Colored Aluminum shaft covers/Slurpee straws are still out there/revisited

So while I was working on a custom, I wanted these that I remember were a rage for a bit a couple years ago… saw that they werent at 7-11 anymore… so I went to trusty ebay and they are still out there… (minus gold apparently).

Just search for “aluminum slurpee straw”

bought a bunch for future projects myself… they are a different brand name but are the same size. (see below)

You can get 3 from each just by cutting with dremel or hacksaw (there is etching on some of it so not usable) and they are cheap (they were 2 bux per where I got them).

anywho… just want to pass along the info.