Welding Machines And Car Repair

Welding Machines And Car Repair


one, two, three, four! Rev up your engines! It’s time for the Scotty Kilmer Channel today I’m going to talk a little about why you might think about
getting an electric arc welder, to fix things on your car, now electric arc
welders are really simple devices, they’re basically just a giant transformer, to
put on a lot of electricity so you can weld with electricity,
they’re very rugged machines, I bought this one on sale for about 200 bucks at
harbor freight tools, and when your looking for a good welder, pick it up,
if it’s heavy like this one, you know it’s solidly built, and if you’re working
on cars, this 225 amp welder is strong enough, and they’re very simple devices, you
just turn the on switch, turns it on, then you crank the crank, to change the
current readings, whether you want to higher or lower, in this case we’re
setting it at about 125 amps, because I’m using a 1/8 inch welding rod, and welding
heavy steel, that’s a pretty good setting, now admittedly, welding is sort of an art,
but you get very good basic books to tell you what kind of rods to use, what kind
of settings to use, for what kind of welding, we’re just going to show you how
basic weld works now, the ground clamp is just ground to the metal piece that
you’re welding on, then the welding rod just goes into the positive wire, to do
the welding with, and of course I’m going to be wearing a welding helmet, so I don’t
get blind, and I’m using a special helmet, it’s autodarkening, so you can see a
little, but once the flash comes up, that activates the solar panel, which turns
it’s super dark, so you can see the weld, if you don’t get one of these in just a
real dark one, you’re always lifting it up and down
looking at the work, this way you can keep the helmet on the whole time, and of
course you want to wear good old leather gloves to keep the sparks from getting
your hands and burning you, and anything long-sleeve to keep it from getting on
your skin, now in welding, you have to have bare metal surface, so you got to
get all the paint off, that way when the clamps are on, you get
full electrical power, now when you start, you have to start an arc, so you
scratch it a little, then it starts arching, then you start to apply a bead and stay about an 1/8 inch away from the arch, you want to get little swirls like this in a line, you’ll get good with
practice, just practice for a while, I found that the best thing to do is to
get different pieces of metal, practice on them, get a book that shows what kind
of rods to use and what kind of metals, and how much thickness metal to use what
kind of amperage on your welder, and you’ll be able to weld things together
really well, after a few days of practice, and here’s a tip, the welding rods are
covered with this flux, if you store it where it’s humid and wet, the flux will come
off, so do what I do, store them in the refrigerator, because there’s no
place dryer than the inside of a fridge, it’s really dry, keeps them from going out, I
store my gunpowder in there too, so the next time something big breaks on your
car, don’t buy an expensive part, weld it back together, because if you buy it on
sale like me, a good welder is the best 200 bucks you’ll ever spend on tools, and
remember if you have any car questions visit the scotty kilmer channel,
and I’ll answer them as soon as I get back from paradise, assuming I come back!

100 thoughts on “Welding Machines And Car Repair

  1. and if you are welding directly on the car disconnect the battery (don't let the battery cables touch the body) or just keep the engine running 🙂

  2. Hey Scotty, about storing your rods in the fridge yes they are suppose to stay dry  but it also helps to keep them relatively warm and a fridge is probably not the best place for them. I'm sure a humidor wouldnt be that hard to make and the rods will act a lot better on start up.

  3. I just bought the same helmet… and a 90 amp flux welder from HF. First time welder.
    Anyway… Can I weld onto a car part when it's still connected?
    I want to weld a socket onto the inner tie rod on a 03 Ford Focus because I the rod connector is stock and completely round at the rack and pinion. I can't get a pipe wrench in there even with the steering wheel completely turned. Just bought an angle grinder to make edges for a socket but a 4.5in grinder is still a bit big for the cavity.
    I want to weld a socket to it and impact it off but I don't want to damage anything electrical or pull off the rack and pinion just to weld it. Any advice?

  4. Like always great video Scotty! i'm adding a link for the top selling welding machine on ebay:
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  5. Mr Scotty Kilmer

    I bought a new SMART TOOLS Arc welding machine , and a (6013) 2.5mm welding rods .

    i want to weld on my front quarter panel which is made from very then metal, it has a rusty bottom end .and i want to replace it with fine clean metal sheet .

    what is the best rods for this job ?

    is the higher amps better for thin metal or the lower amps ?

    can i weld a muffler using it ?

  6. Is it okay to weld on the K-cradle (crossmember? subframe? idk what its called). The corner that holds the front control arm bolt on a 2003 Corolla (Matrix) that was wrecked was damaged and I hate to replace the whole thing when just the corner is damaged. It would be welded by or under the direct supervision of a experienced welder. Thanks scotty for the videos.

  7. @Scotty Kilmer 
    Is an arc welder suitable for the replacement of rusted out metal parts like the bottom half of your door and replace it with new steel then angle grind smooth and fill with bondo OR is the arc welder much too strong for this and only suitable for jobs you dont see like under the car, cills etc
    Finally if i replaced the wheel arches on my vehicle (cut old rusted ones out) and welded in new skins would the arc welder warp the existing panle with the heat it generates OR is it okay for this use too??
    Thanks in advance i am going to buy one very soon after i find out which one is suitable for my application.

