a drunk is in order and I'll get the right wire tomorow

I think that would be a better idea, get the right stuff don't mess with stuff you are unsure of. Flux core will work fine if you practice how to use it right but I know you Filly and I doubt you would spend to much time practicing.

jonny6door
05-16-2008, 11:04 PM
turn off the gas and use the flux core. unless you have the right gas for dual shield.
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barracuda
05-17-2008, 12:00 AM
use some clothes hangers Right now I am picturing phil trying to thread a coat hanger into the liner :cool:

epic3
05-17-2008, 12:58 AM
Right now I am picturing phil trying to thread a coat hanger into the liner :cool:

dont have a tip big enough the biggest I got is an 035:p

epic3
05-17-2008, 12:59 AM
I think that would be a better idea, get the right stuff don't mess with stuff you are unsure of. Flux core will work fine if you practice how to use it right but I know you Filly and I doubt you would spend to much time practicing.

am I that predictable

practice is for the weak:cool:

crimsen
05-17-2008, 12:59 AM
johnny has it. use the flux. it will be stronger when done right, as it burns hotter. dual shielded gives a nice finish.

barracuda
05-17-2008, 01:03 AM
johnny has it. use the flux. it will be stronger when done right, as it burns hotter. dual shielded gives a nice finish.



this is Phil we are talking about :party0010:

crimsen
05-17-2008, 01:04 AM
thats why i said done right ;) and comparing the 2, its not like it would get any worse :D

HILLBILLY
05-17-2008, 03:27 AM
Phil use the flux core, stainless will work ( pending on type of wire and gas )on a static load but NOT on a dynamic load it WILL crack. If you want it done right and fast pm me I can give you a hand [cheers]

pumpkin
05-17-2008, 07:43 AM
I do believe, stainless with a mig requires different gas. Straight argon (i think) as opposed to the argon mix you have for steel.

barracuda
05-17-2008, 08:19 AM
I do believe, stainless with a mig requires different gas. Straight argon (i think) as opposed to the argon mix you have for steel.

Bobs Correct , 75/25 is not for SS , A tri gas mix or straight Argon is normally used .

To make you feel even better phil I recently chucked out a couple of rolls of er70s 6 :D

Nutbar
05-17-2008, 12:47 PM
Right now I am picturing phil trying to thread a coat hanger into the liner :cool:

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I can so picture that

epic3
05-17-2008, 06:26 PM
I got the right wire this morn and tacked er all up so she's gettin ripped down as we speak so I can get in there and finish up this coming week.
Maybee next week I'll post up some pics of what this is all aboot