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Technical SS braided hose covering ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Maicobreako, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Maicobreako
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    Is this stuff just for looks or is there a benefit to it like insulating or protecting the hose/line?
    My car has it on the steel gas line running along the frame, where you won't even see it once the body is on.

    hose cover.jpg
     
  2. It's just for looks.
    It was trendy ~1990, when it was supposed to look like braided AN hoses.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Lame.
    People still use that?
     
  4. Bandit Billy
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    LOL. :p
    You can actually remove your punctuation and the sentence still makes perfect sense.
    Lame people still use that
     
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  5. jimmy six
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    With proper crimped ends and lugs it makes great ground straps.:rolleyes:
     
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  6. chevy57dude
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    ^Ground straps, ha ha.
    The Queen's parents are purging. Father in law is letting go, a trickle at a time. He gave me a bunch of this stuff, with the cheesey hose clamp covers in different sizes. Not to mention this poser shit even came in different colors, too. The mirror muff was more amusing.
     
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  7. Jalopy Joker
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    just split a rubber hose held on with plastic zip ties to protect fuel line along frame
     
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  8. Maicobreako
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    That is exactly what I usually do if worried about metal to metal contact

    Thanks all.
     
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  9. DDDenny
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    Hard to say which was a better seller, that stuff or cow magnets.
    Youngsters that don't know what those are, Google ^^^^^^^^^
     
  10. Konan1184
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    IMHO, Its just cosmetic.
     
  11. RmK57
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    I use spiral hydraulic hose wrap for that kind of protection.
     
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  12. harpo1313
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    Gas line doesn't need anything for protection if properly clamped. unless that stuff is waterproof it will create rust. hidden rust.
     
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  13. 19Fordy
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    That stuff is a waste of money. It looks terrible and serves no purpose.
     
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  14. Blues4U
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    I know about cow magnets, used to have a few.
     
  15. KJSR
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    Isn't it stainless? Yes its just for looks but it shouldn't rust......
     
  16. Tim
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    Yeah but it’s holding moisture which will make your steel brake line rust
     
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  17. KJSR
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    Unless its coated right? And he was asking about fuel line.
     
  18. Mike VV
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    MAICOBREAKO -

    Despite others oh so accurate remarks...
    And while it IS pretty hokey stuff...it ACTUALLY will provide some measure of protection from abrasion. So if you have areas of your fuel line that will rub/vibrate on another part of the frame, yes it will provide some protection. Just like adding anything else over existing line/tube.

    And that's pretty funny about collecting moisture..!? It's NOT leak-proof material...jeeze..! It's a bunch of wire braided together to form a tube...it will "leak"..! So yea, don't worry about it holding or collecting moisture and causing any corrosion..!

    Just secure it tightly at one end, use tie wraps or Stainless wire, pull it tight (it's like those kids Chinese finger puzzles), and use more tie wraps or stainless wire.

    OR...like I did, spend about 20 times more money and actually use Stainless Steel braided, Teflon fuel line.

    Mike
     
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  19. Bandit Billy
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    Flexible lines under a car? I am sooo lost.
     
  20. anthony myrick
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    That stuff used to come with one of those pouting dolls free
     
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  21. The Shift Wizard
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    It's hard to get it to look smooth and tight with no bags, wrinkles, etc. So it's possible to turn out a big step backward. Put it on eBay. Someone will buy it.

    Once upon a time, I bought an out of state car and was driving it cross country on I-10 to get it home. At dusk when the visibility was poor and traffic was juking around, changing lanes, I ran over one of those truck tire treads which did a gator death roll under the whole length of the car. The seller had used some of the good quality, braided fuel line with quality connectors, etc, but held with nylon ties. Every tie was ripped off but the hose survived without a whimper. I made some temporary fixes to keep the hose from dragging and drove 20 hours home without further incident. (Except for the Border Patrol, middle of the night, middle of the boondocks/dogs/rifles/flashlights, stopping all traffic looking for drug mules. That was sort of exciting, too, in a car I had no idea of its history.) :cool:
     
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  22. .......................and a free roll of prismatic tape!:eek:
     
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  23. It has to be copper-based braid to ground properly. I'm not sure that stuff is good enough for a ground. We have the real deal stuff at work in a lot of sizes, spec is something like QQ-B-576.
     
  24. 5window
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    Oh, come on. It's cosmetic only, it's period correct and it's no more hokey than having SS braid every where when the car doesn't need it. Sort of,you know, like chrome.

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  25. Wild Willy
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    Been sitting on the shelfs for years.....hoping that the trend will return! LOL IMG_0273xxxxx.jpg IMG_0290.jpg IMG_0285.jpg
     
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  26. BamaMav
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    Don't see a need for it on metal lines, but it will give a little protection to rubber lines if they go over a sharp corner or edge.
     
  27. The real use of a copper braid (tin-lead or silver plated) is an electrical gross shield. The stainless dress up counterpart looks ok on some builds, but not on my car.
     
  28. DDDenny
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  29. anthony myrick
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    That’s the hose equivalent of these “valve covers”
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  30. nochop
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    Fun stuff. I love getting a stray strand of that UNDER MY FINGER NAIL
     
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