Hot Rod Sleeves are thermal sleeving capable of withstanding 1,100 degrees F continuous, and this non-flammable wire shielding sleeve has a special weave that allows it to expand and contract over fittings and terminals. In addition, it has that old-school sleeve look with modern heatshield technology. This is a perfect way to protect wires, fuel lines, brake lines and clutch lines for your custom build. It is ideal for shielding fuel lines, helping to prevent vapor lock, protecting sensitive wire looms from close-proximity heat, shielding brake lines and hoses and stopping clutch cables from melting. Available in 10- and 100-foot rolls.
Hot Rod Sleeving Installation Tips
- To expand ID of sleeve, bunch or shrink the overall length of sleeve
- To decrease ID stretch overall length
- Secure ends of sleeve with Thermal-Tie, clamp, wire, or high temp electrical tape
PRO TIP - As provided by Bryan Fuller of Fuller Hot Rods, use some heat shrink tubing on the ends to give it an OEM look.
Q. Will the Hot Rod Sleeve burn?
A. No, Hot Rod Sleeving is made from a noncombustible fiberglass, even if surrounding fluids combust, the sleeve will not burn, and whatever is inside it will not burn.
Q. How do I get the sleeve to expand over fittings and terminals?
A. Compress or “bunch” the sleeve length wise, and stretch the opening of the sleeve then slide over. It may also help to coat fitting or terminal with silicone or dry graphite spray before sliding over. To decrease the id of sleeve after it slides over fitting/terminal pull on both ends of the sleeve to stretch the length.
Use Hot Rod Sleeve on:
- Fuel Lines
- Clutch Cables
- Wire looms
- AC lines
- Coolant lines
- Transmission lines