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What is the difference between silicone hose and rubber hose?

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If you want to buy a new hose, choose silicone hoses over other materials such as rubber. But how did the silicone hoses make such a big impact? In this article, we will extend on this question.


Here are the main points of the article:


1.What are the features of silicone hoses?

The following are the features of silicone hoses:

1. silicone hoses are strong and sturdy: Silicone is very strong, which means that when used to make hoses, it can be more durable than many rival materials, such as rubber. While you may pay a little more for the silicone hose, the material's long life ensures it is a worthwhile and cost-effective investment.

2. silicone hoses are resistant to cracks: When you buy a silicone hose, it's good to know that this material is more resistant to cracking, splitting, or decay than rubber. This makes it a very reliable and flexible option.

3. silicone hoses copes with temperature fluctuations: Silicone can withstand pressure and extreme temperatures. This means it won't get hot or break under pressure. In fact, silicone hoses can be exposed to a much hotter liquid than rubber. If you need a turbocharged engine or racing hose, choosing one that can handle the heat, such as silicone, will be crucial.

4. silicone hoses have high performance: Research shows that the silicone hose is stable and high-performance, making it a reliable choice for those vehicles whose performance is critical.


2. What are the differences between silicone hose and rubber ones?

1.operating temperature range: Silicone hoses can carry liquids at higher temperatures than rubber. If you're building a racing car or adding a turbocharger to your engine, silicone is your choice. 

2. Flexibility and resilience: Silicone hoses have better flexibility than rubber hoses, maintaining this flexibility over the life of the rubber hose, rubber hoses do not. This reduces the risk that your hose will split, explode, harden, or become dry and rot in time.

3. Lifespan: Silicone hoses last almost forever and may even outlast your car. Because they last so long, they cost less per mile on average than rubber hoses, although their upfront costs are higher.

4. Weather resistance: One of the advantages of silicone hoses over rubber hoses is that they are almost impervious to environmental factors such as rain, snow, heat, humidity, drought, ultraviolet light and ozone. In this case, rubber deteriorates more quickly. This makes silica gel the best choice for vehicles operating in harsh conditions.

5. Inert material: Silicone is a very inert material that resists chemical reactions with other substances. As a result, it does not corrode or adhere to surrounding parts such as thermostats or conversion tubes, as rubber does. It's unlikely to stick to the stem, so when you take off a hose, it's as easy to take off as it is to put on. This makes silicone hoses a reliable choice for automotive applications.


3. What are the drawbacks of silicone hoses?

Silicone is impermeable, but steam can escape very slowly through the inner walls of the hose. Imagine a balloon. You blow it up with air and leave it on a table for a week. The air escaped very, very slowly through the walls of the balloon. With silica gel having a similar effect, if you have silicone hose in your car as a regular driver, you will find yourself having to replace the water reservoir from time to time -- not because you have leaks, but simply because the water is escaping through the hose wall. While silicone hoses are essential for racing applications, some people don't like to use them for everyday driving.


From the points stated above, we can see that silicone hoses are a better choice than rubber ones in most circumstances. For more detailed information, contact our company.


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