New Product Showcase from AZRM
This product no is no longer in production. The manufacturer of the hose stopped making it. And it is sold out.
This page is just to showcase a new detail product. To begin with it will be just for my own products, but I will show others manufactured by other companies. You will know when a new product is here from the "updated" date. ;)
The first product to be showcased here is the replacement part for the Blue braided hose I had in the 1:12 store for the Williams FW14B. Part number for this NEW item is AZM BL 16-041
This is an actual TUBE braided, and of course it is blue. It is more realistic this time around, because on the actual car it is a heat resistant braided blue tube that slides over the metal braided hydraulic hose. Therefore, with this you can do the same thing; have your metal braided hose running inside this blue TUBE. "If we can't have the real thing, lets get as close as we can!"
The photographs show it as best as I can get it. It is actually 1mm inside diameter. So a 1mm metal braided wire will fit inside it. I really like it! But then again ............................................................. I would. :)
It is best to open up the end of the hose a fraction first. I use a wooden
meat skewer, but anything with a taper will work. Don't expand it too much.
A very sharp utility knife blade, not a modeling knife, is what I recommend (brand new blade) to cut the hose and the braided wire. Cut in a guillotine motion, do not slide cut. Just push straight down. You will finish up with a really nice end. I have left the ruler in most of the pictures just for reference. The flash has really brightened the look of the blue, but I think I need to make it a fraction darker.
With a little more time than I took and some Bare Metal foil you can add the clips and yes that is the next new item, the silver heat shield tube as per the real thing ;) It is a 2mm ID silver material tube. Again, it comes in approximately 16" lengths. Part no. AZM SR 16-080
Anyway this should give you a good idea of what this item is like. They will be available on the website next week. Each packet will contain one piece of Blue braided tube approximately 16" long and will be $6.00
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