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can anyone confirm that you are able to weld aluminized steel mufflers with a mig welder? and what exactly is aluminized steel? :confused:

i want to make sure that i will definately be able to install this muffler before i go ahead and order it...
 

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Yes, you can weld it. A lot of factory exhaust use aluminized steel. It will rust at the weld, and the weld itself will be a little dirty. I used to deal with it all the time fabbing sheetmetal. It won't take SOLDER. But we spot welded it all day for vent shafts. Mig was fine. I think that cold galv will burn off, so I don't know if it would help to coat the welds with it on an exhaust. Aluminizing is like zinc plating, or anodizing. But, like its' name, it is an aluminum base mix, not just zinc. SO, don't do this in the rain. BAD IDEA.....
 

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surfpunk said:
can anyone confirm that you are able to weld aluminized steel mufflers with a mig welder? and what exactly is aluminized steel? :confused:

i want to make sure that i will definately be able to install this muffler before i go ahead and order it...

Aluminized steel is basically just carbon steel with a thin coating of aluminum to resist rust. Yes you can weld aluminized steel with a mig or tig welder and I remember reading that you use regular welding wire. I could be wrong though so just call an exhaust shop and ask to be sure.
 

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yeah i just welded mine on with dual shield mig couple weeks ago, basically made my own with 90$ in parts total, best 90$ ive ever spent
 

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surfpunk said:
can anyone confirm that you are able to weld aluminized steel mufflers with a mig welder? and what exactly is aluminized steel? :confused:

i want to make sure that i will definately be able to install this muffler before i go ahead and order it...
Make sure you use a wire brush and remove the aluminum coating where you are going to weld. Then recoat it after you weld it. You can buy the high temperature coating at just about any auto parts store.
 
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