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    Default Found some electrodes from the early 80's

    We were cleaning out our old shop and found some Airco 5/32 388 Hard Facing electrodes probably from the late 70's early 80's. The box was not open and it was kept dry. Just wondering if they were still good. If so I would use them on my excavator bucket. Thanks

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    Heck...give 'em a try!! If it's your rods and your bucket and you are the weldor.
    Now if those were say 7018's and you was welding in a new bottom on the bucket I would probably throw them away.

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    FusionKing

    I wanted to build out the outside teeth and put some wear plates on the bottom. Can you build out with hard surfacing rod or do you use something else and top it off with the hard facing?

    jcsi

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