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Mike,

These pics come from a new aerospace test facility that they are constructing at the University of Notre Dame. The SSF-6 is working great.

 

aluminum welding and metal repair

I am attempting to make all of these fittings air tight as they are used for pressure measurements. We can¹t have any leaks. I had very little warpage of my base metal and I think this is really going to work out very well.

 

metal fabrication and repair with muggyweld

Thank you,

 

David Hipskind
Turbomachinery Technician
The University of Notre Dame
Institute for Flow Physics and Control (FLOWPAC)
The Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research

 

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Super Alloy 1

Super Alloy 5

SSF-6 Silver Solder

Cool Blue

Cast Iron

Aluminum

Pot Metal

Steel

 

General FAQ

  1. Do you have any distributors in my area?
  2. How can I become a distributor of your products?
  3. What is a good setting for my oxy-acetylene torch?
  4. Do I need a special torch to use your products?
  5. What should I use to finish the metal after brazing?
  6. How do I use {insert any welding rod here} welding rod?
  7. I thought welding meant that the parent metal was melted, so how can you consider your products "welding"?
  8. Can you repair my part?
  9. Can you mail me a catalog?
  10. Will your flux work with my rod?
  11. Can I have a free sample?  Can I buy just one rod?

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Shipping FAQ

  1. Can you ship FedEx DHL or UPS using my account number?
  2. Can you ship to an address other than the billing address?
  3. How do you ship your packages?
  4. Where are you located?
  5. I live in WA, can I come and pick up an order rather than having it shipped?
  6. I ordered today. When will my package be shipped?
  7. Where is my flux?
  8. Can you mail me a receipt?
  9. My package shows as shipped?  When will I receive it?

 

Super Alloy 1 FAQ

  1. What is the difference between Super Alloy 1 & Super Alloy 5?
  2. I've bought aluminum rods that were demonstrated on pop/beer cans at the fair and it didn't work when I took it home. Is this the same rod?
  3. How do I prepare the base metal?
  4. Can you build up with Super Alloy 1?
  5. How do I remove the flux?
  6. Why is the Super Alloy 1 flux turning black when I use it?
  7. Is an oxy-acetylene torch too hot for Super Alloy 1?
  8. I've run out of flux, can I order it separately?
  9. Can my part be plated after using Super Alloy 1?
  10. Can Super Alloy 1 be used for cast aluminum?

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Super Alloy 5 FAQ

  1. What is the difference between Super Alloy 1 & Super Alloy 5?
  2. I've bought aluminum rods that were demonstrated on pop/beer cans at the fair and it didn't work when I took it home. Is this the same rod? 
  3. How do I prepare the base metal?
  4. Can I use a soldering iron with Super Alloy 5?
  5. Why is the base metal (aluminum) melting and the Alloy 5 is not flowing?
  6. Why does the rod ball up when I am welding?
  7. How do I remove the flux?
  8. I left the lid off my Super Alloy 5 flux and now it's pasty. Is it ruined?
  9. How do I weld thick to thin aluminum?
  10. I've run out of flux, can I order it separately?
  11. What size tip would I use with my oxyacetylene?

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SSF-6 Silver Solder FAQ

  1. How much silver is in your SSF-6 silver solder?
  2. How do I prepare the base metal?
  3. Can I use a soldering iron with SSF-6 Silver Solder?
  4. Why does the rod ball up when I am welding?
  5. I want to join stainless steel to copper. Can this be done? And if so, what should I use?
  6. Do I need to use an oxy-acetylene with your silver solder?
  7. How do I remove the flux?
  8. I've run out of flux, can I order it separately?

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Cool Blue Heat Paste FAQ

  1. What do I do if the heat paste dries out?
  2. Can your heat paste be used in all positions?
  3. Is your heat paste reusable?

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Cast Iron FAQ

  1. I have a small crack in my cast iron engine with a little water seepage. Can I weld it, or should I buy another one?
  2. Can I weld my cast iron block while it's on the car?
  3. I don't have a welding machine and I need my cast iron exhaust manifold repaired. What should I do?
  4. Nothing will stick to my cast iron, what should I do?
  5. How many inches will the arc rod deposit?
  6. Why is the cast iron rod is balling up or blobbing?
  7. The cast iron is burning away or undercutting, what should I do?
  8. Can I weld over an existing weld?
  9. Do I have to preheat my cast iron part?

