Disc Brake Resurfacing: BRM Announces Magazine Article and Product Video About Flex-Hone® for Rotors Tools for DIY Brake Jobs

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Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), Made in America maker of flexible honing tools and industrial brushes, announces DSPORT magazine article and YouTube video about do-it-yourself (DIY) disc brake repairs. Flex-Hone® for Rotors tools mount in handheld electric drills and impart non-directional surface finish that helps quiet brake noise.

BRM Flex-Hone® for Rotors

BRM Flex-Hone® for Rotors

The Flex-Hone for Rotors can help you save a few bucks and get rid of that annoying brake judder for good”.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), Made in USA supplier of surface finishing solutions, is announcing a magazine article and product video about the Flex-Hone® for Rotors. Designed for use with a handheld power drill, BRM’s flexible honing tool is trusted by professional brake technicians and DIY mechanics alike. This brake hone is suitable for both new and turned rotors, and imparts an ideal surface finish.

In Glaze is for Donuts: Do-It-Yourself Disc Brake Resurfacing, DSPORT magazine explains why the Flex-Hone® for Rotors is the right tool for eliminating brake pad glaze and surface corrosion, conditions that can cause brake noise. As author Jun Chen explains to magazine readers, “the Flex-Hone for Rotors can help you save a few bucks and get rid of that annoying brake judder for good.”

Surface Finishing Solutions

As the article in DSPORT’s August edition reports, some motorists blame brake vibrations on warped rotors. Most modern rotors are made of a type of iron, however, and are unlikely to warp because of the metal’s stability and hardness. Typically then, brake noise is caused by an uneven layer of brake pad material that accumulates on the face of the rotor.

Improper pad bedding isn’t the only cause of noisy brakes, however, as surface corrosion and improper machining may be to blame. For all of these surface condition problems, the Flex-Hone® for Rotors is the solution. Built with BRM’s Flex-Hone® technology and designed for flat surfaces instead of cylinder walls, this brushing tool can also be used to surface finish flywheels, clutch plates, and brake drums.

Rotor Hone Selection and Use

The Flex-Hone® for Rotors comes in coarse, medium, and fine grits. As BRM explains in a downlodable brochure, users should work in towards the center and then out to the edge, applying light pressure to the rotor’s face. Rotate the rotor hone between 300 and 600 RPM, and remember that dwell time – not excessive pressure – produces the desired finish.

To test the Flex-Hone® for Rotors under real-world conditions, DSPORT magazine acquired four brake rotors from a race car with some time at the track. Equipped with a cordless drill and a coarse-grit brush tool, the crew removed the transfer layer from each rotor’s face. The DIY mechanics then switched to a medium-grit tool, and finally to a fine-grit tool. Because the Flex-Hone® for Rotors is self-leveling and applies uniform pressure, keeping the brush tool square and flat was an easy task.

For more information, read Glaze is for Donuts: Do-It-Yourself Disc Brake Resurfacing, and watch the Flex-Hone for Rotors® – DIY Brake Resurfacing video.

About Brush Research Manufacturing

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of flexible honing tools and a full line of industrial brushes, is located in Los Angeles, California. For over 55 years, BRM has been solving surface finishing challenges with brushing technology. BRM’s Flex-Hone® tool is the industry standard against which all other surface finishing solutions are compared. Visit the BRM website to learn more.

Media Contact:
Heather Jones
Director of Marketing
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.
4642 Floral Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90022

For Immediate Release:
Ph: (323) 261-2193

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