Forums Beginner Questions Contaminated Lap?/Over Cutting Facets During Polishing Reply To: Contaminated Lap?/Over Cutting Facets During Polishing

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hray
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@Davidchols, Thank you for this info! As a perfectionist, it is really good for me to hear your advice about not obsessing over meet points as I am first starting out. @alanbalmer, Right now I have a very worn 600 and 1200 crystalite lap. I suspect that the 1600 may be acting more like a 3000 since it is so old, so that was what I was using as a pre-polish. I am considering purchasing a BATT lap and charging with diamond for polishing. Is this preferable to using Ultra laps? Can cerium oxide polish be put on the diamond charged BATT if needed? If you or anyone here has recommendations in regards to grit/brands of cutting and polishing laps that would be helpful as I get started, I would appreciate the advice. Thanks!