Clear braided hoses????


Jedi Bob

Well-Known Hunter
I can't seem to find flexible clear braided hoses for my ROTJ gauntlets. I have white ones. The clear ones I did find are way to stiff. The white one was for a removable shower head.

Can anyone help? :(

Thx
 

Rammage

Active Hunter
I got my Jango hoses at OSH. They had them by the foot, and I got exactly how much I needed --no waste. The hoses started off clear, so I dyed them blue with navy-colored Rit dye. I think they are more or less the same as the Boba hoses (before they were dyed, of course), and were very flexible. I believe they were of the 1/4" inner-diameter variety.
 

Rammage

Active Hunter
Well, Jango's got five hoses, and depending on how tall you are you might need them to be 8 inches apiece, or 12 inches. Measure yourself to see how much you need, and order accordingly. You might want to get a little more than you need just to be safe. I believe the material it was made out of was vinyl.

Hope that helps! :D
 

Lynn TXP 0369

Well-Known Hunter

Jedi-Bob wrote:

I can't seem to find flexible clear braided hoses for my ROTJ gauntlets. I have white ones. The clear ones I did find are way to stiff.
Can anyone help? :(
Thx

Bob, The clear flexible hose will be stiff, it is just the way they are, I have never run across any clear hose that wasn't.

I think 3/8" OD is the size you want, i have used the 1/4" OD in the past and it is too small.

But they will be stiff, you'll only need about about 1 1/2' for each hose.

Lynn
 

cal196

Well-Known Hunter
There are clear hose that are alot more flexible than the braided one, I only used one braided hose for the right side on the top. Frankly I cannot see putting 3 of those stiff hoses on one side, I tired and when i moved my arm the gauntlet just turned on my wrist.

IT is padded inside to, but it was so stiff that after last halloween I ripped it right off there becuase I was feed up with it looking like crap and sticking out way to far all night.
 

Lynn TXP 0369

Well-Known Hunter
Here's mine

If you want accuracy you need to go with the clear braided hose if not, then go with just a clear hose that is more flexable.

I have used this hose for years and I have never had a problem, my guantlets stay in place just fine.

Lynn
 

METALLBOY

Active Hunter
Jedi Bob I will help you with the hose problem.I know you found the flexible white ones at Home Depot. Their is indeed a section where they sell ''kithen sinks''suplies and they indeed do have just the braided ''clear and smooth flexible'' hose wich you are looking for. It comes in a clear package for about $7.00 bucks its somewhere between 3ft long and the kit comes without a black nozzle''just the hose itself''. Its more like a repair kit.Let me know how you make out with your search for these hoses. I can get them for you by next weekened just LMK.
 

bigkidbiggertoys

Well-Known Hunter
I remember seeing an old post where the clear braided hose was scavanged from a soda pop dispenser. Apparently the hose was quite flexible. Worth checking into.
 

DL44 Blaster

Well-Known Hunter
Didn't someone mention the sink hose adapter for kitchen sinks have 3/8" braided hose and is "more flexible"?? I seem to remember something as such in the past. I have the standard 3/8" braid on an ESB and since it's only one don't have a problem.
 

micke

Active Hunter
Oh, man! I had about 2 meters left from my previous suit, if i still had it you would have got it for free:/
I threw it away when i moved a couple of month ago..

-Mikael
 
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