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Old 06-12-18, 12:27 PM
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Rotary Wire Brushes

Would like to find a long bit (maybe 2') with an arbor (maybe 1/2") and corresponding rotary brass brushes with matching arbors in diameters such as 7/8", 1", 27.2mm, 1 1/8", and so on. Is there any manufacturer doing sizes specific for insides of tubes? I suppose alternatively I would clean with brass brushes glued to a stick. What would be recommended for carbon?
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Would like to find a long bit (maybe 2') with an arbor (maybe 1/2") and corresponding rotary brass brushes with matching arbors in diameters such as 7/8", 1", 27.2mm, 1 1/8", and so on. Is there any manufacturer doing sizes specific for insides of tubes? I suppose alternatively I would clean with brass brushes glued to a stick. What would be recommended for carbon?
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What would be recommended for carbon?
Leaving it alone works for most people. What would be in your carbon tubes that would need a rotary brush to remove?
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FWIW I have an old brake cylinder hone which I put inside the seat tube to clean things out . It will reach about 4" into the tube. I also have a set of round nylon bristle brushes on long twisted wire handles that are about 2 ft long each. The set I bought has various sized bristles from about 1/4" round to over 1" round.
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I agree, I already use .30 cal brushes to clean out U brake parts that mount on the posts in my battery drill, really saves a lot of effort to get into small spaces
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Leaving it alone works for most people. What would be in your carbon tubes that would need a rotary brush to remove?
+1. Using a power driven wire brush inside a carbon tube is a very bad idea. As above, what could you possibly need to clean out?
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What would be recommended for carbon
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I was able to locate abrasive brushes similar to what one might custom order, using terms such as pipe brush and tube cleaning brush. But, with respect to carbon and metal tubes, I'd like to find sponge and absorbent items for applying and removing solvent in long tubes.
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. . . brass brushes . . . brass brushes . . .
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. . . I'd like to find sponge and absorbent . . .
Shoppin' ain' easy -- especially when you don't know what you want.

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Why impossible?
Because nobody else can shop for you when you don't know what you want.
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