Anti splatter spray broham. Does a world of good when you are running the mig. Pick it up at any welding supply. Also, get a good stainelss wire wheel on a 4 1/2" grinder. That will blow off most of what you have on there. The rest comes off pretty well with a 12" straight mill file.
Doesn't make a difference pulsing or continuos. I get the same amount of spatter. I have tried a 75/25 mix but it was before I had a good handle on temp, speed and technique. I think I'm try some antispatter spray and maybe the 75/25 mix again.
60'---1.53---------------??? Best on another pass was 1.43 spinning
1/8---6.58 @ 105.92----6.25 @ 114.4
1/4---10.38 @ 126.97----9.82 @ 132
you shoulda hit those tabs with a 120 flap wheel instead of leaving the grinding rock rash behind. it makes a huge difference in appearance. off subject i know but it was the first thing i noticed in the pics.
wow...I don't think I have EVER had spatter.....when I say EVER I mean EVER! I'm running a 75/25, Ar/CO2 mix on a Miller 185.....the ONLY time I EVER have to "dress up" the welds is if I honestly DO NOT WANT A WELD......
the welds look good and there are even little "hot spots" so I would agree with everyone and say "check the gas".....
if you REALLY want to play, I have been told Helium (I think that was it.....it was quite a while ago) does wonders (never tried it)
Helium was used back in the day as the first shielding gas for a little welding process know as heli-arc (tig). It was replaced by argon and argon mixes. If you didnt use anti-platter or something of the like you had some splatter. Maybe it wasnt bad, but there was some.
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