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Any one weld Magnesium?

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Any one weld Magnesium?
February 27, 2017 05:57PM
Hello - Anyone know of a welder with experience welding magnesium? It's a cracked hewland motor plate/adaptor. Thanks - Scott



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Re: Any one weld Magnesium?
February 27, 2017 06:23PM
It's super easy to TIG weld. The key to anything that's cast is getting it clean, especially the crack.
Magnesium welds just like aluminum, with the benefit that the material isn't attracted to the tungsten electrode. You can submerge the electrode in the weld pool and it will come out clean, it's pretty neat!

Just make sure that there's no metal shavings anywhere near where you're welding, or on the part.

So as knowing someone in your area, I don't. Any shop that can TIG weld aluminum should be able to TIG magnesium.



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Re: Any one weld Magnesium?
February 28, 2017 09:20AM
Thanks Robert. Good to know. I should have mentioned I'm in Seattle and this is a friends car. If I were in Spokane, I know several places that could do this. I'm sure there's places in Seattle that can handle it. Just wondering if anyone here recommends someone.



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Re: Any one weld Magnesium?
February 28, 2017 09:41AM
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Thanks Robert. Good to know. I should have mentioned I'm in Seattle and this is a friends car. If I were in Spokane, I know several places that could do this. I'm sure there's places in Seattle that can handle it. Just wondering if anyone here recommends someone.

Whaddya doing in Seattle?



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Re: Any one weld Magnesium?
February 28, 2017 03:00PM
Hi John - I've been working in Ballard for the last seven months. How have you been?



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February 28, 2017 03:29PM
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Hi John - I've been working in Ballard for the last seven months. How have you been?

And you can't even come over and say Hi?

Been doing OK, Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than before 9thatnks to I don't know how many operatios---lessee 2 on spine, new right knee, nose ported and polsihed both sides, emergency apentectomy, broken leg, sumpin else and just had a big prostate operation a month ago) way better..You oughtter come by.. ya goon.



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Re: Any one weld Magnesium?
February 28, 2017 04:43PM
What did you do? Have you been riding bikes again? Wow that's a list. Glad you are doing better. I could stop by. When's a good time?



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Re: Any one weld Magnesium?
February 28, 2017 06:04PM
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What did you do? Have you been riding bikes again? Wow that's a list. Glad you are doing better. I could stop by. When's a good time?

More or less anytime..usually..Phone number is V there.... No bike riding but it is all left over stuff that was never taken care of...



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