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I took off my old tailgate chains, cut off the cracked dirty plastic covers, and cleaned em' up.  Probably the first time they've been cleaned in 43 years! Now I'm trying to find something to replace the old plastic covers. Something that looks a little nicer than a piece of garden hose. What do you guys use?





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My husband and I were talking about this the other day, and he recommended that we look into clear heat-shrink tubing.... It's at least an interesting idea and is bound to look far better than any generic colored hose. 


I'd be interested to see what you go with in the end..... so keep us posted ;)

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In case anyone actually gives a shit, this is what I ended up doing.  Thanks to Jrock for powdercoating them first.


Found this 1" heat-shrink tubing at Fry's Electronics.  It was a little bit of a tight fit getting it on, but it's a perfect fit now.  I measured how long I wanted them to be, and then used a rotary cutter to cut it cleanly.










Looks a whole hell of a lot nicer than this old shit


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