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Thread: Bert's Mig Pic

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    Default Bert's Mig Pic

    Had less time than I wanted to after helping out a friend on his car and painting a little of dad's house. Couldn't find any thinner metal, so I had to use this 1/2" stuff.
    Volts: 23.5
    Wire Speed: 475
    Gas: 75/25
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    purdy, what's it for?
    Dewayne Sullivan
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    Default mig'ing in circles

    Sorry, forgot to say I move the cup in small circles like LittleFuzz does. When I had done some 1/8" stuff, you could see circles. I prefer more this way, back of the 1/2" plate was nicely colored where I could see penetration was really good...
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    told some guys I would show them my mig bead. This looks more like spray, thinner stuff I did had more of a circular pattern like yours, but I ran out of the thinner material I had... Need to find more this week!
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    seems like some customers like the spray look, some like the circle look. Like to practice and get both down and make the customer happy!
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    it looks alright, but if you were looking for critisim it looks lobsided
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    lopsided? I can deal with that!!! Any more comments, suggestions, snide remarks???
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    The weld bead location looks like its favoring the lower plate. Try either dropping your gun angle a little, or maybe you're off center a little bit on the weld joint.

    Also, on this thickness I'd be running higher machine settings. You have 5+ more volts available to play with. 23.5 volts is barely beyond the short arc range.

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    Bert, From what I can see your bead looks just fine, maybe a little biased towards the bottom piece of steel, but that could just be the picture angle.
    Dave

    P.S. Either your Dad needs a smaller house or you need a bigger paint brush, you've been painting it for how long now? two, three weeks or so:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabar39 View Post
    Bert, From what I can see your bead looks just fine, maybe a little biased towards the bottom piece of steel, but that could just be the picture angle.
    Dave

    P.S. Either your Dad needs a smaller house or you need a bigger paint brush, you've been painting it for how long now? two, three weeks or so:
    My "P.S." exactly! His dad has to have the biggest house on the Islands! Unless it's one of those Huck Finn things, where he's trying to get a bunch of us to feel sorry for him and go down there and help him get it finished so he can get back to melting metal.

    Joe
    Last edited by M-Tech; 08-12-2007 at 10:47 AM. Reason: Couldn't get grin .gif into message.

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