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post #1 of 3 Old 04-19-2012, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hey folks just bought a Hobart 190 handler. Like all old New England jeeps body repair is a must, is there a big advantage using .023" wire over the .030" on the sheet metal? I have done a fare amount of heavier welding in the 1/4 to 1/2 " thickness but very little sheet metal work. Any input will help Thanks

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Yes, .023 takes less heat to melt it, thus the chances of burning through thin sheet metal is diminished and you get less distortion from warping.

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thinner is prob better ( less heat needed ) for body work. you shouldnt get as much warping or distortion in the areas around what your welding, its an art im still trying to get better at. and remember if your adding in pieces to spot weld constantly moving from on side and then back to the other kind of like tighning lug nuts so your heat isnt in one place very long..
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