Today we are going to learn the easiest way to remove weld spatter. Nobody likes to see weld spatter on their finished product. The spatter is most especially common in MIG welding. Pinholes are also common in MIG welding, and I’m not really sure why this is but if you use MIG welding process most of the time, then you might encounter this more than others.
When we talk about weld spatter, we are referring to the little droplets of molten metal or non-metallic material that are scattered or splashed around the place during the welding process. These are unintended. In other words, they aren’t supposed to be there! The welder will have to allot extra time to clean it up, plus it is also a waste of material and it can burn the welder if he or she isn’t wearing the proper personal protective equipment or PPE. Because of this, the welder should know what the easiest way to get rid of it is.
There’s no doubt that the easiest way would be to wipe them off like water droplets when you are done. You can do that if you have an anti-spatter spray, which you can purchase easily at Amazon or at BestBuy. Before I introduce to you the said spray, let’s check out this picture of welding spatters first.
It looks dirty and unprofessional, right? If the product I paid to be welded by a certain welder came out looking like this, we are going to be having problems. No one likes these protruding drops. As a welder, it is a part of your responsibility to get rid of it or to avoid it from forming in the first place.
Here is a product that you might like from Amazon, take a look at this:
Say hello to Hot Max 23000 Anti-Spatter Spray! Here is a picture of the bottle so that it would be easier for you to find it in online stores.
I’m sure you won’t miss it! It’s very hard to miss! As I said, with the help of this anti-spatter spray, you will be able to wipe off the spatter easily compared to using no anti-spatter spray at all. The purpose from which this product has been made is to prevent the spatter from sticking to the surface of the metal you are currently welding. The best thing about this product – aside that it helps you keep your weld clean – is that it is good for the environment because it is silicone free. This product can be purchased for only 12.98 US DOLLARS.
How do you use this? It’s really simple, all you will have to do would be to spray it on the surface of the metal that you will be welding. Let it settle. Let it dry a little bit, and then you can begin your welding.
Make sure that you spray all the surfaces that can possibly be reached by the spatter. After welding or when you want to clean the metal, you just need a cloth or a tissue to wipe them away. The spray prevents them from sticking to the metal.
What do you think about this product? Would you consider purchasing this? It is advisable to bulk buy at Amazon since you get a free shipping once you reach the minimum amount of 49.00 US DOLLARS.
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