Ken Rakusin keeping business local
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — In 1990, Ken Rakusin took the position of president at Gordon Brush Manufacturing Company, but he was not sure what he was getting himself into.
The company was based out of a dark and rundown 15,000 square foot facility.
Flap Brushes are the versatile, high-performance alternative to conventional bristle brushes and messy, technique-dependent buffing compounds. These long-lasting, precision-made brushes give you improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical metal prep and finishing tasks, including cleaning, stripping, deburring, polishing, aesthetic finishing and more.
Gordon Brush's bonded flap brushes are made from non-woven abrasive material. Flap brushes are made from a flexible open structure nylon web that is impregnated with resin and aluminum oxide grain. A non-woven grit, refers to the size of the abrasive grain impregnated into the nylon web. The lower the number, the larger the grains. Use of large particles (coarse grit) results in a more aggressive cut and a coarser finish.
The outer diameter of the flaps range from 3.75" to 6" and the inner diameter from 1" to 2". These flap brushes have an overall length of 24" or 30". Grit options range from a fine 300 up to a super fine 500.
Non-woven Flap brushes are capable of conforming to concave, flat, and irregular surfaces. They create matte and satin finishes without lines on work pieces. They are excellent for blending, cleaning welds, and removing corrosion, rust or scaling and for grain, antique, and satin finishes, finishing aluminum extrusions, and applying an inline brushed finish on aluminum and stainless steel
Sometimes selecting the correct size of brush for an application can be challenging when multiple specifications need to be met. Gordon Brush® has addressed this need and through the state-of-the-art Wizard feature, unique to the Gordon Brush® website, a customer can search for multiple detailed specifications simultaneously to find the exact brush needed.
If you do not find the exact brush to meet your specific needs within our extensive inventory, please contact Gordon Brush® today for your custom brush manufacturing needs such as miniature brushes, flow-thru brushes, block brushes and more! If we are not already manufacturing a brush to fit your needs, our experienced engineers can custom design, custom make or modify a brush to meet your precise specifications. Whether you need a standard brush or custom-made brush, you can count on Gordon Brush® for bigger, better brush ideas.
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