  8. Does anybody know what the maximum AMPAGE i am likely to need or use with an ARC welder for use on cars?
    Is 100 A enough for most jobs or should i buy a more powerful one

  9. I read so many post saying don't arc weld panels on cars incase of blow through.arc welders are cheaper to buy than mig.I need sills tidying on mine but I'm cautious it will blow through..

  10. 3:21 holy shit I was blinded by your super bright white legs. aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhh I should have had my welding helmet on

  11. gotta few cracks on my custom wheel. Nothing much as a life threating , but a few half inch around the lips of the rim. Two cracks to be exact. The sets was still pretty new, but my girlfriend rode my car the other day and she accidently hit a major curb and this was the result. air is leaking out due to the two cracks. Took it to all the shops around, even to a major welding shop and all were saying that their insurance wont let them touch it cuz its a safety hazard. I do understand the risk they maybe taking if they open the door to all the customer with crack rims, but my two half inch crack is nothing much as a hazard compared to a worn out tire on a car. To make a long story short nobody want to touch it. My only three options left is find an individual person that can weld custom rims, do it myself or toss it and buy a new set, which i really dont want to due to my tight budget. Please any advise. Can this portable weld you are dancing about can fix my problem.

  12. Most people would be way better off buying a wire welder. It takes a lot of practice making a good bead with a rod welder.

  13. this is all the subject of wheel alignment. I have been into to car shops waited around for 45 minutes and they couldn't do it because that you many cars they are working on. There has to be a way for a person to do a wheel alignment at home.

  14. Lol laying a bead in the wrong place on the wrong material can lead to the weld cracking, i.e on cast parts, suspension parts where there is movement and flexing involved… And rods are best left somewhere warm. Mig is much better for light gauge work.

  15. The concept of welders being better quality if they are heavy is not true, newer welders are inverter based and much lighter, and can be much better, and a mig welder is more useful, particularly a good one like a miller, trust me you will thank yourself for spending the extra money

  16. Scotty, when you said anything long sleeved, you forgot polyester is not only flammable but when it burns it can melt into your skin and cause 3rd degree burns and require surgery and possibly skin graphs to fix and don't forget the safety glasses!!! anyone looking to learn welding tip id search here for them chucke2009(?) is great for tip and tricks (I'm not affiliated with chuckE just used him in welding school to help me hammer down some positions and techniques) you should make a video with chuckE, Scotty that would be awesome! I believe both of y'all are in the lone star state and well educated and entertaining! not to mention mixing of viewers which wouldn't hurt! keep it up!

  17. Scotty, when you said anything long sleeved, you forgot polyester is not only flammable but when it burns it can melt into your skin and cause 3rd degree burns and require surgery and possibly skin graphs to fix and don't forget the safety glasses!!! anyone looking to learn welding tip id search here for them chucke2009(?) is great for tip and tricks (I'm not affiliated with chuckE just used him in welding school to help me hammer down some positions and techniques) you should make a video with chuckE, Scotty that would be awesome! I believe both of y'all are in the lone star state and well educated and entertaining! not to mention mixing of viewers which wouldn't hurt! keep it up!

  18. Scotty, when you said anything long sleeved, you forgot polyester is not only flammable but when it burns it can melt into your skin and cause 3rd degree burns and require surgery and possibly skin graphs to fix and don't forget the safety glasses!!! anyone looking to learn welding tip id search here for them chucke2009(?) is great for tip and tricks (I'm not affiliated with chuckE just used him in welding school to help me hammer down some positions and techniques) you should make a video with chuckE, Scotty that would be awesome! I believe both of y'all are in the lone star state and well educated and entertaining! not to mention mixing of viewers which wouldn't hurt! keep it up!

  19. Ok scotty, but what about welding my 1978 peugeot body that's only 0.8mm thick? I tried and the rod will either stick and not weld or make holes in the body.. 🙁

  20. Don't buy that welder its a piece of shit. for $50 more you can get a nice Everlast or an AHP inverter that will serve you much better.

  21. I like your videos, so how to say this, welding is a good idear high quality ARC welding on 1-2 mm tin is next to impossible WIG welding is the best choice pure clean strong welds and a lot easier to handle, yes a wig welder is more expencive but after 3 rust repairs it has payed of have a friend let you try both ARC and WIG welding on 1-2 mm tin there is no comparison.

  22. Ok we all know you know about cars but you don’t know much about welding, you can’t tell if a welder is good by the weight,everlast,hobart,Miller,Lincoln and a but load of others have light portable welder but are built better than that Chicago electric, and are lighter… smdh also 7018 rods need to be kept in a heater, but I didn’t pay attention to what rods you were using…

  23. As a licensed mechanic (retired), I found this video to be ill-advised. Welding is a specialised trade to begin with. To even consider DIY on a vehicle is very dangerous advice, bordering on criminal. SHAME ON YOU Scotty Kilmer, you ought to be arrested.

