BLUESHIELD™ LA 6010 Mild steel electrode. This all position electrode is used for producing very high quality welds. It has a cellulosic covering which produces a forceful, deep penetrating arc and a thin friable easily removed slag. BLUESHIELD LA 6010 yields welds that possess excellent mechanical properties. As it can be used in all positions, it finds wide usage in structural work, pressure vessels, ship-building and pipeline welding and is sometimes used on galvanized steel.