Stiff Hose Problem

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    Stiff Hose Problem

    OK...I know I opened myself up here.

    I bought the braided hose for my gauntlet and it is really tight. Is there any way to soften it up and make it more pliable. I am afraid of putting to much strain on the gaunt attachments.

    Thanks

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem


    Jedi-Bob wrote:

    OK...I know I opened myself up here.
    Nah... too easy.

    As for the hose...

    Have you tried just sitting in front of the TV bending it? (now I am the one who left myself open )) I can't think of anything else cause heat would harden it and chemicals may make it brittle.

    Sorry dude - good luck!

    Loranar

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    mine are way stiff also. but i think thewy migth get easier over time, maybe not


    so alittle help here as well....

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    There's nothing wrong with bending a stiff one! Oh, behave! LOL! Someone said something recently about using a soft vinyl hose and painting it to look like the other one.

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    TK-1776 wrote:

    There's nothing wrong with bending a stiff one! Oh, behave! LOL! Someone said something recently about using a soft vinyl hose and painting it to look like the other one.

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    I think we're perpetuating the stereotype that black hoses are the stiffest!

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    Joren Fett wrote:


    I think we're perpetuating the stereotype that black hoses are the stiffest!
    It is not the stiffness of the hose - it is how well you use it...on your costume that is

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    Guys seems like we all have that stiff problem. ''I found a solution'' ,go to Home Depot or any other hardware store,and look for a ''kit with a spray nozzle it is used on kitchen sinks.The hose is exactly the same with the braid inside of
    it as well. I searched everywhere for just the hose itself but they only come in a kit form. Just go the extra mile and spend a little more on the armor thats all I can say. I tested these hoses and beleive me they look the same as the stiff ones ,but most of all no strain at all.

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    Oh geez, I was thinkin this thread was gonna be hopeless.
    Good call MetalBoy!

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    Stiff hose???....Viagra is known for that.Try half a tablet

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    I was wondering where I could find "non-stiff" tubing. That was a good posting man. There's a Home Depot right down the street from my house. Thanks!

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    Boba Freekk that wouldn't fix the problem at all!

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem


    METALLBOY wrote:

    Guys seems like we all have that stiff problem. ''I found a solution'' ,go to Home Depot or any other hardware store,and look for a ''kit with a spray nozzle it is used on kitchen sinks.The hose is exactly the same with the braid inside of
    it as well. I searched everywhere for just the hose itself but they only come in a kit form. Just go the extra mile and spend a little more on the armor thats all I can say. I tested these hoses and beleive me they look the same as the stiff ones ,but most of all no strain at all.
    I found the hose and bought it. Around $8-9 bucks. The only thing different is that it is white and braided. Not the clear one. The flexability is perfect though. Thanks Metallboy! Good Call!

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    You are welcome JEDI-BOB. You found the white one. not to bust your bubble but they do carry the clear ones.

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    Not in MY HD. :-(
    Oh well. It'll have to do for now. I cut it up already.

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    Was Fett's hoses in the movies plastic or metal? I found a very flexable metal hose that bends like a snake and looks awesome. On my Fett bust, his hose is thin and looks like it's made of metal. Any answers? It was probably plastic hosing, but figured I'd ask. Thanks!

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    No one has answered the hose question I've posted yet. Any answers or comments???

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    I am pretty sure it was the rubber with the threads as described above.

    I know the metal hose your talking about. It is cool looking, but I don't think it would be right for the outfit. The weight may be too much for the attachments also.

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    With the EXTREME closeup pics taken at MOM it is certain that the hose was 3/8" braided plastic hose.

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    Re: Stiff Hose Problem

    Thanks guys!

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