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BATTSTIK - Chrome Oxide polish charging stick, non messy

AUD $19.00

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BATTSTIK™ Chrome Oxide Polish Charging Stick.

This new product from Gearloose is a quick, easy and non-messy way of charging your laps with chrome oxide polish (see the BattStik set if you need Cerium and Aluminium Oxide).
Chrome Oxide is an excellent polish but traditionally very messy to use - this new Battstik does away with the mess!  Recommended for jade, tourmaline, peridot, garnet, chrome diopside, apatite, rhodonite and more.
Now available direct from Aussie Sapphire - the Australian dealer for Gearloose laps and products.  Give these a try - you'll be impressed by how these work for you.
Touch the BATTSTIK™ to the lap, move outward to flow melt the water soluble base, forming a thin uniform film on the lap. Turn on a SLOW water drip or light mist, creating a slurry film right on the lap. Reduces waste and mess! 
Information below from Gearloose (the manufacturer):


The BATTSTIK™ was developed to reduce the mess and waste we all experienced with oxide slurries. This became even more important when the Darkside™ laps came into common acceptance, because everyone learned they require VERY LITTLE oxide polish! 

If too much oxide polish is used, it can pile up and cause scratching. One benefit of the BATTSTIKs is they train people not to use too much oxides.
Travellers to Brazil have told me how popular Chromium Oxide is there. They cut a LOT of stones, so know what they are doing. But this is always accompanied by a comment.."..If you like a green shop, of course". 
Chrome oxide even polishes the quartzes well, a little more aggressive than Cerium Oxide. Now we have a way of addressing the worst of the messiness of chrome oxide, and samples sent out to cutters have resulted in good comments for quartzes, garnets and tourmalines. Of course, the Cab and Jade cutters already know about this polish. The only negative report I had is that it seems to be slow on Spinel.
NOTE:  image sourced from Gearloose website.  Stone not included - item for ONE Battstik only.
NOTE:  The Chrome Battstik is now the new version with a hard plastic covering and removable lid - this change has been introduced to reduce the risk of contamination and mess on your workspace.  To expose polish as required, remove the hard plastic outer layer with a crayon sharpener (ie. the ones with the larger size hole).  
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