This is an integral part of what we do. When we weld aluminum, we must take care to clean the base material and remove any aluminum oxide and hydrocarbon contamination from oils or solvents. Aluminum oxide located on the surface melts at 3700 degrees while the base material underneath melts at about 1200 degrees.
Tungsten inert gas (or…TIG) welding is the primary method used to weld aluminum. The aluminum work piece requires a lot of heat to get up to temperature. Metal inert gas (or…MIG) welding can be successfully used to weld aluminum as well. The welder must decide whether spray arc welding or pulse welding methods will be used.
It is a science and one that we have mastered at Don Embry Body Shop in Louisville. When we opened under the name of our patriarch Don things were very different in the auto body repair business. We have grown with the times and now employ the very best welders in the Louisville area. When you need us just call (502) 935-1373 or stop by at 8272 Dixie Highway.