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Aluminum FAQ

  1. Which alloy should I use on aluminum?
  2. Should I use a small tip when working on aluminum?
  3. How do I weld thick to thin aluminum?
  4. I've bought aluminum rods that were demonstrated on pop/beer cans at the fair and it didn't work when I took it home. Is this the same rod?

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Pot Metal FAQ

  1. How can I find out if a part is pot metal or aluminum?
  2. Can I fill pits in pot metal?
  3. Can my part be plated after using Super Alloy 1?
  4. Can I bend my pot metal back?

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Stainless & Steel FAQ

  1. I want to join stainless steel to copper. Can this be done? And if so, what should I use?
  2. I can't get to the back of the tube to work on my steel. Can I still weld it?
  3. How do I fill holes in thin steel?

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General FAQ

Do you have any distributors in my area?

We are an internet based company only, and we're happy to ship anywhere worldwide. Call us at (360) 357-4770.
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How can I become a distributor of your products?

You can download a copy of our distributor agreement HERE for more information.
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What is a good setting for my oxy-acetylene torch?

20 Oxygen, 5 Acetylene is good for brazing or soldering.
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Do I need a special torch to use your products?

Super Alloy 1 works well with propane or MAPP gas. Oxyacetylene can be used but turn the oxygen down to avoid overheating the rod. Super Alloy 5 works well with oxyacetylene, propane, and MAPP gas. SSF-6 works well with oxyacetylene, propane, and MAPP gas. SSQ-6 works well with oxyacetylene, propane, and MAPP gas.


Note: Always use oxyacetylene on large masses of aluminum, thick aluminum, or cast aluminum.
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What should I use to finish the metal after brazing?

Grinding wheels or sanding disks for the arc rods. Sanding disks, Dremel tool, sand paper, light grinding wheels etc for the brazing and soldering rods. If working on pot metal or white metal it doesn't take much to gouge the parent metal so sanding disks or lighter tools are recommended.
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How do I use {insert any welding rod here} welding rod?

We specialize in the use of our Super Alloy line and are unable to answer questions related to other welding rods.
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I thought welding meant that the parent metal was melted, so how can you consider your products "welding"?

The dictionary definition of welding is:

To join (metals) by applying heat, sometimes with pressure and sometimes with an intermediate or filler metal having a high melting point.
To bring into close association or union.

Based on this definition, yes, our welding products are welding.
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Can you repair my part?

No. Muggy Weld sells rods to DIY. We do not make weld parts for customers.
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Can you mail me a catalog?

We do not mail catalogs, but you can download one HERE in Adobe Acrobat format.
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Will your flux work with my rod?

Our rods and fluxes are chemically synergistic, so they will only work together, they cannot be used with any other rod or flux.
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Can I have a free sample?  Can I buy just one rod?

No.  We do not ship free samples or sell single welding rods.
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Shipping FAQ

Can you ship FedEx DHL or UPS using my account number?

Answer:  Yes. Call 866-684-4993 to place your order
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Can you ship to an address other than the billing address?

Answer:   We can as long as the address we're shipping to is on file with your credit card company on file.   Please email your bank telephone number from the back of your card.
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How do you ship your packages?

Answer:   UPS, with delivery confirmation, which is sent to the email address entered on the payment form. FedEx is available for an additional fee.
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Why do you use UPS?

Answer:   On the whole, UPS arrives quicker, is more reliable and less expensive than any other method.
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Where are you located?

Answer:   Olympia, WA
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I live in WA, can I come and pick up an order rather than having it shipped?

Answer:   Sorry, we ship all packages
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I ordered today. When will my package be shipped?

