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Im going to have some welding to do on the Jambovan in the near future.
When butt welding ,ie one panel up to another without a lip what size gap should i be leaving to allow for any expansion ? .
Is weld through primer a good thing to use to help stop corrosion of welded areas or just it just burn off making it a pointless exercise.
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I usually but weld to a gap of a slitting disc or less. Using a technique of tack, move 3 inches tack, repeat until the whole seam is weld. This reduces distortion.

Weld through primer I try and use as much as possible but I mainly use it where the welded joint won’t be visible after I’ve welded it. Ie, plug welded faces. On a but jointed panel, chances are you can grind back and paint both sides after work has been completed.


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