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  • I'm getting the gas and bits together now for my multiprocessor welder. Would .06 be what I should get for welding car body panels?

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    • Originally posted by Johnny_Limerick View Post
      I'm getting the gas and bits together now for my multiprocessor welder. Would .06 be what I should get for welding car body panels?
      My unit does go past .8 anyway so nevermind.

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      • Wire size ? I use 0.8 and its spot on. saying that I've never used any other size.......
        Do you have a compressor? I only recently got one because I didn't want to warp a panel and really regret not getting one sooner.
        That and good metal. I was getting by with some old industrial shelves, then I moved to a bonnet and saw a big improvmemt in my welds.
        Now I have a sheet of new clean 1.2mm steel and I am flying it ! I'm sure the practice has something to do with it too.
        I've improved so much that I'm redoing some of my earlier work .
        Also when I started my da gave me an aldi mask, I think I spent 100e on one off amazon and the difference is like night & day (literally ) !

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        • Ya I've a compressor. Thanfully.
          Ya a good mask makes such a difference. I got mine of everyday welding supplies. Or that other one.
          Good to hear you are improving. I have done very little mig. Only arc.

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          • Yep. I had a cheapish 3m mask before for a good few years that was probably around 80-100 quid.

            It started acting up a little with batteries dying quickly and got bad arc eye a few years ago after a day or two doing the underside of an E46 M3 so got a new 9100 like this and it's absolutely amazing. Lens is crystal clear.

            https://www.craigmoreonline.ie/3m-sp...welding-helmet


            For mig wire thickness, it depends what you'd welding and also your plant but 0.8mm is usually perfect for moat stuff we'd mostly by welding.

            one of my welders can use upto 1.6mm wire but that's capable of welding 20 or 25mm plate

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            • When it comes to welding shiekd, for me the cheap and chearful €15 job is best ......the automatic ones are far too bulky and heavy for my use.
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              • Originally posted by Datsunjay View Post
                When it comes to welding shiekd, for me the cheap and chearful €15 job is best ......the automatic ones are far too bulky and heavy for my use.
                Weld p0rn
                Deadly Dave

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