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What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby WildDuke » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:40 am

What kind of steel is the spreader bar made of and how can I weld it? Arc, mig or tig?

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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby fourperf » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:53 am

WildDuke wrote:What kind of steel is the spreader bar made of and how can I weld it? Arc, mig or tig?

stainless. tig

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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby pj sofine » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:00 am

304 stainless steel If you use mig you use a tri mix shieding gas and a 308L wire.

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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby L0KI » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:29 pm

I bought a couple pounds (a box) of 304 stainless stick welding rods and my son welded my bent Jay spreader bar and it worked very well, we added some 3/16 plate reinforcements.

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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby flyingweasel » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:12 pm

I thought it would be 316 stainless.

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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby Motion » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:15 pm

It is 316. 304 would rust in sea water.

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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby backcountry » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:07 am

OBN what kind of reinforcements did you do to your jaybar. Have had some issues with the chicken loop releasing prematurely. I think I have it figured out now, but am always looking for a full proof solution.

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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby L0KI » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:14 am

I have the freestyle version 6 and I bent the whole thing from boosting, it went from a shape like this ) to a shape like this U.
So I got some 3/16" thick stainless plate and my son Lee cut it to size and rolled it into a smiley shape, and cut a bit of the rod reinforcements Jay built on there, and then he put in the plate piece all the way across and welded it.
Looks to be pretty strong now.
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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby Nico » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:33 am

Arc tig and mig will do the job.
Just need different finishing techniques
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Re: What kind of steel is spreader bar made of?

Postby flyingweasel » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:10 pm

Motion wrote:It is 316. 304 would rust in sea water.



Correct! And in this scenario congratulations to users of 304. You have created a galvanic cell!! :claps: :claps:


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