MIG Mini Course Topic 1 -
Clean the mill scale

Here is your mig cheat code pdf download link

link to next video in this MIG series is at the bottom of this page

Use Code MIGBOOK1 for 50% off your first month at 

Here is your mig cheat code pdf download link

Remove that Mill Scale

A good mig strong mig weld starts with clean metal

Or should I say, “clean enough”

The mill scale coating on 2 inch square tubing is very thin and can easily be welded using short circuit mig without cleaning to bright metal.

Hot rolled plate on the other hand,  typically has a much thicker mill scale and really needs to be cleaned to clean bright metal before mig welding for best results.

This quick video demonstrates the need to clean hot rolled before short circuit mig welding

tig kits banner 1

Use Code MIGBOOK1 for 50% off your first month at 


The fact that you are reading this page tells me you are the kind of person that wants to constantly improve your welding skills.

One of the things I like about welding is that there is always something new to learn.....Always.

After working with other welders since 1977 and teaching welders for over 30 years, I have learned a few things about welders and how people learn to weld...

We Welders are a different breed.

We typically learn by watching and by doing. Not just by reading.

When it comes to welding, the best learning often happens just by looking over someones shoulder and then trying it yourself. Especially when the someone showing you is explaining things to you in plain talk.

Video can be even better than looking over someones shoulder.


Because with Videos , you can replay key scenes as many times as you want.

And what could be better than watching a welder perform an actual repair or test joint and having him explain subtle things as he does it.

I am guessing that if you are reading this,  at least one of the next few statements describes you.

  • "I learn by getting my hands dirty."
  • "Just show me once and then move out of the way."
  • "I have slight issues with authority." ( whoah, where did that come from?)

What is the one thing that makes all the difference in a good welding video?

Is it graphics?  ripple dissolve transitions in between scenes? A deep radio voice on the narration?

How about clear shots of the welding puddle and arc along with plain talk explaining what is going on?  Thats what makes for a good welding video.

I talked with a welding instructor recently who ordered several hundred dollars worth of welding training videos from an educational website.

The videos were horrible...He was so disappointed when he first watched them because of the college professors monotone narration and lousy arc shots.  His students hated them too so he put them in a drawer.

Hundreds of dollars down the drain. What a shame.

You wont have that problem with  Welderskills.com videos.

At welderskills.com we get to the meat of the video quickly. 

We are not college professors.

We are welders

Our instructors are a hand picked mix of heavy fabricators, Rig Welders, Aerospace welders, and machinist job shop welders.

INVEST yourself and sign up for your Free Trial Today.