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  • Preventing contamination of laps

    Posted by davidechols on October 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    A tip I use when spreading diamond on a lap when charging to keep contamination to a minimum and also keeps your fingers clean. Wrap some saran wrap around the finger you use to spread the diamond. I tear off a small piece, double it, then wrap it around my finger tightly.

    DavidRilling replied 4 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • flfaceter73

    Member
    October 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Great idea david, ill try it soon. Thanks

  • jmee

    Member
    October 31, 2019 at 11:59 am

    I often use Gearloose’s diamond sticks when charging so contamination at that point isn’t an issue. However I hold the stone itself while cutting, which will get diamond on your fingers. I often use nitrile gloves, and sometimes just finger cots ( the little single finger “condoms”) on my thumb and forefinger to the same end as the plastic wrap mentioned above.

  • DavidRilling

    Member
    November 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I use one cent each poly food service gloves. A box of 500 is five bucks. I dont handle any charged lap bare handed. I also use the glove to spread the diamond charge on the lap.

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