Look at these welds

Old October 11th, 2016, 06:14 PM
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Look at these welds

I just got my rear end blasted and ready to paint. Do these welds look ok or should I take a few minutes to make these a little better?




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Old October 11th, 2016, 06:26 PM
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They certainly won't break, Good penetration where it is welded IMO.

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Old October 11th, 2016, 06:52 PM
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They certainly won't break, Good penetration where it is welded IMO.

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Thank you Eric. Just what I needed to know. On to paint.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 04:55 AM
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I wouldn't want to put my name on them, but they haven't failed since they passed factory inspection.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 01:51 PM
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In my opinion as a retired certified welder, I would had ground out the weld and re welded the brackets. In the first pic you can see a crack and second pic ,you have a weld that is not fully welded. Weld do fail after years of use. You had the housing out,cleaned and ready to fix. As you said it would only take a few minutes. Just my 2 cents worth.
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In my opinion as a retired certified welder, I would had ground out the weld and re welded the brackets. In the first pic you can see a crack and second pic ,you have a weld that is not fully welded. Weld do fail after years of use. You had the housing out,cleaned and ready to fix. As you said it would only take a few minutes. Just my 2 cents worth.
OK, thanks. I might go ahead and do that. Do you know if you can weld through the zinc phosphate coating? I've heard that you can, but don't know.
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That I don't know. I always had clean metal.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 09:26 PM
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Having done quite a bit of soldering in my younger days, a couple of them look like what we called "cold" joints. Very poor adhesion where the weld doesn't melt into the metal. We wanted to see a smooth flow onto the metal.
This fault would happen when one metal wasn't brought up to the proper temp as the other. Thus, a cold solder (weld) joint.
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