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wire brush

n
1. (Metallurgy) a brush having wire bristles, used for cleaning metal, esp for removing rust, or for brushing against a cymbal
2. (Instruments) a brush having wire bristles, used for cleaning metal, esp for removing rust, or for brushing against a cymbal
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Translations

wire brush

nspazzola metallica
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Badly pitted cast iron or cookware with burned-on food requires some prepping with heavy-duty wire brushes, then possibly sandblasting to remove all the rust.
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Robotic finishing cells use 6-axis robots combined with equipment with abrasive belts or wheels, wire brushes or buff wheels, or both to perform programmed, highly efficient grinding, polishing, buffing, satin finishing and deburring operations.
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They are 1) available in sizes 4-42 inches; 2) come in three standard configurations--5D-1BR (will traverse a 1.5 DR bend); 4D-2BR (will traverse 3 DR or larger bends); and 4D-2BR PitBoss[TM] (will traverse 3 DR or larger bends and is very effective at removal of black powder and cleaning deposits from internal pits); 3) heavy duty, rugged steel body; 4) nonmetallic bumpers protect bolts and prevent metal-to-metal contact; 5) spring steel wire brushes and polyurethane scraper discs provide 100% circumferential cleaning; and 6) removable bypass plugs that provide jetting action for optimal cleaning effectiveness.
Abrasive pads and wire brushes remove the protective coating from the boom rails and actuators, which leads to corrosion damage.