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aluminized vs mild steel

Old 04-13-2009, 11:35 AM
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hey quick question guys whats the difference between aluminized and mild steel? i've worked with nothin but mild pretty much my whole live and stainless everynow and than, but im curiose to the pros and cons of aluminized... couple concerns right off the top of my head would be how it welds? does it create toxic gasses like stainless? durability is another one of my concerns, hows the finish hold up on these is it comparable to stainless? I guess the reason im so curious is i got a guy whos offerin me a couple bends i need for my downpipe and dump tube but he says its aluminized and i dont want to open up a can of worms here, so any one with experience with it that would like to share would be greatly appreiciated thanks
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:29 PM
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aluminized has a coating on it, thats about it
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:31 PM
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i use alumunized works great for me, im not spending a ---- load on SS even though its nice to have, but ima cheap kinda guy lol
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:59 PM
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I have aluminuzed for my IC piping Works good for that! I got it for cheap!
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:33 PM
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great thats what i was hoping, haha im in the same boat SlowVrt like i said i can get this stuff for cheap and i was hopin it be worth it and so far it souds like it will be aluminized ftw
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:02 PM
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just be sure to knock the coating off the heat zone before you weld it. the fumes can kill you at worst, and on average will make you feel deathly ill a few hours later for the rest of the day.
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I use alumized because of the coating just prep before you weld it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:03 AM
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sounds good i figured that much... cant be to much more difficult than stainless
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Toysrme View Post
just be sure to knock the coating off the heat zone before you weld it. the fumes can kill you at worst, and on average will make you feel deathly ill a few hours later for the rest of the day.
Haha yeah, take the area being welded to a bench grinder with the brush wheel.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:29 PM
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Where do you get it for so cheap?
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