Answer:   We ship all packages UPS--Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  We aim to ship packages within 72 hours of order placement, but this is not guaranteed.   Please allow 14 business days for your package to arrive.  UPS shipments are estimated 2-5 business days, depending on the priority level, but not guaranteed.  If you need your delivery guaranteed sooner than 14 business days, please call 866-684-4993 and request overnight or 2nd day air shipment (for an extra shipping fee). 
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Where is my flux?

Answer:  Please open both ends of your package when looking for your flux.  We place each flux in a bubble wrap envelope and secure it tightly so it will not move during shipment.
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Can you mail me a receipt?

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My package shows as shipped?  When will I receive it?

Answer:  We do not have any ability to track/locate/deliver your package once we've dropped it off at the shipper.  While UPS estimates delivery times, they are not guaranteed times.  This is an internal UPS issue and we cannot answer questions regarding "Why hasn't this been scanned" or "Where is my package"--please refer all questions to your UPS office once you've received a tracking number.  We cannot request a package trace until the package has been out for 30 days.
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Super Alloy 1 FAQ

What is the difference between Super Alloy 1 & Super Alloy 5?

Super Alloy 1 is a solder (20,000 psi), Super Alloy 5 is a weld (30,000 psi). Both work on aluminum, but the Super Alloy 1 can join dissimilar metals as well.
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I've bought aluminum rods that were demonstrated on pop/beer cans at the fair and it didn't work when I took it home. Is this the same rod?

No. We demonstrate our rods in practical applications such as radiator repair, and we always allow observers to try it before they buy it when we are demonstrating our products in person.
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How do I prepare the base metal?

For Super Alloy 1, you can either sandblast, use a wire brush, or use a grinder to "v" out cracks.
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Can you build up with Super Alloy 1?

Yes, you have to back off the heat and build with a low flame until you reach the desired coverage.
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How do I remove the flux?

After welding, warm water and a wire brush will remove any remaining flux.
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Why is the Super Alloy 1 flux turning black when I use it?

You are overheating the flux. The flux acts as a temperature guide, so if it turns black, wash it off and reapply, being careful to evenly heat the base metal gently.
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Is an oxy-acetylene torch too hot for Super Alloy 1?

No, just turn the oxygen way down and use a carbeurizing flame or long feather.
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I've run out of flux, can I order it separately?

For Super Alloy 1, yes.
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Can my part be plated after using Super Alloy 1?

Yes, Super Alloy 1 plates beautifully.
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Can Super Alloy 1 be used for cast aluminum?

No, our Super Alloy 5 is designed for use on cast aluminum.
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Super Alloy 5 FAQ

What is the difference between Super Alloy 1 & Super Alloy 5?

Super Alloy 1 is a solder (20,000 psi), Super Alloy 5 is a weld (30,000 psi). Both work on aluminum, but the Super Alloy 1 can join dissimilar metals as well.
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I've bought aluminum rods that were demonstrated on pop/beer cans at the fair and it didn't work when I took it home. Is this the same rod?

No. We demonstrate our rods in practical applications such as radiator repair, and we always allow observers to try it before they buy it when we are demonstrating our products in person.
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How do I prepare the base metal?

It is not necessary to prepare the base metal for Super Alloy 5.
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Can I use a soldering iron with Super Alloy 5?

No, only Super Alloy 1 can be used with a soldering iron.
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Why is the base metal (aluminum) melting and the Alloy 5 is not flowing?

You must add flux every time you add rod, as the flux burns away while you're working on thick aluminum.
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Why does the rod ball up when I am welding?

The base metal is too cold, you need to back the rod up and heat the base metal in a broad fashion.  Large masses of aluminum dissipate heat quickly.  Always use oxyacetylene on large masses of aluminum, thick aluminum, or cast aluminum.
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How do I remove the flux?

After welding, warm water and a wire brush will remove any remaining flux.
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I left the lid off my Super Alloy 5 flux and now it's pasty. Is it ruined?

No. It can be used, however it is messy. You don't need to heat the rod to apply the flux, as it is already in a liquid state. When you apply the flux to the metal it will be pasty, then turn powdery, then turn back into a liquid. Its performance or strength is not affected whatsoever.
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How do I weld thick to thin aluminum?

