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Old July 27th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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welding aluminum

alright, i punched a small hole in my engine side cover the other night when i dumped my bike. i have a small 220 Hobart wire welder that has the ability to weld aluminum granted a change out the wire and gas. my question is this. if i get the right wire can i use my 75/25 tank of argon or do i need 100% argon like the welder says. i just need to fit a small hole approx .25"x.75".


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Old July 27th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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you will need the argon!
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Old July 27th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #3
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thanks. found out a spool of wire is nearly $20 anyways. I'm hoping the local metal shop can do it for less than that.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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If the local welding shop does it for under $20 I am closing my doors and taking everything there. Except for the drive, it will be be worth it.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #5
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really? to fill a hole? i dont want it to look good i just want to fill the hole. if its more then that, i guess I'll just wait till my new cover shows.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #6
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Old July 27th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #7
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My welder is set up with 4043 wire and the full argon tank right now........was planning on changing it over to steel wire next weekend. If you can get it up here, I can probably patch it for you before I make the switch....................that is if this other place doesn't work out for you.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #8
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well i found a jb weld that is suppose to work for oil pans and gas tanks so i gave that a try and it seems to be holding up well. i'm hoping the guy on ebay that I'm getting the replacement cover from will get back to me so i can just get a new one. thanks for the offer. if stuff falls through i may still be willing to swing that way to fix it. guess i would have to factor in gas, like everything in life now a days.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #9
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well i found a jb weld that is suppose to work for oil pans and gas tanks so i gave that a try and it seems to be holding up well. i'm hoping the guy on ebay that I'm getting the replacement cover from will get back to me so i can just get a new one. thanks for the offer. if stuff falls through i may still be willing to swing that way to fix it. guess i would have to factor in gas, like everything in life now a days.
Gas would be your only cost, I don't charge anymore for repairs.
Just trying to help a Brother out.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #10
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i'm in zeeland and can weld aluminum (tig)
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