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    i just got a 4.5kg spool of wire and i don't weld that often so i think this will last me years. so the problem is keeping it rust-free long term...

    what can i spray on the wire? WD40 and the likes would probably leave too thick a film of oil, which might cause weak welds. but then again this is FLUX-CORE wire so maybe the flux will burn off the oil

    any thoughts?

  • #2
    Bro,

    Don't spray anything unto the mig wire.
    Keep always mig wire dry free from rust.
    Beware rusty mig wire often easily damage the liner.
    Store the mig wire inside plastic bag with absorvent pad or silica gel from dry place away from moisture.


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    • #3
      Originally posted by Crazy cut View Post
      Bro,

      Don't spray anything unto the mig wire.
      Keep always mig wire dry free from rust.
      Beware rusty mig wire often easily damage the liner.
      Store the mig wire inside plastic bag with absorvent pad or silica gel from dry place away from moisture.



      yes bro that's what i read also. that's why we have low-hydrogen electrodes for structural welding. oils and hydrocarbons contamination might cause weak welds

      but i'm not doing anything critical right now so i went ahead and mixed some RP7 and kerosene in a spray bottle. and sprayed my entire spool after drying there's just a very thin layer of oil on my wire

      but i made this oil stripper that goes before the drive roller. it's just cotton soaked in naptha (lighter fluid). strips the wire of oils.



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      • #4
        Bro,

        You've got a good idea for stripping the wire before passing unto the drive roll. That help a lot in anyways.

        Your using a flux cored quitely expensive hehehe.
        What was the price for it?

        Have you try using solid wire with mixed gas?
        Last edited by Crazy cut; 02-07-2017, 11:07 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Crazy cut View Post
          Bro,

          You've got a good idea for stripping the wire before passing unto the drive roll. That help a lot in anyways.

          Your using a flux cored quitely expensive hehehe.
          What was the price for it?

          Have you try using solid wire with mixed gas?

          yes bro i just wanna preserve it. if i'm gonna build something critical i'd probably respool some and dunk it in acetone or something to totally remove the oil

          kiswel k-ngs 4.5kg. i got it for P2850. mahal ba?

          i'd love to try MIG but i don't have shielding gas... not yet at least hahaha. my cigweld 135 is already capable of gas. i just need regulator, gas tank, and solid mig wire.

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          • #6
            Madali pa namang kalawangin ang fluxcore wire dahil wala syang copper coating like solid mig wire..

            ako ang ginagawa ko sa ziplock ko inilalagay na may kasamang silica gel..nag aabsorb kasi ng moisture ang silica gel..

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            • #7
              OT. Can someone point me to the long thread/post about MIG welding machine. Gusto ko malaman minimum specs na okay occasional use. I have been using a stick welder for the past 10 years. Thinking of buying another welding machine.

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              • #8
                Bro Velocitor,

                Flux cored for P2, 850 was quite expensive. If you can purchase gas tank and regulator do it. For solid wire 5 kgs you can buy P700 or less and for 15 kgs the price is P1,250.

                Bro fortheboys96,

                If you're planning to acquire mig welding machine go with Cigweld 150 a lot of this stuff posted in OLX.
                This will match to your need. But if your really in to it for a heavier punch go with 200 amps or more.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Crazy cut View Post
                  Bro Velocitor,

                  Flux cored for P2, 850 was quite expensive. If you can purchase gas tank and regulator do it. For solid wire 5 kgs you can buy P700 or less and for 15 kgs the price is P1,250.
                  bro you have an idea how much a gas tank & regulator costs? mura lang din co2 diba?

                  i probably should've used the money i spent on fluxcore to get gas! hahaha

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                  • #10
                    Bro,
                    Yung regulator nasa 1500 budget mo mig/tig regulator dual yun isa sa nag bebentA sa TOOL FROM US sa cubao. Yung tank seguro badgetan mo lang ng 5k marami sa olx search mo lang wala kasi akong idea ng exact price sa gensan kasi ako. Hehehe

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Crazy cut View Post
                      Bro Velocitor,


                      Bro fortheboys96,

                      If you're planning to acquire mig welding machine go with Cigweld 150 a lot of this stuff posted in OLX.
                      This will match to your need. But if your really in to it for a heavier punch go with 200 amps or more.
                      Copy. Thanks!


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