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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about how to solve difficult finishing problems. For over 50 years, Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) has helped customers use brushing technology to clean, rebuild, and resurface components ranging from engine cylinders to brake rotors to flywheels to firearms. BRM's Blog on CR4 provides real-world examples of how flex hones and wire brushes work. It also evaluates related technologies and invites questions from the community.

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Gun Maintenance and Honing Oil

Posted May 07, 2013 10:52 AM by Brush Research

Gun Trade World magazine is where gun buyers learn about leading suppliers to shooters, hunters, and the firearms industry. Available digitally and in print, Gun Trade World also provides news, insights, and commentary about topics ranging from handgun sales to rifle manufacturing. With its growing global audience, the magazine is sent to more readers in more countries than any other shooting publication.

Flexible Honing for Firearms

As many Gun Trade World readers know, BRM's Flex-Hone for Firearms tool is specially designed for surface finishing cylinders, slides, chambers, magazine tubes, and smoothbore barrels. Built by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of a full line of flexible honing tools and industrial brushes, this flexible hone is used with shotguns, rifles, revolvers and pistols, and even paintball guns.

Gun Tools and Optimum Lubrication

Today, visitors to the Gun Trade World home page can watch an instructional video that explains how to use BRM's gun tool. Readers can also revisit the magazine's March edition and learn about the proper way to use flexible hones. Always coat these gun tools with generous amounts of lubricant, and choose BRM Flex-Hone oil for optimum results.

Choosing a Honing Oil

Flex-Hone oil contains a specially-formulated blend of honing and lapping oils, a moisture-dispersant, a nonionic surfactant wetting agent to assure complete lubrication of the surface, and a special additive to help keep the metal cuttings and containments in suspension. BRM's emulsified honing oil also contains a lard oil to prevent the galling of aluminum, and an antibacterial agent.

BRM Flex-Hone Oil

The reasons for choosing BRM's high-quality honing oil are threefold. Flex-Hone oil keeps the Flex-Hone from Firearms from excessive loading, ensures the exposure of fresh cutting particles, and prevents cast-off metal from becoming embedded in the surface.

After honing is complete, remember to clean the honed area with warm water, mild detergent, and a soft nylon brush. Then lubricate your firearm with gun oil.

Author's Note: This CR4 blog entry originally appeared in the BRM Flex-Hone Blog.


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