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Old 11-02-2013, 03:39 AM   #31
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When ever you're welding and want to avoid all that splatter, cover the area to be welded, paint the area around it with high temp flat black paint. The bb's will roll right off and not stick..........
They actually make an anti-spatter grease that works much better than paint.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #32
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Default Greezy.............

Who wants to contend with a greased up part when welding, the grease runs all over the weld. The paint is proven to work......And easy to remove.......
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You turn the heat down and use a smaller filler wire.
When you say "smaller', what do you mean? The supplier I use has 308 - .035", Steel .045" - Aluminum .060" as their smallest offerings. I asked for smaller, they said nope, there was none. The best they could do was to send me a roll of MIG .040 alum wire that I had to straighten out myself. Granted, this supplier sucks.......
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Who wants to contend with a greased up part when welding, the grease runs all over the weld. The paint is proven to work......And easy to remove.......
You have obviously never used it. The grease stays put, much like paint, and is far, far easier to clean out of parts when you are done. Especially delicate inner parts like one might find inside a receiver.
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High temp, heat resistant paint vrs grease, how much and how thick. I went thru the whole nine yards in the machine shop where I worked. The paint works the best. We welded thousands of pistons with aluminum bronze that produce millions of buck shot when welded........And the cost was one third of the other stuff. The machinist could coat the part whilst it was spinning in the lathe...........But you have a point, the old black powder revolvers had grease in them to prevent the whole pistol from going off at once........
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High temp, heat resistant paint vrs grease, how much and how thick. I went thru the whole nine yards in the machine shop where I worked. The paint works the best. We welded thousands of pistons with aluminum bronze that produce millions of buck shot when welded........And the cost was one third of the other stuff. The machinist could coat the part whilst it was spinning in the lathe...........But you have a point, the old black powder revolvers had grease in them to prevent the whole pistol from going off at once........
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I guess you are smarter than I am.

I hate cleaning up the paint though and prefer to just wash up with soap and water and be left with a spatter-free piece. Question though, when was the last time you used one of these anti-spatter products? They are making huge improvements all the time.
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Tig, Heliarc, Spatter???
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Well, the local welder who would have been the best choice for this job got back from holidays and decided he can't do it. The TIG tip is too wide to get in where the feed rail was ground and still feed in a wire. He says there is a "mini" TIG welding tip that is about the size of his regular tip but he doesn't have one. I don't feel it's very likely anyone else will, either, around here. Most of the fabrication that goes on in these parts is related to the oil patch and they seem to mostly work with bigger stuff.

I decided to stone it down as best I can to smooth it off and just leave it. I have also come up with an idea to shim the back of the magazine box - which was always a ⅛" too long anyway - and this will have the added benefit of moving my rounds forward a bit and away from the worst of the grinding.

It's real hard for me to ignore such large imperfections, but I guess I'll have to. For a time, anyway.

Thanks for the help with the welding advice.
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Would it be worth the cost of the tip?
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Welding advice ::

Don't use alcohol in excessive amounts, a lunchbox welder, and poor lighting to install that lift kit on a jeep.

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