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    Aluminum filler with flux coating for SMAW?

    According to the Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding - filler rods for aluminum can be ordered with flux for SMAW/stick welding. Has anyone ever done this? Can it be done in small quantities?

    The only rods I've ever found at the LWS for aluminum are Crown Alloys Royal 300, 3/32".

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    Re: Aluminum filler with flux coating for SMAW?

    Yes . several threads on this forum concerning this. Rods available in small quantities.TSC. northern tool..rural king. Hobart brand is readily available. DC stick.

    Good luck.

    post your results.

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    Re: Aluminum filler with flux coating for SMAW?


    FlyFishn


    Note - Flux coated Stick - is the 'bottom rung'
    on the Aluminum welding ladder . . .

    It has limited use - even by seasoned hands -

    hth


    Opus



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    Re: Aluminum filler with flux coating for SMAW?

    Yeah, pretty miserable stuff to use especially in deep grooves, if you leave any flux behind it will eat it's way out of the weld. About the only good use I have found for it is as a "brazing rod" for repairing holes in thin wall irrigation pipe with a welding torch... after scraping half the flux off the rod.

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