May 5, 2005does anyones know if there is any way to limit the amount of warping due to oxy-acetalyne welding, so we dont have to do much body work?
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February 12, 2006bucket of water n wet rags. to take the heat out of the metal. I'm not a pro, but I remember in highschool the teacher doing this. If you put the rags directly oin the hot SPOT it probably will warp, and become brittle. if you cool the AREA around the heated area, it will just keep the heat to a spot, instead of an area.
February 12, 2006Use a mig welder!!! Or you will make more work & cost for yourself!!
May 11, 2006Yeah, MIG and TIG are the ONLY two meathods of welding that should be used on late model pannels. The metal is just too chincy to use o/a torches on. Unless you need heat for heating/shrinking or forming.
Mig will allow you to controll your heat 'better', as well as wire speed.
Tig will allow you to set the heat 'perfectly', and you can controll your beads / tacs any way you want.
With the o/a, the heat is just not concentrated enough. It wanders, it's VERY hard to 'controll', and it'll cause Major warpage if not worse . . burn-through.
May 14, 2006chopd is right. the only right ways to do it are MIG or TIG.
gas welding will warp the entire panel if not done right.
DO NOT use water/ wet rags for cooling the welds. it will crack the welds from the inside out. just skip around and stitch/tack weld it.
let it cool naturally, or else risk fracturing the weld itself