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Post  lynnr on Tue 08 May 2012, 2:06 pm

Hi

What would be the recommended size and material for a tube brush?

S/Steel, steal, brass, nylon?

Any recommendation of where to get?

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Post  Steve Traill on Tue 08 May 2012, 2:43 pm

I use a brass one for my 4" SC as it has copper tubes and steel would be a bit abrasive. For steel tubes a steel brush would be my choice. I don't like them too stiff so to make the brush a good fit I put one end in an electric drill and hold it on a belt sander until it's just right. Too stiff & the bristles just bend backwards & forwards then break off prematurely.

LSM sell a variety of brushes along with handles as do several other suppliers. I don't think there is a quality issue as they are pretty much all the same.

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Post  Rickster on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 10:25 pm

Hi Lynn,

In case this helps, I spoke to Steve and he recommended a 21mm or 22mm brush. I bought a "tube brush bundle" from Heritage with a brass bruss - the price includes the brush for 20.00 plus the dreaded vat and delivery.

I think it works out to 7/8" in old money. Tried it out at the weekend and it seems to fit well but the tube rod could be a bit thicker making it less reisistant to bending. It works perfectly well though having said all that.

cheers

Rick

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Post  chop on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 7:41 am

12 bore barrel brush is exactly the right size bronze ones on ebay for a few quid.

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