Safety Precautions: Looking at the flash of a welder will cause injury to the eyes, always wear a welding helmet with the appropriate lens (11-14) shade for MIG welders. NOTE, MIG welders produce a magnetic field that is 6-8 feet in circumference, if any computer is within the field it will be damaged. Keep the welder away from vehicle computers.
Usage: MIG welding is the standard process used in the collision industry for fusion of metals, the MIG recommended for Plug welds, butt welds, and lap welds. The correct gas and wire are necessary to pass vehicle safety standards. They are C25 gas, and 70,000 lb tensile solid wire.
Safety Precautions: Always use a welding helmet with the proper lens. Shades between 11-14 are good for MIG welding.
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Safety: Welds on metal surfaces remain hot for long periods of time be sure to use gloves and pliers to handle the metal. Gloves will also protect from weld burns, much like a sun burn.
MIG Welding Pliers
Usage: Notice the shape of the welding pliers, the large gap by the handle is used to remove the nozzle when hot, the small round gap on the nose is used to remove the tip when hot, there are also wire cutters and a square nose that helps in keeping the nozzle clean from slag.