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    I have read about the "magic" fillers and they tend to come and go. Tried and true practice tends to win out IMO.

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    The best cast iron welds I've seen we're done with gas. I avoid it best I can unless it's someone special. Cast steel on the other hand is a no brainer.

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    A guy I used to work with taught me a bit about cast and I've had really good luck with it so far, maybe I've been lucky?
    I've tried pre and post heating for welding, I've tried using cast rod on an arc welder, all of these with minimal success. Best luck I've had is to gouge it with a grinder and just hit it with a MIG welder and walk away. If it splatters and blows out, you are screwed anyways, if now, weld that sucker up and call it a day! I know it sounds crazy and simple, but sometimes simple works, and this seems to work well for me. I've welded up gun hammers, spare tire carriers, air compressor mounts and so on with no problems.

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    Really? What kind of wire/gas? Sounds interesting.

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    Argon 75/25 mix and regular steel wire. Nothing fancy about it at all.

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    I looked into getting a wire feed setup for aluminium, it worked out cheaper to get an ac tig setup.

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    steady hands there.
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    Skill!

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    Nice. I should get the tig torch set up on my welder.

    Is that one bike frame brass welded?
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