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Has anyone used the Gates Power-Grip shrinkable hose clamps on the corregated stainless steel radiator hose? Do you think it will seal? After reading the fuel sender leak post, I would think I have to sand the stainless under the clamp, to rough it up. I don't have room for the hose clamp covers.
 

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Roughing up a surface might be good for chemical sealants. I don't buy into it for mechanical seals.

On the other hand, I've never had a warm feeling about that corrugated stuff, I don't care how you clamp it.

Some things just need to be functionally correct, not bling correct. JMO, yours may differ.

Frankly I don't care for the look either, but I'm kind of retarded about some things.
 

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Roughing up a surface might be good for chemical sealants. I don't buy into it for mechanical seals.

On the other hand, I've never had a warm feeling about that corrugated stuff, I don't care how you clamp it.

Some things just need to be functionally correct, not bling correct. JMO, yours may differ.

Frankly I don't care for the look either, but I'm kind of retarded about some things.
We used the shrink clamps on my bud's 60 Impy.. Seemed to work OK. The tubing is smooth, and painted black...NO BLING!:D

I'd be wondering how well that shrink will conform to the "bling pipe". AIRC, that shrink material has a pretty short grip range...Maybe ask the guys that make it?

The retarded part??? That's me! Who in their right mind would inflict injury on their body, check book, just to have fun?? ME!! [And, obviously others!]:sign0020:
 
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