Concentrate the heat on the thick part, as the heat will transfer easily to the thinner aluminum.  Note: Always use oxyacetylene on large masses of aluminum or thick aluminum.
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I've run out of flux, can I order it separately?

For Super Alloy 5, yes.
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What size tip would I use with my oxyacetylene?

Size 2 or 3.
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Silver Solder FAQ

How much silver is in your SSF-6 silver solder?

Our SSF-6 Silver Solder is 56% silver.
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How do I prepare the base metal?

You can use a Dremel tool, steel wool, a sander, or a wire wheel.
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Can I use a soldering iron with SSF-6 Silver Solder?

No, only our Super Alloy 1 can be used with a soldering iron.
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Why does the rod ball up when I am welding?

The base metal is too cold, you need to back the rod up and heat the base metal in a broad fashion.
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I want to join stainless steel to copper. Can this be done? And if so, what should I use?

Our SSF-6 silver solder is your answer. It is very high strength with no porosity and it works great on tight fits.
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Do I need to use an oxy-acetylene with your silver solder?

On thin metal or small parts, propane or Mapp Gas works fine. Use an oxy-acetylene with heavy gauge metals.
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How do I remove the flux?

After welding, warm water and a wire brush will remove any remaining flux.
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I've run out of flux, can I order it separately?

Yes.
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Cool Blue Heat Paste FAQ

What do I do if the heat paste dries out?

Since it is an all-natural paste, simply add a little water to refresh. Reuse over and over.
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Can your heat paste be used in all positions?

Yes, it will mold to almost any surface in any position.
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Is your heat paste reusable?

Yes, it can be reused indefinitely.
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Cast Iron FAQ

I have a small crack in my cast iron engine with a little water seapage. Can I weld it, or should I buy another one?

Our philosophy is if you have the right tool then fix it. There is alot of time and expense involved in changing engines as compared to a few minutes and a few dollars to repair it.
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Can I weld my cast iron block while it's on the car?

As long as you can get to the weld area and have room to work, 77 works well in all positions.
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I don't have a welding machine and I need my cast iron exhaust manifold repaired. What should I do?

Find a welding shop in your area and ask if they can repair cast iron. If not, ask them if they will weld it if you bring in the electrode. Most welders will say yes & end up buying the rest of your rods once they try our 72 & 77.
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Nothing will stick to my cast iron, what should I do?

Our 72 rod was designed just for this problem. 72 anchors into even burnt cast iron, so you can use it as a base and then finish with 77 for machinability.
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How many inches will the arc rod deposit?

It depends on the depth and width of the bevel. On a flat surface you can average about 9 to 10 inches.
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Why is the cast iron rod is balling up or blobbing?

You need to turn up the amperage.
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The cast iron is burning away or undercutting, what should I do?

You need to turn down the amperage.
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Can I weld over an existing weld?

To avoid weld failure, all existing welding alloys must be removed prior to applying 72 or 77 electrodes.
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Do I have to preheat my cast iron part?

Preheating is not necessary, but gently heating the part with a torch will lay the rod flatter when you first start your bead and will remove moisture out of the cast to prevent pinholes.
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Aluminum FAQ

Which alloy should I use on aluminum?

Super Alloy 5 is recommended for 80% of all aluminum repairs. Super Alloy 1 works well on very thin or small aluminum parts or pieces.
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Should I use a small tip when working on aluminum?

We recommend a size 1 or 2 tip with thin aluminum, and a size 3 or 4 with cast aluminum or thick aluminum.
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How do I weld thick to thin aluminum?

Concentrate the heat on the thick part, as the heat will transfer easily to the thinner aluminum.
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I've bought aluminum rods that were demonstrated on pop/beer cans at the fair and it didn't work when I took it home. Is this the same rod?

No. We demonstrate our rods in practical applications such as radiator repair, and we always allow observers to try it before they buy it when we are demonstrating our products in person.
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Pot Metal FAQ

How can I find out if a part is pot metal or aluminum?

Pot metal is generally heavier than aluminum. If the part is light it is most likely aluminum.
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Can I fill pits in pot metal?

Absolutely. See our video page for a demonstration.
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