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Old 03-16-2020, 07:39 AM   #1
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Low Temperature Flux-Core Welding

Has anyone seen/tried this in a pinch for body repairs? I thought it would be a good addition to the emergency box.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:35 PM   #2
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I have seen people peddling similar rods at flea markets for years. They usually tacking things like beer cans together with the rods and a propane torch.
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:08 PM   #3
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Those rods are not suitable for repairing sheet metal on my Airstream.

If the bumper was torn maybe that could be repaired with those rods, but that's not an emergency.

I can't think of any emergency that would require welding aluminum.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:26 AM   #4
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With conventional welding techniques, the 2024 aluminum alloy in our vintage Airstreams is NOT weldable. Bad idea to even try.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:48 AM   #5
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Have used the rods that they sell at the flea markets. Totally worthless for repairing an Airstream. At best they are a sort of Al solder that does not flow or stick well.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:42 PM   #6
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WORTHLESS (and 2024 aluminum used on airstreams is not weldable anyway)
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