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    anti- spatter

    For those of you that use anti-spatter on your work pieces, what do you use?

    In doing some intraweb searches, I have found some references to using cooking spray, bag balm or other lanolin based "geases" along the edges, as well as the commercial products.

    I'm going to peruse my local Ace hardware to see what they may offer as I always get those two or three little dingle berries that really seem to dig in. With my luck, they would nest right in the middle of the most detailed engravings.

    thanks in advance guys

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    Re: anti- spatter

    I used chalk but there is some stuff called"anti spatter" that is used by welders.I am guessing it's for MIG.
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    Re: anti- spatter

    The can I got from the welding shop lasted for years, but it sure smells and feels like the "PAM" spray-on stuff for frying pans.

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    Re: anti- spatter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ding
    I used chalk but there is some stuff called"anti spatter" that is used by welders.I am guessing it's for MIG.
    years ago I helped a friend mix back up a 5 gal bucket of some sort of anti spatter coating that ended up looking like really thin plaster. You just brushed it on ,welded away, and then brushed it off. I seem to be one of the only ppl that have heard of this stuff.

    how do you use the chalk?

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    Re: anti- spatter

    You might actually want to go to a welding supply house for this. There is a stuff referred to as "Nozzle dip" which is almost a wax based anti spatter that smells like crayons when being used. And there is also an arisol based antispatter that unfortunately causes cancer in CA.

    I mainly used a lot of nozzle dip and a modified wood chisel to remove "weld berries".
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    Re: anti- spatter

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMayhem
    You might actually want to go to a welding supply house for this. There is a stuff referred to as "Nozzle dip" which is almost a wax based anti spatter that smells like crayons when being used. And there is also an arisol based antispatter that unfortunately causes cancer in CA.

    I mainly used a lot of nozzle dip and a modified wood chisel to remove "weld berries".
    Thanks, I needed a laugh. There's a lot of stuff in CA that causes cancer etc. only in CA not to mention putting birds and rodents ahead of humans in the list of things important to our idiot legislators. At work the welders I watch just use chisels, putty knives, and wire brushes.
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    Re: anti- spatter

    Almost ANY substance will contaminate a weld. grease, lard (all natural and makes damn good fried chicken) vasoline, PAM, olive OIL, wax, parafin (anti spatter) all work well for welding applications. Potters CLAY, Porcelin CLAY (Heat shield), mucas, paint, water and dirt.....for a proper weld you need clean metal on clean similar metal....nothing else sticks.

    be more specific on what your doing and what you NEED...??????
    anti-splatter gel for torch tips or anti-splatter spray for surrounding steel???

    mask with duct tape...it works too!!!

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    Re: anti- spatter

    Also if you are dealing with spatter, have you considered adjusting your wire speed or the angle at where you are welding? It also helps to play around to where you are comfortable with how you are welding.
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    Re: anti- spatter

    Quote Originally Posted by 6526
    Quote Originally Posted by Ding
    I used chalk but there is some stuff called"anti spatter" that is used by welders.I am guessing it's for MIG.
    years ago I helped a friend mix back up a 5 gal bucket of some sort of anti spatter coating that ended up looking like really thin plaster. You just brushed it on ,welded away, and then brushed it off. I seem to be one of the only ppl that have heard of this stuff.

    how do you use the chalk?
    I used to use that stuff to protect adjacent bearing journals when doing build up work to re-machine journals. We also used it to protect surfaces from metallizing spray... Clean up is super easy but it will ABSOLUTELY screw a MIG or TIG weld if you try to weld over it...
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    Re: anti- spatter

    I shoulda added that I'm using a Lincoln stick welder in my op. I forget there are other types of welders out there

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    Re: anti- spatter

    ya put the chalk around the weld area,not on or at the weld.leave the area to be welded clean!!!!..the chalk bounces the spatter off the metal,it won't stick.remember,NOT on the area to be welded.You can also adjust the speed(MIG) to help some what.The chalk is real easy to clean of course.

    Chalk is just a shield....lincoln is good.I have used Hobart and Miller,but I TIGged.Love em all.
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    Re: anti- spatter

    Paint the area you want protected with Milk of Magnesia.
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    Re: anti- spatter

    Quote Originally Posted by 6526
    I shoulda added that I'm using a Lincoln stick welder in my op. I forget there are other types of welders out there
    What are you welding on?
    What rod?

    Assuming you're dragging (not pushing) the rod...you're either too hot or too far away from your work with the rod. If you hear crackling instead of a fizz, yer doin' it wrong. Also, there are times for the carved-in-stone 15* angle and times to run perpendicular.


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    Re: anti- spatter

    Quote Originally Posted by 6526
    I shoulda added that I'm using a Lincoln stick welder in my op. I forget there are other types of welders out there
    OK, man I was gonna say just run gas and a solid wire.
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