Originally Posted by OldDan1943
Who in their right mind would think, painting hoses is okay?
While I agree with you, many companies and re-builders paint everything. I saw a pic of the engine I am planning to buy for the boat and all the hoses on it are painted. When I briefly worked as an industrial tech, everything I touched with an engine had the hoses painted. I can't say if it helped or hurt but I'm not a fan of it.