PlastiDip rubber hoses

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PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby alan e » Sun 10.03.2019, 20:01

I am thinking of trying to plastidip the outside of the large air hoses under the bonnet i will be buying the Samco hoses on the group buy and want to colour the larger hoses to, has anyone done this if so did it work, plastidip is supposed stay flexible up to +93 C so how hot will it get under the bonnet anyone Know ?.
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby HJ2 » Sun 10.03.2019, 21:21

It is still on my wheels, but i highly doubt that it will stick on any of the hoses for longer than a year... Just try it, it can't harm anything and let us know! :wink:
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby alan e » Sun 10.03.2019, 21:55

My cars a garage queen so about 6 years in my case :D
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby Saltire » Mon 11.03.2019, 08:20

Alan
I’d give the car a good run to get up to temperature, and then borrow a laser thermometer to measure the temp of a few selected points under the bonnet. That will give you a better idea of temps (I have such a thermometer if you can wait till CC)

However, :agree: that the likely problem will be not temperature, but stickability :D
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby alan e » Mon 11.03.2019, 18:59

I have a laser thermometer why did i not think of that :bonk:
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby HJ2 » Mon 11.03.2019, 21:13

Why would you want to measure the temperature of a laser instead of the hoses? :lol:
The laser is there as an aid to aim the FLIR spot sensor.
Max. emperature will not be the limit, but ' stickyness' due to the flexible basis combined with heat cycles would be my guess, but just try it! :bonk:
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 11.03.2019, 22:07

You could always put it on the inside… isn't that what Samco once did? :roll:
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby HJ2 » Mon 11.03.2019, 22:29

Yeah, but you would need close to 47 layers for that effect
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Re: PlastiDip rubber hoses

Postby dolmerob » Thu 14.03.2019, 07:38

Any update OP? Did you give it a try?
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