OK AristoRod 12.50 is a MIG wire featuring ESABs proprietary ASC (Advanced Surface Characteristics) technology. The unique wire surface of AristoRod improves feedability and arc stability, provides extended corrosion resistance and arc starting properties, and reduces contact tip wear. OK AristoRod 12.50 contains sufficient levels of manganese and silicon to provide a fluid weld puddle with superb wetting action. The high levels of manganese and silicon also make OK AristoRod 12.50 a good choice for welding over moderate to high levels of rust and mill scale. Shielding gas choices for OK AristoRod 12.50 include 100% CO2, argon/CO2 mixtures, argon/O2 mixtures, and other argon based mixed gas blends. OK AristoRod 12.50 is used to weld carbon steels typically used in structural, automotive, agricultural and heavy equipment, and other general fabrication.