What size MIG wire for Car Body Repairs?

  1. Arcangel Member

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    Thanks Optima

    I am going to buy a new liner, so will make sure its a steel one.
     
  2. Arcangel Member

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    Hi Rocketman

    I've always avoided Car repairs especially other peoples but I don't mind having a go on my own Car, as outside firms charge a fortune even for small jobs
     
  3. Arcangel Member

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    Hi Phillip

    My Cousin an expert MIG Welder doesen't like using 0.6 for all the reasons everyone has mentioned, so I guess it really is a case of 'practise,practise,practise. at least until I'm half as good as he is!
     
  4. premmington

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    I use 0.6mm A18 wire with no problems! (In pure CO2)

    Argon gas mixes do make a difference to weld quality!
     
  5. Arcangel Member

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    Hi Thanks for your reply

    Once I get my welder set up perfectly, then I will try again and see what happens.
     
  6. Paul griffiths New Member

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    I always use 0.6 on 15kg reels , never had a problem with cobbling up ,
    I’ve been welding cars for 30 odd years and massive amounts of welding carried out ,
    Everyone to there own, but that’s the size wire I prefer to use ,
    Migs are great machines and much faster than tig by far , but that’s a different ball game altogether,
     
  7. premmington

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    I too always use 0.6mm on 15kg reels. I too never get birds nests or feed problems.

    All thou the last A18 0.6mm roll of wire that came from Rapid welding - was only 12kg.

    Felt a bit robbed at https://www.rapidwelding.com/dynamic/DisplayItem.aspx?c=A1806&zl=3
     
  8. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    Welcome to the forum Paul, must tell you though, the last post on this is 5 years old. I would think he’s used that reel by now, & possibly a few more.
     
  9. Mr Roo

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    i usually use 1.0mm wire because that’s what’s in my welder most of the time. Or I use 0.8mm wire.

    I never use 0.6mm for anything, and I do a *lot* of cars.
     
  10. Mr Roo

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    hahahaha christ.
     
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