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Old 07-18-2021, 07:07 AM
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Anyone try this tubing? What is it made of?

https://www.amazon.com/Sta-flex-Fuel...4e0DD2VZ7XuW1I
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:27 AM
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Anyone try this tubing? What is it made of?

https://www.amazon.com/Sta-flex-Fuel...4e0DD2VZ7XuW1I
start reading on post 4 and keep going. revival of thread from 2007



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Old 07-18-2021, 10:56 AM
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So it seems to have the same issues as Tygon (asking for a friend, I only use Viton).
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Old 07-18-2021, 12:09 PM
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lol!!!

viton is verified and confirmed as the gold standard by the FG seasoned pilots.
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Old 07-18-2021, 12:42 PM
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And chemical engineers
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:24 PM
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And chemical engineers
Tru dat!
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Old 07-26-2021, 12:35 PM
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lol!!!

viton is verified and confirmed as the gold standard by the FG seasoned pilots.

What is the objection to Proflex? From what I read, Viton is a brand name of the same material as Proflex. True/False?
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Old 07-26-2021, 12:44 PM
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Cut off an inch of Proflex and soak it in a jar of fuel/oil and see if it changes. Options are always good.
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What is the objection to Proflex? From what I read, Viton is a brand name of the same material as Proflex. True/False?
From this thread I don't believe I have read that anyone has any objections to Proflex.....it's new to the market, made for and by a company making stuff for the RC world. If it's all they claim then it's a solid option to Viton for use where complete immersion in fuel will be the norm.
Both brands at their base are FKM but Proflex appears to have a modification that allows it to be more flexible than the typical Viton tubing of similar diameter/thickness
Viton has been around for industry use for too many years to count....there's no doubt it works in our applications for chemical resistance based on end-users posts.
So now with Proflex you have a second, solid option.....but you're better off buying the 10 foot lengths of Proflex, otherwise the price is about 30 to 50% higher than the same length of Viton.
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Old 07-26-2021, 02:50 PM
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I’m not sure why one would want it softer than the 60A Durometer McMaster Viton. It works great inside the tank clunk line and is stiff enough to stay tight on the fuel fittings and fuel dot.
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