Originally Posted by Koji
Now we're talking.
This exhaust is for a car that makes the exhaust even less visible than it is on your average Subaru. I absolutely don't care what it looks like as long as it functions.
Just because it isn't going to be visible to everyone, doesn't mean you should care what it looks like, or at least try to make it look good. Thats not the best attitude to have about it.
I am a welder, I currently work @ 3 different places. my full time job is mostly structural steel, and some railings and what not. All the welds need to be done right, but, don't always have to look that amazing, in fact a few of us get told quite often not to make the stuff look so good because it doesn't matter. My part time job is mostly ornamental and has to look good. My 3rd welding job is @ my friends fabrication shop. (my user name) there we deal mostly with TIG, chrom-moly roll cages, stainless exhaust and turbo headers, and aluminum intercoolers and intercooler plumbing, so, everything welded there needs to look as good as it can possibly look while being as strong as it can be. And no matter what I am welding at any of the places i work i always try and make it look as good as my ability will allow me. It's good practice, and the more you weld, the better you get. If you always go into it with the attitude of, ohh, this cant be seen, it doesn't matter, then you are gonna start bad habits. but if you treat every single weld like it's in a visible area on a show car, then when it comes time to weld something that everyone CAN see you will just be able to weld it like you weld everything else.
thats my opinion anyways, i hate when people half ass and cut corners. if you just take the time to try to make it look good and fit good it will just make you a better welder/fabricator overall in the end. it's time well spent if you ask me.
but as for your exhaust, MIG is fine, my whole exhaust is MIG welded (it's all 3" Mild Steel) and it looks pretty good.