Product Spotlight: Second Skin Hose Wrap

Hoses on your equipment being worn or abraded? Are you having issues with kinks, weathering, or chaffing which results in premature hose wear? Redco Second Skin may be an affordable solution. Redco Second Skin Hose Wrap is a polyurethane product that stretches around your vulnerable hoses with its unique expanding design. It’s available in several colors with black being the most popular. The wrap serves as an armor: absorbing the UV-light from the sun and taking the abrasion and wear that would otherwise be applied to your hoses and it helps keep them from tangling.

The light duty version of the wrap is available in diameters of 1/8″-1″ with each of those being available in a 100 foot coil only. The heavy-duty wrap is available in diameters of 1/2″-6″ and the length of the coil in the box differs based on how large the hose wrap is. Orders on the heavy-duty wrap also have free shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. as an added incentive. Most profiles have plenty of stock and ship 1-2 days after receipt of order. To view our Redco Second Skin Hose Wrap brochure, click here.

To contact us for a quotation on your hose wrap needs email us today.




Save Your Cylinders

REDCO™ SEAL SAVER* (*patented)

“SEAL SAVER” is a protective cylinder cover that has proven to extend the cylinder life three-fold and beyond. This simple to install product (no disassembly of the cylinder is required) is now being utilized around the world in the toughest environments (quarries, mining, steel mills, demolition, ready mix concrete, etc.).



The *patented “SEAL SAVER”* opens and closes like an accordion as the cylinder works. It keeps dirt, sand, and grit (all of which cause scoring and damage to the seals) off the rod. The hidden feature to this product is that it keeps the silt-sized particles from entering the hydraulic system via the seals and contaminating the system. Once in the system, these silt-sized particles act as a lapping compound. It is this build-up that begins wearing on the valves and pumps. 700f hydraulic system failures are caused by contaminated (dirty) oil. If you stop the ingress of these contaminants, the oil filter can do it’s job (keep the system clean).

Depending on the application, several types of materials are used to manufacture this unique product. In addition to the standard Ballistic woven nylon, special materials include Kevlar (for very abrasive conditions), Aluminized Kevlar (for high abrasion and heat), and two grades of Aluminized Silica Cloth (for high heat and extremely high heat). When determining if you should use this type of protection, you should consider the price of replacing or rebuilding a cylinder, as well as the labor and downtime costs involved. When you add it all up, this product is simply “Intelligent Preventative Maintenance”.

DESIGNED TO FIT: Case, Caterpillar, Chute Cylinders, Daewoo, Hitachi, John Deere, Kawasaki, Kobelco, Komatsu, Liebherr, Linkbelt, Ready Mix Concrete Equipment, Volvo

Contact REDWOOD PLASTICS for more information.


*”SEAL SAVER” is patented by Fluid Control Services.