Best way to protect from weld spatter?

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I need to weld a couple of nicely machined axle spindles into an attaching hub.

What would you guys do to protect the machined surface from weld spatter? I'll be welding close to the surface that the seal rides on, so I really need to protect this area.

Stick welding with a tombstone.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
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I once welded a hydraulic cylinder end and protected the shaft using duct tape.
Smelled a bit but no splatters stuck.
You could also wrap with a wet rag.
 
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I just did the same thing. I just used a damp rag so i could pull it off right away after the weld. Be sure to do several tack welds so the stub stays plumb.
 
  
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Didn't think of wet rags, but that is logical and cheap. :thumbsup:

I'll also look around for some old pipe that large.
 
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I've had pretty good success with heavy foil wrap

A few layers and your off
 
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Welder lit his torch without the oxy (lot of black smoke) and ran it over the hyd. rod cyl.. I asked what that was all about and he told me the splatter will not stick to the rod. It didn't.Learned something that day.
 
 
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