A soft hone brush like this one is one of the tools that may be used to prepare the interior surface of the cylinder. Wiseco photo.
How to hone your cylinder
The most common tools you’ll find for honing small engine applications are rigid or brush hones and ball hones. Hones can be ordered by size according to your cylinder bore. Just cross reference your bore size with the information from the company you order your hone from. The hone company should also have recommendations on grit and material type, based on what type of rings you have.