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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionKing View Post
    Also turn the balance up and I'd certainly loose the red.
    Why do you say lose the red? What do you recommend? The reason I am using red is so many have stated that's all they use and pure tung (green) doesn't hold up as well.
    I switched to green last night and noticed that the ball on the end of the tungsten is about the size diameter of the tung or slightly larger and the ball stays shiney.
    The red would develop a ball but much smaller and you can still see the grind
    angle of the tungsten.
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    I've always used lanthanated(yellow) tungstens on aluminum, and red on steel and stainless. Yellow forms a ball but still keeps some what of a taper on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    Why do you say lose the red? What do you recommend? The reason I am using red is so many have stated that's all they use and pure tung (green) doesn't hold up as well.
    I switched to green last night and noticed that the ball on the end of the tungsten is about the size diameter of the tung or slightly larger and the ball stays shiney.
    The red would develop a ball but much smaller and you can still see the grind
    angle of the tungsten.
    I guess if the red is all you have then use it...I'm not much of a green lover either...it just goes away too fast for me. I don't like red because it eventually erodes too bad and grinding happens too much for me.
    I much prefer to use the lanthanated on everything nowadays. It holds up well both AC and DC and doesn't erode as bad as red on AC.
    I also like the smaller filler for the thin stuff.

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    When using 1/16" filler, you'll need to keep a steeper torch angle. If your push angle is too steep, the heat will melt the filler before it gets to the puddle. This isn't a problem with 3/32".
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    Hey Monte, didn't you post something about a hovercraft somewhere from days of old? Any pictures. I always had a thing for hovercraft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy560 View Post
    Hey Monte, didn't you post something about a hovercraft somewhere from days of old? Any pictures. I always had a thing for hovercraft...

    Thanks,
    Yep, that was me. I'll try to find the pic
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