Looks like quite a bit of the actual weld bead is crackling. Have no idea why or what that means, but it was the first thing I noticed...mullet dew said:Is it just me or soes anyone else see what might be cracks on that weld? Right below the discoloration and a little further down that joint. Also there is a dark line on 2 of the puddles just below the discoloration. (I have never welded Ti before.)
So, is it normal or do I have to look down every 5 minutes while I riding?steadite said:I think the cracks are "alpha case", a brittle phase formed at high temperature in the presence of oxygen. Looks like the welder tried to polish it away, but was only partially successful. The purple is a high-temperature oxide and was always there.