You can accomplish a similar event by using straight Argon, high amps and wire feed. Turn your lense waaaay up. Very bright arc. I've never "used" it but experimented with Argon........
Seems easier to just cut out the bad and weld in the new. At least for me.
Yes I am familiar with spray transfer with mig welding I am curious if anyone ever used this or knew what it cost though. I agree in terms of getting a little repair at home that cutting and welding is prolly the quickest easiest route
just interested in the process and why someone would use it instead of MIG that's all
I had an oportunity to "play with" a torch based, spray welding rig at a trade show some few years ago. If worked very well for: hard facing; manifold repair; building up eroded or missing parts (tabs, ears, holes). In less than 20 minutes i qualified, "expert" (or so the salesmen claimed, LOL).
Didn't buy it though. In hind site there have only been afew things that it would have been the "cat's Meow" for.
Airgas Gaspro was the vendor. I want to say that the kit and initial consumables were around $600.00 at the time.
lol have you walked outside... everything is bad for your health..
i could see some definite grinding involved but this is interesting... there were some people on the forum who wanted to powder coat their trucks (body tubs) but of course you can't powdercoat bondo.. this might be an appropriate workable substance that would be able to be powdercoated
I used the one here in Tucker, Georgia. I believe the mix is mostly liquid zinc. They filled in some holes in my front fenders. I still need to clean them up and smooth out, but I am very impressed. I will probably have more done at their shop.