What works well for anti-spatter and is super cheap is PAM cooking spray. I bought a can labelled for high temp grills and it works great. Rather short lived but it isnt $40 per can.Not sure if they make one, but you can get FCAW nozzles, HF carries a set of the flux core nozzles, if those wont fit, might look into the ma]or brands.
You can also get ceramic coating in a spray can, Locktite has one
By arching, do you mean fusing the tip to your material, or actual energy arching from the tip to the material?I need a ceramic cup that will fit my Titanium FCAW rig that will provide some protection from arcing the contact tip. Anyone know where I might find one?
Got the tips today and thanks BUT they dont fit my Titanium FCAW torch either. I mic'd mine and the Chicago Electric ones that you sent. Mine are .234 and those are .244.Then these should work for you. I though they were all the same length, but two were about an 1/8 longer than the other 6. You should have them around Tuesday.
I do have a tap and die set. I will see if I have the correct die for my tips. It should be too hard to cut .010 off and rethread.Is the thread pitch the same? If so, and you have a die set with the correct die, you might see if there is enough material to recut the threads, if they wont work for your friend.
Just checked my Hoabarts, and they are 24, which is why I had issues with both.I do wonder now if those sold as American made like Hobart and Lincoln use a 1/4x20 thread and the Chinese use metric threads.
Anyone with Lincoln or Hobart that has thread gauge or tap and die sets feel like checking their tip for thread size?