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Wow. this'll be good. But 325 hp..............come on Jim.
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I donít understand how this was accomplished truthfully

1. In between the panels is a rubbery like substance. Like glue or seam sealer. Makes it impossible to get clean welds. Splatters everywhere

2. Where the 3 seams come together the metal is super thin so you blow right through

The only effective way I have found is to turn wire speed up a little and heat down a little. Make a cold pass, grind flat. Turn heat up a bit and speed down, make like a medium pass. Then turn heat up and wire speed up and make a hot pass.

You have to build up enough material to work with

I COMPLETELY UNDERESTIMATED THIS JOB. It truly is ridiculous amounts of work
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Gas weld is your friend here. Burn out the crap with the torch, wire brush in a grinder and then weld proper.

Yes, multi-step process.

Looks great though.
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Gas weld is your friend here. Burn out the crap with the torch, wire brush in a grinder and then weld proper.

Yes, multi-step process.

Looks great though.
Yea I only weld with gas, I had a torch and wire wheels, but it wasnít really making it any better
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Gas weld is your friend here. Burn out the crap with the torch, wire brush in a grinder and then weld proper.

Yes, multi-step process.

Looks great though.
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Yea I only weld with gas, I had a torch and wire wheels, but it wasn’t really making it any better

You only weld with gas? From earlier post about adjusting the wire speed, it sounds like you're using a MIG. Did you mean you're using gas with your MIG or torch welding? I think that JP meant to use a torch and rod to weld, not gas with your wire feed. Or maybe it's me that is misunderstanding.

Regardless, I've heard that removing the gutters is a real PITA. Looking good so far, though, even if it's a lot of work.
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You only weld with gas? From earlier post about adjusting the wire speed, it sounds like you're using a MIG. Did you mean you're using gas with your MIG or torch welding? I think that JP meant to use a torch and rod to weld, not gas with your wire feed. Or maybe it's me that is misunderstanding.

Regardless, I've heard that removing the gutters is a real PITA. Looking good so far, though, even if it's a lot of work.
Sorry, yes gas mig
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Sorry, yes gas mig
OK. I was wondering how you could have done that welding with an oxy-acetylene.

Nice documentation on drip rail removal. Not for the weak of heart.

What welder and wire are you using?
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Where did you get the wheels, and how much did you spend? Been dreaming about a set of Ruf wheels for years.
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So Iím told this is the ďunobtainable ď RUF part,...

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I hope Iím doing the RUF employee justice who was responsible for this work
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Man, to anyone thinking of shaving rain gutters, I completely underestimated this job
I have heard this statement from every person that removed rain gutters.
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I hope Iím doing the RUF employee justice who was responsible for this work
Looks F'ing great!
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I have heard this statement from every person that removed rain gutters.
Itís literally pure insanity. I donít think itís something you can even put into words, as dumb as that sounds. You really need to experience it first hard to get the level of work, frustration, and detail

They say welding is something that is learned by hands on expierence, not classroom time. I think Iím getting my fill on this one.

I tried using a torch today to burn the seam sealer out and it really didnít help. As soon as you touch it with wire it just starts splattering everywhere
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what makes it so difficult if I may ask? Is it the joint where three panels come together and thats where all the seam sealer comes in? Which is impossible to weld?
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what makes it so difficult if I may ask? Is it the joint where three panels come together and thats where all the seam sealer comes in? Which is impossible to weld?
1. The metal is very thin.
2. Seam sealer / rubber makes impossible to get clean hot welds
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After you ground your weld, it looks pretty good. You appear to have been able to get decent penetration and a reasonable weld in the end.
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Took break from gutters.

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