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The Machinery Cleanery is unable to supply brushes until August 26th 2014

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" Small Brushes for Serious Work "



The Machinery Cleanery is the sole manufacturer and distributor of these unique brushes

They are available only from this website

Please read the Full Product Information below, including the links,
and if you wish to place an order click here -

~ Ordering and Payment ~



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The Complete Range of  Aluminium Alloy Cleaning Brushes - for cleaning, refinishing and maintaining aluminum alloy

Dimensions of  Motorcycle Aluminium Alloy Cleaning Brushes

Brush Construction

Bristles are secured at the base with an epoxy resin and lie freely within the tubular brass handle

Machinery Cleanery Brush Construction Nylon Bristles

Nylon bristles are straight

Machinery Cleanery Brush Construction Stainless Steel Bristles

Stainless Steel bristles are crimped, or wavy



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The nylon bristle brushes are for cleaning dried mud, grease and grime from alloy surfaces with your own favourite suds or degreaser. The first was made in 1966

The stainless steel bristle brushes are for refinishing cast aluminium alloy surfaces and were first made in 1973. The inspiration for them was the motorcycle you see in the photos

Ideal for any application where surface preparation must be meticulous

Unsurpassed where access is severely limited

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Prices are in Australian $ ( AUD )     Postage and insurance extra

Prices $ AUD Size A Size B Size C Size D Size E Size F
SS for Alloy 24.00 30.00 36.00 42.00 n/a n/a
Nylon n/a n/a 20.00 26.00 32.00 38.00



Available singly, or in any combination

There's no Shopping Carts or forms here, you will be given an exact price when ordering

Postage for one brush to be sent insured airmail to USA or Europe add AUD 20.00
and AUD 26.00 for the eight

To convert from AUD to your currency click the following link    
~ The Universal Currency Converter Services ~



Each brush is individually hand made - there are no discounts for quantity

Guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects



These brushes have gained impressive Street Credentials from respected motorcycle restoration experts and professional workshops

Even more pleasing is they have become the trusted tools of DIY motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide
See ~ Street Cred ~



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Stainless Steel Bristle Brushes

The SS for Alloy brushes are for surface refinishing of bare aluminium alloy

They remove firmly baked on deposits and corrosion from alloy without leaving unsightly scratches or obliterating extremely fine detail and original texture

Excellent for producing a lustrous well-cared for look on neglected alloy, the fine bristle tips get right into the tiny pits and depressions in the surface. The mode of action is end-on agitation and further info is available here - ~ Unique Brushing Action ~

The smaller sizes enable alloy refinishing to be accomplished quickly and easily even in deep crevices such as between the fins to expose bare metal on cylinder walls and around exhaust ports

Suitable for use on any type of alloy surface which is not polished, coated or anodised



Detailing between fins
Detailing between the fins.
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Size C with SS bristles working on the cylinder wall

No other brushing tool or alloy refinishing method can perform in such restricted situations and none can be applied to almost anywhere on a motorcycle without the need to remove obstructing parts and/or dismantle the motor



Detailing logo
Detailing logo with SS for Alloy brush


The area to be treated can be selected with precision - the delicately patterned background of a logo can be thoroughly cleaned while the smooth highly polished lettering is left untouched

Unlike chemical cleaning, bead blasting or ultrasonic methods you can choose exactly where brushing is required, and to what extent. The effects are instantly seen so unnecessary surface agitation is avoided



 Four sizes Stainless Steel for Alloy in between the fins
Four sizes SS for Alloy
Sizes A, B and C reach right down to the cylinder walls on this motor
Size A is narrow enough to be angled for use on the flat finned areas
Size D at bottom is too big to get far between these fins

  Stainless Steel for Alloy size D for larger areas
SS for Alloy size D
Size D is for use on larger areas such as crankcases and cylinder heads


During mechanical repairs they are invaluable for removing firm residue, old sealant, threadlocking material and carbon buildup from intricate shapes such as internal and external threads and splines, gear cogs, and the tricky spots of combustion chambers, exhaust ports, piston crowns

Click here for details on the alloy refinishing technique
and how to look after the brushes
~ SS for Alloy Refinishing Brushes Instruction Sheet ~





To see a MP4 video on the brushes in use click this link
~ video clip showing how the brushes are used on alloy surfaces ~





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Nylon* Bristle Brushes

Nylon bristle brushes in four sizes

Four sizes with Nylon bristles

The Nylon bristles are for removing soft deposits from alloy, and for any cleaning job where the toothbrush or curled up rag won't go. They may be used dry when dusting, or with the usual cleaning detergents and degreasers for more stubborn dried muck, insects and roadgrime

Concours vintage alloy can be freshened up without disturbing the patina. The Nylon bristles work well with metal polishes and waxes in liquid, cream or paste form

With degreaser they make short work of cleaning up the rear end of regularly ridden chain driven 'bikes.

        * Nylon is a Dupont trade name, now a generic term

Click here for
~ Nylon Brush Instructions Sheet ~



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Frequently Asked Questions

Which brush/s do I need ? ?

To determine which brush/s you require note that the handles sizes are in fractions of an inch just like a drill bit set. Try poking around with various drill bits into places you would love to be able to clean properly



Is there a recommended set suitable for my 'bike ? ?

A whole motor can be refinished with just a size A however the work will be slow and tedious over large areas where a size D should be used, but size D won't get into the tight spots.

With all four of the SS for Alloy brushes any motorcycle alloy refinishing job can be tackled easily

The four Nylons allow for thorough cleaning all over your motorcycle





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Brush Renewal



The brushes are extremely durable but eventually the bristle ends will fatigue or wear down

A section of the handle can be removed to expose fresh bristle ends. Each brush can be rejuvenated several times
Click here to see how this is done - ~ Brush Renewal Method ~

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Precautions and Safety Directions

DO NOT USE STEEL BRISTLE BRUSHES WITH FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS-
Steel bristles produce sparks which will ignite volatile solvents or vapours

You are advised to wear eye protection when using the brushes as fine particles or solvent droplets can be propelled from the work area at high speed

Do not use near live electrical cables or terminals. Do not use near hot engine or machinery parts

All brushes may be boiled or autoclaved, but must be allowed to cool before use

For hand use only. Not to be mounted in power drills

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Brushing Results - old alloy responds brilliantly to wire brushing. Once the alloy surfaces have been refinished with the SS for Alloy it is easy and quick to maintain regularly ridden, all weather motorcycles in concours condition for many years simply by using the Nylons in the tight spots during a normal wash and wax









The next two pics are full sized

Machinery Cleanery Ducati Scrambler

Here's one example of many recent show award winners where the brushes have been used for refurbishing the alloy. This superb total restoration/reincarnation won the " People's Choice " at the Bayles Link Run 2009, and quite rightly so

Machinery Cleanery Ducati Scrambler Detail

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