Today’s featured product, Stainless Steel Braided Sleeving, is very popular with the custom car and motorcycle crowd. When slipped over hoses and wiring in your engine bay, this shiny, non-corrosive sleeving not only protects components from high temps and abrasion, but also helps to hold hoses together in the event of a rupture. And you can’t forget about its great looks — this is the DIY solution for a high-end looking custom vehicle. As a matter of fact, it will save you a bundle compared to the purchase price of custom-overbraided hoses, and no one will be able to tell the difference.
As I mentioned before, the sleeving is non-corrosive, meaning that it won’t rust or discolor. It’s also easy to cut with shears, which means you don’t have to worry about having a hot knife or any other special cutter on hand, as you would with most other braided sleevings.
In addition to the automotive uses, stainless steel sleeving is an excellent for protecting cables outdoors, where gnawing animals can wreak havoc on them. Just like chewing on a piece of foil (only harder), stainless steel braid repels rodents with the unpleasant sensation it creates against their teeth. It works so well, in fact, that several government agencies actually use this sleeving to protect critical communications cabling in the wilderness.