Originally Posted by Chris
Where can I get these stainless steel sleeves from the last time I took my drums off I scraped out mounds of grease that had slipped pass the seals.
Chris, try your local bearing supplier. They have a name, which I'm fekked if I can remember, but if you tell them what they are for, I'm sure they'll know about them. The ones I've seen have a rim which assists in pushing them on and there is a special tool for cutting it off once they are in place. I've no doubt a properly sized piece of tube will see them on and I can think of lotsa ways of trimming the rim off.
I've not used them but I've seen them used on a large boat for refacing the propeller shaft surface. They do that annually and they appear to be able to withstand the constant immersion in salt water.