Flexible Hones for Gasoline and Diesel Engines: BRM Announces Technical Article Explaining How Mechanics Use Flex-Hone® Tools for Surface Finishing and Cylinder Deglazing

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Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), Made in USA supplier of flexible honing tools and industrial brushes, announces technical article about how professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) engine mechanics use Flex-Hone® tools to deglaze cylinder walls and improve surface finish. California manufacturer’s cylinder hones also used with engine components like valves, camshafts, and connecting rods.

Flexible Honing for Engines

Flexible Honing for Engines

Because flexible hones can be used with a handheld electric drill, they do not require special training, expensive equipment, or complex setups or clean-ups.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), Made in America maker of surface finishing solutions, is announcing a technical article about how auto mechanics are using flexible hones to surface finish and deglaze the walls of engine cylinders. Professional and DIY mechanics are also using BRM’s Flex-Hone® tools for other engine-related, inner diameter (ID) surface finishing applications.    

In an on-line article called Flexible Honing for Engines, BRM explains why Flex-Hone® technology is versatile, reliable, and easy-to-use. For example, because flexible hones can be used with a handheld electric drill, they do not require special training, expensive equipment, or complex setups or clean-ups. A favorite of engine mechanics, these engine hones impart an ideal final surface finish.

Cylinder Wall Surface Finishing

As BRM’s new article explains, Flex-Hone® tools are also easy-to-use because they’re self-centering, self-aligning to the bore, and self-compensating for wear. Known as ball hones because of their distinctive appearance, these cylinder honing tools are made with abrasive globules that are permanently laminated to flexible nylon filaments.

With its low-temperature, low-pressure abrading process, flexible honing produces a substantially flat surface that’s free of jagged peaks and cut, torn, or folded metal. The plateau finish that the Flex-Hone® imparts features a cross-hatch pattern of oil-retaining valleys for optimum lubrication. As BRM’s new article explains, these ball hones can also be used to break the glaze that forms on cylinder walls.

Resurfacing Engine Components

In Flexible Honing for Engines, BRM also describes how a company called MSB Tuning surface finishes engine components. As the engine tuner explains, BRM ball hones can be used with main bearing tunnels, connecting rods, OHC camshaft tunnels, valve guides, DOHL lifter bores, and in-block hydraulic lifter bores. “If there is a hole and I need to surface finish it,” the tuner writes, “I Flex-Hone it.”

On the automotive industry page of its website, BRM confirms the many engine-related uses for its surface finishing tools. For example, in addition to engine cylinders, Flex-Hone® technology is used with both wet and dry cylinder liners. Flexible honing tools are also used with cam bearing bores, valve guides, and valve bodies as well as crank bores, piston pin bores, and engine liners.

For more information, read Flexible Honing for Engines and then watch this short YouTube video about Flex-Hone® tools from Motorz TV. The Flex-Hone® Resource Guide also provides important information about tool selection and use.

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

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Ph: (323) 261-2193

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