Tartan AAA Arc Rod

SKU: RM-1823

For mild to medium grade carbon steels, all positions. Tartan AAA is “The welder’s choice” when strength and ease of control are needed. Welds with Tartan AAA are sound even when dirt, rust, paint, or grease are on the base metal. Triple deoxidizers in Tartan AAA make this possible.

Tartan AAA is used on low to medium alloy steels. The ultimate “welder’s choice” with excellent visibility even in restricted areas. Download PDF



86,000 psi Strength
28% Elongation
Micro-Dense Moisture Resistance Coating
Triple Deoxidized Deposit
Low Spatter
Excellent Out Of Position
Ideal Under Worst Conditions
Ultimate Puddle Visibility
Runs Vertical Down
Pass On Pass Over Slag


Tartan AAA is used on low to medium alloy steels.
Out of position repairs.
Tight spots, hard to reach areas
Dirty or contaminated steels

Recommended Settings

AC or DCEP (+/- 50% of recommended settings)

Recommended Settings:
3/32″ Diameter – 50 amps
1/8” Diameter – 100 amps
5/32” Diameter – 120 amps

Best Practices

Tartan AAA can be used as contact or short to medium arc.
Tilt 15º to 20º in direction of travel.
Metals should be cleaned when possible.
Can be used vertical up using weave or vertical down with stringers.
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