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Hobart ER5356 Aluminum Welding Wire 1-Lb. Spool - .035 Wire

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Hobart ER5356 aluminum welding wire is a general-purpose type aluminum alloy, which is typically chosen for its relatively high shear strength. Wire Size in. 035, Welding Processes General purpose, Wire Material Aluminum alloy, Product Type Welding wire, Weight lbs. 1, Compatible With MIG welders. Offers excellent corrosion resistance when exposed to salt water Used for welding 5000 series aluminum base metals
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Can I use this wire to weld aluminum without gas?

I have a wire feed welder and I am using gasless flux wire on steel. Can I use aluminum wire the same way or do I need to have gas?
 
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No, you need to use a shielding gas when welding aluminum. 100 % argon is most commonly used with aluminum.
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No, you must have shielding gas to weld aluminum. And it has to be 100% argon - carbon dioxide and trigas are only for welding steel. The thread on a bottle of argon is different than a bottle of carbon dioxide or trigas, but you can you use the same flow/pressure regulator by purchasing an adapter to thread on the bottle of argon. The adapter is a lot cheaper than buying a second flow/pressure regulator.
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