Yeah, we don't use 7018 here unless it's good, clean metal. In nukes it's all you'll use. Today I had to weld a pipe support from angle that was left outside for who knows long to metal that has been around since 1942.I used 6010, red rod, because that rod really blasts through the crud. You are getting it, though. Many people who have spent 5 days in a booth can't do as well as you. I haven't struck an arc in 2 months. Had to borrow a hood. No welding gloves, no welding jacket. I had a pair of sleeves in my bag from days gone by. And I had to do it in an ignorant position. You can work is very slow here. Not just because of what they're asking us to do, but because we're doing them.