Any good?

  1. bengyb Member

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    It' been a long time since I've welded, so go easy on me!

    1mm mild steel, 0.8 wire, SIP Ideal 180 mig with Argoshield light.

    Praticing for car repairs.

    What do you think?

    (First photo is underside)

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  2. bengyb Member

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  3. Pete_88 Member

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    Looks like you’re doing a series of tacks not running a proper bead.
     
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  4. bengyb Member

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    Yeah, I'm trying to keep the heat out as it's only 1mm, so stitching rather than running.

    When I come to weld the panels on the car I'll be using stitched butt welds.
     
  5. chris pruteanu Member

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    You’re doing fine...
     
  6. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Now put the metal in the vice, on a couple of bricks, lie on your back and try upside down, then itll be proper practice for cars


    Ooops quick edit, put a stone under your back and some rust dust in your eyes too, should make it more realistic
     
  7. gt6s Member

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    And a lit sparkler down the neck of your shirt.

    Laurence
     
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  8. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    It's a start looks to me you let the tack cool to much before doing the next tack
     
  9. Muppet Member

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    A sparkler down the crack of your arce , then falls down the inside of your overalls then inside your boot,
    The classic welder jig,

    Pulsing will always work on thin steel , just practice stacking them,
    I've welded Steel that looks a typhoo tee bag by pulsing, just keep a eye on the pool,
     
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