fabrics and are 100% visually inspected to guarantee they are the best hoses money
can buy. To ensure that they remain that way, you will find below our expert tips on how
to look after your hoses including fitting, cleaning and cutting if you need to customise.
To cut silicone hose use a new 'snap off' blade
in your knife. Tighten a jubilee clip around the
hose without deforming the hose and use the
edge of the clip as a guide for the knife blade.
Stop near the worm drive section as the band
here is uneven. Then take off the clip and slice
through the remainder with the hose resting
firmly on a flat service.
Pipe work should be matched to the hose to
ensure a good interference fit without overstretching.
Hoses must never be distorted
when fitted, if the hose is stretched into
position it is more likely to fail. Hoses when
clamped in place should be clamped just
behind the formed bead with at least 10mm of
hose beyond the clip. (Hose Fitting Guide)
There are many substances that will remove
dirt and grime from engine components, but
not that many are suitable for silicone. The
best cleaning product is a simple solution of
soapy water. Do not use petroleum based
products under any circumstances.
It is important that a good quality clamp is used
to ensure that the hose is securely attached to
the pipe work. Samco Sports own range of Hi-
Grip Clips are available from all stockists
These clips have been specifically designed
with fully rounded edges to help prevent
damage to the surface of the hose under heavy
clamping effects necessary in high pressure
SamcoSport Clip Kits are also available to suit
your Hose Kit, containing the exact sizes to
ensure the correct and secure fitment.
Hi-Grip Samco Sport Typical Hose Clip
Smooth edge does not Sharp edge can cut
cut into hose surface into hose surface
Smooth edge does not cut into hose surface
Sharp edge can cut into hose surface