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Silicone Hoses: Frequently Asked Questions

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If you're new to the market, you may have a lot of questions about silicone hoses, their uses and application, etc. If you haven't gotten a chance yet, check out our FAQ page for some quick info (or you can always give us a call, as well). But since new questions, and occasionally even new answers, always tend to arise, we're going to continue with more FAQ segments. To that end, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions that come up about silicone hoses:

Why Use Silicone?

We've touched on this before, but it's always worth going over again; silicone has a couple properties that make it the go-to choice for many applications. First, unlike many plastics, it can withstand a lot of heat. This is important if you're using a silicone hose for your radiator. Second, silicone can withstand extremely high pressure. This is especially beneficial for plumbing applications.

Are Thicker Hoses Hardier?

Thicker silicone hoses are not necessarily hardier. The reinforcement of the silicone is what actually increases its tensile strength. For that reason, a thicker hose could potentially break under less pressure than a thinner hose, if it was reinforced more.

How Do I Know If I Need A Custom-Designed Hose?

We can't give you a "one size fits all" answer here, but we do offer support through 100% of our buying process. If you have questions, and need to determine the specs you require for a silicone hose, give us a call and we will help you out.

What Does OEM Stand For?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. It's actually a bit of a misnomer, because it refers to companies that resell products from another computer or IT production company, but under their own brand name. OEM companies typically have great relationships with their suppliers, and offer their own support, warranty and licensing.

Do You Already Have Examples Of Custom Design?

We sure do! We have the tooling for over 2000 custom designed hoses. So if you're looking for a custom design, there is actually a decent chance we already have it ready.

What If I Already Have A Different Types Of Pipes?

We can produce step down/step up connectors that allow you to connect to pipes with different outer diameters. These are included in our OEM capabilities, and we work with you to ensure everything gets measured out correctly.

Do You Have Different Color Options?

We have three standard colors: black, blue and red. However, you can also special order different colors, although minimums might apply.

We have years of industry experience with silicone hoses here at Flex Technologies. Why not put it to use for yourself? We offer standard, custom, and wholesale options for both silicone tubes and silicone hoses. If you have any questions about this, or any of our other services, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly representatives. They will be happy to give you any information that you might need. You can reach us at 310-323-1801.

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Silicone vs. Rubber Hose

If it has crossed your mind to upgrade your vehicle’s rubber radiator hoses to silicone ones, you might be wondering what the benefits and drawbacks are for both options and whether it’s worth it to go for silicone. Here’s a quick rundown of the pros and cons of each type. Benefits of SiliconeOperating Temperature Range Silicone hoses [...]

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Why Silicone Hoses Improve Performance

Here at Flex Technologies, we’re proud of the huge variety of high-quality silicone hoses that we create, and our auto enthusiast customers love them, too! It is our goal to be the #1 destination for meeting all your silicone hose needs for your performance upgrades on your vehicle. But let’s back up a step and [...]

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Flex Technologies makes high-quality, performance silicone hoses that allow your creations to function exactly the way you want them to. We offer a wide selection of options to retrofit or customize your OEM parts, and our  OEM capabilities are extensive. One of our specialties is the ability to make performance silicone hoses in  custom 3D shapes. We already [...]

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A common question that we get here at Flex Technologies regarding our silicone hoses is, “What should I clean my silicone hose with?” This is a great question, because for many of our customers, the point of installing silicone hose in your vehicle’s coolant system is to bling it up and make it pop with [...]

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No matter whether you’re working on a racecar, a daily driver, or a tractor trailer, you know how important the cooling system is to your vehicle. Proper temperature and pressure is innately linked to proper performance, not to mention the permanent damage that can happen to your engine if it gets overheated. But while knowing [...]

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If you are a wholesaler or distributor of silicone hoses, we know how hard it can be for you to find a source that offers the highest-quality parts, has them in stock, and delivers them at the most competitive price anywhere. We know because we are not just any manufacturer; we have investigated industry habits [...]

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