Engine honing

So maybe some of you heard earlier I used sandpaper to hone my cylinder...Not a bad idea in actually, we have done it with success in my shop. Reguardless the sandpaper I used was so fine it really didn't take off any material at off even though it looked smoother....I bought a brake cylinder hone from sears and that thing fired up like it never has before.

Reguardless I heard someone here talking about the "silicone brush hone" which i saw online and it looks way more forgiving around the transfer ports (where my hone shoes just got stuck) where can i get one the right size??? Any ideas??

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nevermind you guys, found a dude on ebay who sells every size silicone cylinder hones, got a 1.75 inch hone for my 1.78 inch cylinder... Finally i can get the sections between the transfer ports smoothed out...

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The shoes getting stuck is why you should use a ball- hone on a 2 stroke, for the final cross hatch.

As for finding one small enough, I've never had that much luck.

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will emery paper work the same way as sandpaper? and if so which grit should be used?

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George Smith /

hehe ive used all of the above and got a 2 cycle engine cylinder hone sitting right here next to my desk heh :)

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should you lube up a cylinder after honing or just wipe off the excess?

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George Smith /

i always wipe out with a lightly dampened with sae 30 clothe but too each his own :)

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