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spatter problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87k10, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. 87k10

    87k10 Registered Member

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    i have had my welder for about 4 months now and im using it quite a bit but still get the spatter around my welds. i also tried the anti-spatter spray and it helps but something is off. is it my wire speed? the surfaces are ground down to bare metal and clean. what else can cause this? i have welded with gas at at a friends shop and it wasnt as bad but he adjusted everything as far as wire speed, arc volts ect. what am i doing wrong? :confused:
     
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    Are you using flux core wire? That stuff always brings the splatter.
     
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    yes its flux core
     
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    Well that's your problem. It does this by design, well side effect. Switch to solid core wire and use shielding gas, if your welder has provisions for this.
     
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    Thats why a couple months after I got my welder I switched it to MIG. Was the Lincoln Weld Pack 100 I think. I use CO2 cuz a buddy got me a bottle and its also what I use for the keg. So if I ran out on the keg I know I'm still good to go!! :bow:
     
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