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Old 11-25-2018, 07:18 PM
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They're turning out ok.

It's the price of laziness. Clean the trailer when you use it, or pay to fix/replace it. Grease the equipment when you use it, or pay to fix/replace. The list goes on.

I tell them that..
In hopes they get the point no matter how many time I tell them exactly as you said wash it out after each use and you wont have this problem for years to come...

Now If I have to work on a hors or stock trailer I tell them wash it out or don't bother bringing it to me.... and don't give me "The" "It's Only Horse shit" cause your just wasting my time and yours....
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:29 PM
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I have one here that is going to take a polished turd to do but it will get done once I figure out which way I want to go with it on repairing it

and will try your suggestions on the 6010 and using flux core as I did the last one with MIG and see how much of a difference
cause now that I think about it when it was giving me issues welding it with the MIG it did sort of act like when you forget to turn on the gas
I know it was not the case... Ill give your suggestions a try and see what results I get on the coming up ones needing to get done...

But just hate the idea of having to buy a 11lb roll of flux core wire cost wise that is..

But are you sure my machine will know how to act... it is a virgin and will be its first time to get cored wire in it...
I would just use the 6010. If you buy the fluxcore don't forget to change polarity on the mig
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:44 PM
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I would just use the 6010. If you buy the fluxcore don't forget to change polarity on the mig
Yep that is for sure sold a friend a Lincoln 180 pro awhile back never had an issue with it but never run flux core in it either and he bitched it didn't weld worth a shit and kept burning up tips so I finally went to take a look at the machine and well he had no idea of the difference and slapped a roll of
flux core in it and did not know to change the polarity by switching the leads around in the machine which is like a 1.2 minuet thing to do needless to say it welded beautifully and he felt like a moron.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:28 AM
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i have good luck on pisswagons using solid wire and co2....started at 40 plus cfm and played with the stickout , seems closer worked for me.....
on really crusty crap 5p+ is tough to beat
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:34 AM
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Self shielding flux core can get real pissy when it comes to metal contamination. It's better than some processes, but still runs funny when encountering heavy rust.

If the metal is pitted, the contaminants in the pits find their way into the puddle, and cause porosity. You can't flap wheel/grind the rust out of the pits. I think the problem is the limited amount of flux inside the wire. It's not like 7018 that has tons of flux on the outside of the electrode. That flux floats a lot of nasties out of the puddle.

I think this problem probably goes away with the thicker wire (more flux), but likely you're gonna use .030 or .035 on that thin crap on a trailer body.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:00 AM
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I think your doing it the "Wrong way 'round".....
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:18 AM
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I could only imagine the outrage something like this would cause among the masses of the "Leftist groups of today" who are still spinning dizzy on their own marry..go..rounds
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Just finished this one, Usually do accouple of these a month.
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:39 PM
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I've shared stories. But the whole welding on "Crapalloy" gig takes a special breed of folk which includes 0% F--n Snowflakes. The stench attaches itself to your nose hairs and lingers. It is something you either understand or better consider before sign on to one of these adventures. I will volunteer to weld on a horse trailer before a trash truck any day any time. Horse shit is at least organic and non-poisoness. Trash trucks drive crap into the slightest crack in the structure of the body due to the operation of the hydraulic packing cycle. Every closed chunk of channel angle and whatnot ends up chock full of a Witch's brew of crushed glass, hydraulic fluid and black compost looking WTF. Cleaning it out isn't always an option so you weld and gag and gasp for air Best, move I ever made was getting out of the shop between corporate dildos that don't know what a truck actually is. Prim-a-Donna drivers that would bitch about a BJ and my lack of diplomacy/people skills. I am far far happier chasing Rolloff boxes along with me, myself and I
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