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  25. Would like to see more on grounds when welding.  Have seen guys ground to the body then weld on the engine.  Forces heavy current through the same ground strap that is part of the cars electrical and computer systems – expensive ouch.

  26. So basically the video consisted of ,buy a welder,buy a book and practice …oh and my fridge is good for rods,gunpowder and strange stuff like milk……next!

  27. As a welding student, there are a few things I'd like to mention. When it comes to welding involving cars, I wouldn't recommend using a stick welder. MIG, Flux core, or Oxy Fuel welding will work well for car repairs. I would say the only time you should use stick welding is when you're going to weld metal together if it's gonna be used for handling high stress. Such as the car frame or building a trailer

  28. DO NOT under any circumstances weld on steering or suspension components. Do not weld trailer hitches. Do not weld tanks or hydraulic components. Do not weld on a vehicle with any fuel leak. I'm a pro and every millimeter I weld is inspected and/or tested. If you are a backyard guy treat every weld as if it could fail because you're using cheap equipment and you don't know what the quality of steel you are welding. Seriously, be careful.

    I see you still have the guard on your grinder. Good job, Scotty. I'm proud of you.

  29. Awful just awful, please just stick to your genius work in the mechanic feild and at least use your money to buy a used name brand welder

  30. If it's heavy that means it's a good one. When I opened it up there were a couple of bricks inside.
    And I store my cocaine in the fridge but my kids mistake it for powdered sugar

  31. Welders use high current low voltage and the weight doesn’t mean its quality its the transfimer inside😂

  32. Looking to build a welding bed on my truck because I do mobile welding . after the bed is built I wanna weld off the back of my truck like pipe stuff like that . but will it short my computer if I don't disconnect the cables .

  33. Remember if you are inside, even with open doors or windows, make sure you use a welding exhaust. The process of welding produces hazardous chemicals such as manganese and hexavalent chromium. These chemicals produced by welding exhaust fumes are known to cause severe instances of brain damage and lung cancer. Because of these detrimental effects, it is essential to have a weld fume ventilation system installed to protect the health and safety of welders and those who are working in welding environments.

  34. I hate to say anything negative, about this obvious car wizard, but This is a very broad topical video, just enough to get a novice in trouble; and put your self in a lot of potential danger. Arc Welders, maybe for structural problems, but, MiG/TiG is more universally used.

  35. Scotty, as a welder, your as much use as an ejector seat in a helicopter. Steve wonder could weld better than you, you were obviously doing the morse code form of welding, dit dit dash, dit dit dash, comedy gold.

  36. Storing rods in a refrigerator is a bad idea. Once they are pulled out to use in the outside temperature, moisture will start to appear just like anything else you pull out of a refrigerator. Welding rods and moisture do not mix well together. It ruins the flux on the rod and causes holes (porosity) to appear in the welds making the weld insufficient.
    Solar panels in the welding hood do net darken the lens. The light sensors do that. The solar panels re-charge the battery in the welding hood.

  37. I always thought welding with rods would burn holes through car sheet metal… right?
    Would be great for at home use if it worked… but my feeling about this, is that it's not the correct type of welding.

  38. Scotty Kilmer, as much as I respect you as a mechanic, please outsource your welding to people qualified to do so.

    If you weld on something, say frame, axle, or other structural part, and it breaks and injures, maims, or kills someone, you are 100% liable for that if you don't have the certifications to do so, as well as be bonded and insured.

    love your videos though

  39. As a welder. Im very upset. "If its heavy, its built good". And you store them in fridges? They need to be kept in a rod oven.

  40. If welding something on your car remember to disconnect the car battery , otherwise you could mess up all your electrics

  41. Your welding rods are actually supposed to be warmed prior to welding if they aren’t it can cause porosity which will make a weak weld and it won’t hold as strong they’re special rod ovens for that but yeah they can’t get wet that’s 100% they become useless once wet

  42. As a welder this has to a joke! Atleast I’d hope it is! Because I repair jobs from people who buy those machines and think they can weld on their vehicles and exhaust! Also those welds are awful and should not be used to show someone how it is supposed to look! And fridges are awful to store welding rods!

  43. I’m a welder, auto darkening is okay for maybe a hobby but will deteriorate your eyes. Even the expensive ones will stop working during a weld. And welding is an art not sort of. And dontttttt store your rods in a fridge, my god. Store it in a dry area not a cold damp machine. They literally have rod ovens to keep them warm

  44. well, welding car panels with a cheap AC welder may make holes through the sheet metal, the best is either a classic oxyacetilene or a MIG or TIG welder, but as stick welder, if you are planning to fix car body panels then go for a IGBT welder (a stick welder inverter which welds in DC)

  45. Haha stick to being a mechanic. You're suppose to hold your stick rod almost straight up and down.. 0° – 15°

  46. IGBT welders are ruling the world. You really can't manipulate the arc waveform characteristics easily with transformer based welders.

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