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How do I make hose clamps that look somewhat real

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Hi guys, I need some help. How can I make some radiator hose clamps that look better than just painting a small stripe of silver? Thanks in advance.

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For the familiar screw type, try a sliver of BMF wrapped around the hose.

For older style wire clamps, a single strand of very fine wire can be shaped into a convincing clamp.

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You can make some real swell hose clamps by cutting a thin strip of aluminum foil and pressing it around the knurled outer edge of an igniter wheel taken off a cheap lighter,

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then gluing the strip around the hose. If you want ready made, there's this set from Model Car Garage or, this one from Detail Master.

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