I hit the HF tool sale and got myself a low end gasless MIG welder to learn on. Wire feed and the cheapo auto darkening mask. I read the instructions to see what this thing can do. Those instructions are big on safety, but not on actually how to run the rig.
I went to the hardware store to get a hardi panel so I could have a welding table. There were too many metal or wooden tables for me to use, but the manual was pretty adamant that I have concrete to set things on. So far it works fairly well. I have a few old computer cases that donated their covers for the day I am versed in welding enough to repair the floors in the 300D. Today, I learned that I need a hat to keep the slag from jumping onto the back of my head. I could not get a decent bead using the PC carcasses and was getting a bunch of blow through. I moved up to old brake rotors and was able to get a decent enough bead, but it still looks like crap. Sun was out and after 40 minutes or getting a hang for the machine, I had to head inside. I will be looking for a better set of welding wear so I can keep from setting myself on fire. clay 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored chap 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green 1976 300D - Blei Vanst - it looks silvery 1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran 1995 E300D - Gave her life to save me against a Dame in a SUV POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com