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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 11, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Mig welding with silicon bronze wire?

Ok forgive me if this has been posted before but i am curious about mig welding panel seams with the silicon bronze mig wire. I just now found out they make it for the mig. and i know people are already doing it with a tig. Has anybody tried this? I am looking for a solid way to seal up the seams as i replace panels to avoid any "cracking" of the paint or filler. I saw seams sealed this way on a build recently and it is beautiful and seems to be the perfect way to finish off a panel. i did find out that if you do use this wire in a tig to use a slightly oversized tip because the wire can bind up. Other than that it should work right?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 11, 06:19 PM
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Re: Mig welding with silicon bronze wire?

Chris, You also need to use 100% argon gas. I haven't personally tried it but
it looks intriguing. Do a Google search and you will find some good info.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&b...50l350l3-1l1l0
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 11, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Mig welding with silicon bronze wire?

Exactly. I read that too. Im just wondering if anybody has tried it before i gamble money and time on a spool. I hate the idea of welding on new panels and not having them sealed up very well. Just filling them with filler just doesnt seem good enough. I have thought of just leading them but you can also get cracks with lead. I can't afford a tig which is how i have seen them do it. I guess the main issue will be if it sticks or not.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 11, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Mig welding with silicon bronze wire?

If nobody has tried it im going to buy a spool and try it on a couple pieces of scrap. I may or may not be onto something but worth a try. I saw a roll online that was only 32 bucks.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 11, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Mig welding with silicon bronze wire?

http://youtu.be/THdWfsLiSrk Here it is! it can be done.
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