Got myself one of those new auto darkening welding hoods.Well new to me anyway its actually used.The guy before me had a green cutting lenses in it,id guess to help protect you eyes a little if it doesn't darken when its supposed to.Would you take that out and go back to clear or not? It takes to long for me to realize that the other lense may not have darkened when i strike an arc.. Anyone got any pointers before i burn my eye balls out of my head. Got to playing around with it yesterday and found out it works best if you can remember to turn it back on after each break.Ouch! Since i was outside i was constantly having to readjust the lense as the sun moved.And as it got dark just the red glow from the welds would mess it up.Guessing a few work lights might make it work a little better? Good thing i had the heat turned down low or id be crying right about now.Having been burnt once i sure don't want to do that again.Long story there.But a friend burnt me while i was preheating for him to weld hard surface.Potato juice really does help,incase anyone ever has that happen.