There now is a quick and affordable repair possible of chafed (aluminum and steel) air conditioning tubes. Corrosion damage, collision damage ......... Repair quickly, effectively and reliably, without special tools.
A SmartSplice is an easy to install connector to splice two tubes together. The reliable rubber seal and clamp technique makes for a durable and leak proof connection.
Simply cut to size and clean the tube ends with a tube cutter. Using standard tools (wrenches); install the SmartSplice. Use a new length of tube if necessary.
SmartSplice can be " un-installed" at a later date and partially be re-used.