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2-1/2" Nylon Chafe Sleeve

2-1/2" Nylon Chafe Sleeve2-1/2" Nylon Chafe Sleeve2-1/2" Nylon Chafe Sleeve2-1/2" Nylon Chafe Sleeve2-1/2" Nylon Chafe Sleeve
Linear Feet:
Linear FootCost per FootSave
1 - 49$3.00-
50 + $2.7010%
  • USUALLY SHIPS: 1 - 2 Days
  • Made in the United States of America!
  • This item is not returnable.

Product Description

High-quality rope and slings are anything but cheap, and protecting them is always a good idea. The same even applies to steel wire rope and chain, which many think of as cut-proof but often can benefit from the protection offered by wear pad material such as this. Unlike common wear pads that are cut-to-length at 12" or 18" in length, we sell this nylon chafe sleeve by the foot. Because it is hollow / tubular, it can be installed in length along the body of your rope, cable or chain and it works as a fixed or movable / sliding protection product. It is used commonly on soft rope up to 1-1/8" in diameter, flat web slings 2" and under in width, and various security chains (many use it as a buffer between their security chain and the item they are securing, such as a motorcycle). Keep in mind that if you want this chafe sleeve for use on a spliced product, it must be installed prior to splicing. It also works well installed on spliced eyes should you elect not to use a common steel or plastic thimble.

View the compatibility chart below to select the right chafe sleeve and security chain combination.

Pewag 7 mm


Pewag 10 mm


Pewag 12 mm


Laclede 7 mm


Laclede 10 mm


Laclede 13 mm


Peerless 11 mm


* Chain and rope sold separately.


Nylon Sleeve
Length (ft)
Per Foot
Inside Diameter

Questions & Answers

12 Questions & 12 Answers
from Santa Barbara, CA asked:
June 2, 2021
Is 2-1/2" the best size for this 7/16" security chain?
1 Answer
This 2-1/2" sleeve does work with our Peerless 7/16" chain, as does the Pewag large chafe sleeve (#PW-SLV002).  If you look at the item page and scroll down, you will see a chart that identifies what sleeve fits each security chain we offer.
Submitted by: WRS on June 2, 2021

from Dayton, OH asked:
April 25, 2021
Do you have any other color other than black chafe sleeves?
1 Answer
We're sorry, but no, not at this time.
Submitted by: WRS on April 25, 2021

from LA asked:
October 15, 2020
How would I measure that chain I have to know what size nylon to buy?
1 Answer
The attached image should server as a good point of reference to help determine the size of sleeve you will need.  Here are some "general" although not "absolute" guidelines.

7mm = CS112W or PW-SLV001

10 and 11 mm = CS212W or PW-SLV002

12 and 13 mm = CS312W or PW-SLV002

Submitted by: WRS on October 19, 2020

from New York, NY asked:
October 9, 2020
The nylon can be cut with just a regular pair of scissors, yes? I have a 40" length of sturdy bike lock chain that I would need to trim down the sleeve from 4 feet long.
1 Answer
Yes, you can cut it with a sharp pair of scissors and heat seal the ends using a lighter, match, etc.
Submitted by: WRS on October 9, 2020

from Las Vegas, NV asked:
September 13, 2020
Can the material withstand high temp heat?  I would like to use it with my existing chain to wrap around my motorcycles engine.
1 Answer
It will withstand moderate heat, but you can expect it to melt if exposed to high temperatures.  For example, we cut the chafe sleeve using a hot knife.
Submitted by: WRS on September 13, 2020

from St. Louis, MO asked:
August 20, 2020
Does it only come in black?
1 Answer
Yes, we only offer black at this time.
Submitted by: WRS on August 26, 2020

from Keller, TX asked:
May 11, 2020
What size should I get for 5/16" chain link?
1 Answer
We would recommend this 2-1/2" size for 5/16" chain, it will allow for easy installation, but may not have a "super tight" fit.
Submitted by: WRS on May 13, 2020

from Reston, VA asked:
April 22, 2020
Would this work for a porch swing?  Chain is 1" width.  Is it possible to paint it white or does it come in white instead of black?
1 Answer
This chafe sleeve would probably be a little too large, but we have a smaller size that should fit well, and you can see it at this link.  It only comes in black though.
Submitted by: WRS on April 22, 2020

