Painted surface

  1. timhof Member

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    Have'nt even tried mig welding yet. Do you need to remove paint to weld? I need to weld a new radiator support in the car my son wrecked and it came new already painted.
     
  2. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    You ought to really, the cleaner the metal the easier it will be for you, you wont need to remove much, just 5mm in from the edge.
    Good luck!
     
  3. malcolm

    malcolm & Clementine the Cat

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    Welding burns off or bubbles the paint within 1/2 inch to 1 inch of the weld anyway.
     
  4. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it does, but you will find it easier if you grind off the paint prior to welding it.
     
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