Can you use sandpaper to hone a cylinder?

Can you use sandpaper to hone a cylinder?

Honing gets rid of all the imperfections from your cylinder and makes them function perfectly. You can use different cylinder honing tools for that purpose. But if you don’t have any tool available, then you can try honing a cylinder with sandpaper.

What grit is best for cylinder hone?

180 to 240 grits
In the case of most automotive combustion cylinders, 120 grit works for older cast ring sets or where the cylinder has been re-bored and is a little rough. Hones with 180 to 240 grits are good choices for general deglazing where the cylinder is not going to be bored or honed.

How much material does honing a cylinder remove?

The amount of Material Removal when Honing(abrasive flow machining) can be controlled to remove as little as . 001” and will depend on target set by customer. The rougher the starting surface finish is, the more material removal will be needed to achieve the best finish possible.”

What causes a cylinder to get a ridge at the top?

Before the piston is removed from the cylinder, check for a ridge at the top of the cylinder bore. This ridge occurs because the piston ring does not travel all the way to the top of the bore, thereby leaving an unused portion of cylinder bore.

When should a cylinder be ridge reamer?

Removing the ridge prevents damage to the piston ring groove lands during piston removal. The ridge occurs as the cylinder wall wears and appears just above the top of the compression ring. This wear leaves the area above ring travel unworn. Use a ridge reamer to remove this ridge.

How long does it take to hone a cylinder?

You should only have to hone for about 10 to 15 seconds at a time until you can see consistent crosshatch marks. The ball hone will be a little bit more abrasive, which is why we don’t recommend using a ball hone on plated cylinders unless they are specified to be safe.

How do you clean bores after honing?

Cleaning a honed cylinder Best results are achieved by scrubbing with a nylon brush and hot soapy water. Kerosene, brake clean or petrol is not effective. After cleaning, check by wiping with clean engine oil and a clean white cloth which should not come out grey!