from Washington, DC asked:
March 12, 2020
Would this work for 5/8 chain? If not, what dimension should I look for?
1 Answer
We recommend using the larger size which is 3-1/2".  You can find it at this link.
Submitted by: WRS on March 16, 2020

from Davenport, IA asked:
July 31, 2019
Does this work on a chain for a playground swing?
1 Answer
It could, yes, but it might be on the large side and a little loose.  If you can let us know the size of chain on the swing, we can recommend the closest size of chafe sleeve we have to work with it.
Submitted by: WRS on August 1, 2019

from Traverse City, MI asked:
March 26, 2019
Which size would you recommend for round 3/8" chain, such as that used to secure equipment on a trailer?
1 Answer
This size, the CS212W, should fit just fine.
Submitted by: WRS on March 27, 2019

from NY asked:
October 16, 2018
I would like to order a single sleeve that is 9 ft in length. Do I simply input "9" in the quantity field?
1 Answer
Yes, that is correct.
Submitted by: WRS on October 17, 2018

Product Reviews

Review Summary
14 Reviews
86% (12)
7% (1)
7% (1)
0% (0)
0% (0)
36% Recommend this product (5 of 14 responses)
By D T.
Great for Chains
February 8, 2021
Used this for my tailgate chains on my fleet of dump trucks.
As Advertised!
September 7, 2020
Very happy with this purchase. Quick delivery and they were kind enough to cut them in 4 for us.
By Brian
Good Product
November 20, 2019
Easy order, good product, quick delivery.
  • Cover worked perfect for what I needed to cover chain.
By Andrew
Great Product
November 3, 2019
Great chain cover to keep your property scratch free.
  • Tough material
  • Very difficult to slip over chain
By Eddie M.
Long Island, NY
Excellent Product
January 12, 2019
As described and fast shipping, 5 stars will buy again.
  • None
By Rob M.
Manitoba, Canada
Fast Friendly Service!!
September 6, 2018
Quality product!
  • Durable, strong
By Tom P.
Plain Black Sleeve
July 30, 2018
It works as designed and easy to install. If Pewag was imprinted along the length it might be a further deterrent to theft which is the purpose. I'd have paid a little extra!
By Joe
Nylon Chafe Sleeve
July 20, 2018
Great quality & fit the chain perfectly due to your size information. Shipping was fast.
  • Great quality, fast shipping, good price.
  • none
By Chuck
Clearwater, FL
May 9, 2018
Bought this for the 3/8" Pewag chain. Once put on the chain I used tie wraps to secure on both ends. Did a great job of not making a mark on my Harley Davidson Ultra on a 1500 mile round trip. Very heavy duty.
  • Thick
By Kevin H.
Pawtucket, RI
Above & Beyond
April 4, 2018
After researching and shopping for competitive pricing, Westech Rigging Supply was a source worthy of bookmarking. Quality of product, very fast turn around time, and above and beyond customer service!
By Joe T.
La Palma, California
Paint Protector & Quieter
March 3, 2018
When moving the chain around it would make a lot of noise and scratch the paint on my e-bike were it not for the sleeve. It keeps the chain from filling up with dirt & gunk, making it easier to wipe off. It also looks great.
By Paul
Visalia, Ca
Chain Sleeve
March 2, 2018
Wasn't going to get this as I thought thirty bucks was a lot for a stupid piece of cloth and if I wanted one, I could fashion it myself. However, I am glad I got it. If chaining a gate, you don't need it. Anything else, get it, otherwise the chain will surely scar or damage it.
  • Thought it was going to be cheap and chintzy. It isn't. Some kind of weird material which is very strong and as flexible as the chain. I got 1/2" chain, and it took a while to get it on as it fits snugly but in addition to not scarring your locked item, it makes the chain itself a little easier to deal with, handle and hold. I got 8' of this for a 10' chain, leaving 1 foot at each end for locking, etc. and this seems to work out well.
  • None.
By Ray
Protective sleeve
February 14, 2018
Fire hose material keeps the chain from marking whatever it comes into contact with.
By Antonio N.
Miramar, Florida
January 3, 2018
It fits nice and tight on the 1/2" Laclede security chain , I highly recommend for those who buy any chain to secure a bicycle or an item to protect the surface directly from the chain. It's on my everyday chain to lock down my bicycle, I'm planning to buy an extra one for spare.
  • Excellent high quality material
  • N/A

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