Custom Horn Brush Assistance Needed

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Any ideas on how to fabricate a new Horn Brush? Mine is missing. I was thinking of using the bare end of a welding rod what is just slightly larger than the contact spring.
 
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when turning the steering wheel, the little brush rides on the horn ring, you probably noticed the horn ring is very smooth on the top. I would imagine a typical metal core 'welding rod' would scrape the horn ring when you turn the wheel


just use a hardware store carbon brush that will fit on the end of the spring (take spring with you), later on, to fit it down into the wheel, you can trim down the other end on a grindstone. carbon brushes are quite soft.
 
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My horn brush was really worn where it rides on the ring. I took it down to the hardware store and picked up a round brush that was a slightly smaller diameter. I trimmed the brush to length, hooked it up to a spring from a pen. Put it in and it works great. The carbon brushes are very soft, easy to cut and mold to shape.
 
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My horn brush was really worn where it rides on the ring. I took it down to the hardware store and picked up a round brush that was a slightly smaller diameter. I trimmed the brush to length, hooked it up to a spring from a pen. Put it in and it works great. The carbon brushes are very soft, easy to cut and mold to shape.

Just finished doing the same thing. Works great! I would not use something harder than the contact plate in the column, or else it will wear the ring rather than the brush.

$6 + a pen spring = working horn.
 
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By "brush" what type of brush do you mean? Metal brush (like for polishing)? Paint brush? ANy recommendation as to which brush and spring? Thanks in advance.
 
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By "brush" what type of brush do you mean? Metal brush (like for polishing)? Paint brush? ANy recommendation as to which brush and spring? Thanks in advance.


A brush for an electric motor. Ace Hardware has a bin full of random sizes. I got one that was a cylinder but just a bit to big around and to long. Easy to re-shape/cut to length.
There are a couple other key bits you must have for the old horn to work.
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A brush for an electric motor. Ace Hardware has a bin full of random sizes. I got one that was a cylinder but just a bit to big around and to long. Easy to re-shape/cut to length.
There are a couple other key bits you must have for the old horn to work.
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Thanks, I'm an attorney by profession, a frustrated actor (wanted to make my parents happy and I left a promising theatre acting career), now playing mechanic. I learn from all of you.
 

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