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flux cored wire welding #1336785 Sat Dec 07 2019 03:16 PM
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Mike Burns Offline OP
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I will be away from home for a while and would like to be doing some body work while I'm gone. I won't have my welder with me, but I will have access to a flux core wire welder. So my question is: Can a decent job be done on welding sheet metal with a flux core welder. Of course I realize that it isn't the best, or proper way to do it. I'm just curious if it would be reasonable to attempt it. I don't want to cause myself major headaches by trying this.

Re: flux cored wire welding [Re: Mike Burns] #1336799 Sat Dec 07 2019 05:03 PM
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In my opinion, flux core wire would add another variable to an already demanding type of welding. Body panel welding is accomplished by making multiple tiny welds, spaced far enough apart to avoid warping caused by overheating. Is it possible to use flux core for this job? Yes. Does it require an an additional learning curve to be successful? Yes.
Gas shielded MIG welding provides better/more reliable contamination shielding than does flux core.

Re: flux cored wire welding [Re: Mike Burns] #1336804 Sat Dec 07 2019 05:39 PM
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I am no professional welder by any means but I have had satisfactory results using a flux core unit. Takes a little trial and error getting the settings correct for the gauge metal your using. But can be done. John


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