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  1. #16
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    Thanks Oxx but feel i could have done a better cleaning job i wiped it down with acetone all over but inside just kept dirtying the white rag as the inside contains grease

    Glad i went mig i donno how the tig would have turned out i generally dont use enough omph with tig

    I still have the other side to weld that is 2mm material so i donno how im going to go but only have 600psi left of argon

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    Giving it a decent soak with solvent/degreaser then throwing it in the dishwasher when SWMBO isn't looking might help to clean it up.
    I take no responsibility for any injury incurred if she catches you though

    Steve

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    Haha no dish washer here mate i was on my last white rag or i would have given the inside a better clean i did clean the outside, a long the weld seam and the bit i cut made all over just didnt give the inside the best of a scrub

    The other side has me a little worried being so thin but im sure if i weld 2-3cm let it cool off and do a little more i should manage

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    Don't be too hard on yourself about the cleaning job. Aluminium castings are almost impossible to clean 100% due to their open grained and porous nature. Often you need to burn the contaminants out either with careful use of an oxy torch or by welding, grinding out and re welding. That mig welding job came up very well all things considered, although TIG would have been my weapon of choice, you seem to have a greater natural affinity with the MIG process, so it worked for you.
    One comment that I cannot help but make is to put the guard back on your angle grinder. You will want to pick your nose one day and it's much easier if your fingers are all present and accounted for )

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    Thanks Karl and yeah the guard had to come off for the boat rebuild needed to cut hirizontally and in tight V Sections where the guard would stop getting into those areas i have a bit of respect for the angle grinder and mostly use it with two hands and always very cautiously

    Early on in power tools i was cutting a crashed car and little did i know there was a lot of tension in the cars damaged front end i was cutting out the radiator sopport front right side when the steel moved just as i cut thru it grabbed the grinder and chewed the disc i crapped it and have since been cautious with using souch tools

    Always very anal about plugging the grinder in without the guard cutting toes off or running off the bench slicing across the belly those thoughts are there and are real

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    Good job . I was reading through it and thought it looked like an outboard starter end piece, was going to ask what motor it was off in case I had something at my work but you fixed it so all is good.
    All The Best steran50 Stewart

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    Hey Steran its off a Mercury 90hp 4 stroke efi 2009 i donno what one would set me back in aus but i dont really see many of this model out there, the starts aftermarket are $300 but a long wait gotta come from the usa im going to buy one but for now i need a repaired starter to test the compression on my new powerhead

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    It might be the same as a Yamaha, but I would need to see a picture of your powerhead or a serial number. I should have that part off about a 2000 yamaha four stroke 100hp. The electrics of that starter were a bit sad.
    All The Best steran50 Stewart

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