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    Default What Amps To Mig Weld 1/6 Alum. Jetski Block

    Just Bought A Clarke 185 Sg To Weld Jetski/outboard Motor Blocks,what Amps Should I Use,i Beleive The Mig Welder Welds Between 120-150, Is That Too Much Amps?i Know I Have To Use 100% Argon,not Sure Of Type Of Wire,thanks For Any Help.

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    I have doubts that mig is going to give you the desired results. Normally casting repairs are done in tig. For wire choice it is going to be a gamble, as it will depend on the base material but maybe 1100.

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    Yep, Mig isn't going to do you much good, what are you trying to repair on these blocks anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruizer View Post
    Yep, Mig isn't going to do you much good, what are you trying to repair on these blocks anyways?
    repairing small holes in jetski block,on the outboard motor,have to fill in threaded hole-retap

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    I weld a bunch of these blocks fairly regular. 4043 would be your best bet.
    If you can get it to fuse. Is this the HotShot? I would run it as hot as it would go and then turn it down if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionKing View Post
    I weld a bunch of these blocks fairly regular. 4043 would be your best bet.
    If you can get it to fuse. Is this the HotShot? I would run it as hot as it would go and then turn it down if needed.
    ITS THE HOT SHOT MODEL # WE6442 185SG [220] DID NOT RECEIVE IT YET THROUGH THE MAIL,DO THEY MAKE 2 DIFFERENT MODELS ?,THE 1 THAT I BOUGHT DOES NOT HAVE THE LOW AND HIGH SWITCH,BOUGHT IT ON E-BAY FOR 265.00 CAN YOU WELD 1" GAPS WITH A MIG WELDER,NEVER MIG WELDED BEFORE-THANKS FOR THE INFO MY E/M ADDRESS IS KAWIPARTS@AOL.COM

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