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  1. #1
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    Aluminum weld clean up

    What is the best process or tool to clean up a alum weld bead when mig welding

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    Re: Aluminum weld clean up

    what are you cleaning up splatter?



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    Re: Aluminum weld clean up

    hit it with a stainless steel wire brush and then wipe the soot away with a clean rag, and repeat, some people will use acetone to polish it up
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    Re: Aluminum weld clean up

    Spatter I like to use an aluminum block with a sharp corner, takes spatter off but doesnt mar the surface too bad.
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    Re: Aluminum weld clean up

    Quote Originally Posted by sn0border88 View Post
    Spatter I like to use an aluminum block with a sharp corner, takes spatter off but doesnt mar the surface too bad.
    nice idea.
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    Re: Aluminum weld clean up

    not sure about aluminum but I worked in a black iron shop years ago that did primarily
    mig welding and they had a spray that kept the splatter from sticking



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  7. #7
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    Re: Aluminum weld clean up

    Not so much spatter; but the blackening from mig. I am awaiting the arrival of my new Miller 350p and a Dynasty 200 TIG. So welds should look alot better soon, my old Lincoln spoolgun is wornout.

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