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wire brush

a brush with steel bristles for removing rust, flaking paint, etc.


[wahyuh r-bruhsh] /ˈwaɪərˈbrʌʃ/
verb (used with object)
to clean or remove with a wire brush. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for wire brush
  • Remove sealing tape that requires scraping, wire brushing, and cleaning with a drill mounted wire brush.
  • The piles are then finally cleaned using a wire brush attached to the drill rig.
  • Surfaces must be cleaned using a wire brush, a light grinding action or a mild blasting.
  • With hot rolled steel, scale and surface oxidation must be removed by shot or media blasting, wire brush or chemical means.
  • Cleans intake manifolds using a wire brush to remove dirt and debris from gaskets.
  • Rust which cannot be removed even by vigorous scrubbing with a wire brush is considered firmly bonded and may remain.
  • There are three major impingement processes proposed for study in this research, grit blasting, wire brush removal and tumbling.
  • wire brush cleaners have brushes in good condition and are functioning properly.
  • The cause of this corrosion was found to be a wire brush handle lodged in the concrete at the interface with the liner.
  • Remove dirt and debris from holes with compressed air or wire brush.
British Dictionary definitions for wire brush

wire brush

a brush having wire bristles, used for cleaning metal, esp for removing rust, or for brushing against a cymbal
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