I'll keep that suggestion in mind. Thanks.
Aww shucks. You definitely helped me early on! I wanna share the one part I'm most proud of on that Dart. Factory roof seams are halfway through the C pillar but the vinyl top rusted out to the top of the quarter panel. Our donor only had half of what we needed from the seam down so we had to get the other chunks shipped. Welded the donors together then onto the car. One side was easy, the other side's donors were bent differently SOMEHOW. Yeah... that was by far the most challenging repair I've done. Welding the roof skin itself back on was easy! I'm pretty proud of how it all turned out. I need to return to it to do a little hammering and a little bit of filler before it's officially done but my buddy's actually able to drive it without the fear that roof chunks are going to fly off and kill someone.WTFG! I'm impressed young man, you have a lot of heart. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Only welding right now is MIG and none of my equipment is HF. So you think long sleeved FR jackets are good enough for not having bright red arms at the end of the day (over necessitating leather)? I do my best not to skimp on safety equipment but there's a big difference between spending $35 and $170. I've been doing an increasingly large amount of sheet metal stuff.I do a fair amount of welding, mostly mig some big. You didn't say what process you were using but if it's just mig on sheet/light gauge or tig you'll be fine with an FR shirt. You may want to splurge a bit and get a better hood than the HF hood. If I'm not doing a lot and it's relatively low power I'll wear a long sleeve shirt. The issue isn't with UV as long as the skin is covered. It's with getting burned. I do cages and chassis (usually .120 plus) more than sheet and many times and perhaps most times out of position and it's easy to get burned. I've got a Lincoln jacket that's a combination FR back with suede sides and arms. Don't cheap out on the gloves, get some that are comfortable yet allow flexibility.