Originally Posted by Deathclutch
just out of curiosity... when you say "wire brush all your connections" are you talking about where the flange/materials meet? Are you also talking about for stainless? Just curious... cause im a stainless sheetmetal working and ive never wire brushed stainless before welding....stainless as far as i know is not like aluminum and doesnt require brushing/cleaning before welding... assuming you dont get any dirt and greese where you are welding lol
At my shop pretty much all the metal I fab with has either been sitting outside in the scrap pile in the Oregon weather or I purchase it from a remnant yard, so its dirty. I wire brush everything I am going to weld to be on the safe side. Just make sure your welding area is clean and free from debris/contaminants.