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ShawnB
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From: Broken Arrow, OK , USA
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 03-11-2001 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShawnB   Click Here to Email ShawnB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can weld but it is definitely not professional. What kinds of tips or tricks have you learned over the years that can save an ameutor time and money?

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Mustang Man
Gearhead

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From: Howe In USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 03-11-2001 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Man   Click Here to Email Mustang Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shawn, use a technique called stitch welding. You start at one end and weld a inch and skip a inch weld a inch and skip a inch

After 10" or so I usualy move down the panel and start again. By the time you get to the end , the place you started to weld has cooled down.

You just dont want to get it to hot cause if you do you will warp the area you are welding.

Also invest in some good vise grip pliers to hold the metal in place....I own stock in the company....I have about 45 various types of vice grips at work

Where you are going to weld the panels together make sure all the paint, rust, etc is ground off. Also you might want to get some weld through primer from Eastwood or 3M.
Later,

Doug

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