Postalloy® Flitewear 2

Postalloy® Flitewear 2 is a high carbon, chromium rich, molybdenum strengthened hardfacing alloy that produces a dense network of wear resistant chromium carbides in a tough alloy matrix. Recommended for applications subject to abrasion combined with moderate impact. It develops a very tight (3/8-1/2 inch) cross-checking pattern. It can be applied to carbon, low alloy, and manganese steels. Weld deposits can be used in hot wear applications up to 900°F (482°C).

Flitewear Hardfacing wires have been engineered to improve the efficiency and longevity of screw conveyors, augers, rendering screws and other similar components. They are designed with the OEM in mind, where environmental and production issues are unique. They offer excellent welder appeal and out-of-position welding capability. Bead configurations can vary from stringer to wide weave patterns. Welding arcs are smooth and quiet; smoke levels are extremely low; weld deposits are slag free and spatter-free.


Product Type

  • Metal-cored
  • Gas-shielded
  • Open-arc
  • Deposits are slag-free


  • Foundation drills
  • Post-hole augers flight
  • Brick and clay augers
  • Hollow stem augers and auger flights

Weld Deposit Properties

Deposits cannot be flame-cut
Deposits will check-crack to relieve stresses
Deposit Thickness:
2-3 Layers
Heat Resistance:
900°F (482°C)
55Rc - 60Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive , DC Electrode Negative

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
18-24 140-200 .045" (1.2mm) 3/4"-1"(19-25mm)
22-28 170-300 1/16" (1.6mm) 1"-11⁄4"(25-32mm)

Welding Procedure:

When welding out of position, use .045 with reverse polarity and the lower range of amperages and voltages. Weld vertical down with 3/4"(18mm) wide weave beads. A gas cover will be helpful, especially when using a constant current power source and voltage sensing feeder.

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging Standard Packaging Available
.045" (1.2mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 220 lb (99.80kg) drum
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 220 lb (99.80kg) drum