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    I have tm paddle with 1.0 0.5 ch.5 oxide litigo leather for daily strop i want to replace the 1.0 dp with 0.25 dp. Could i just wipe it well of as it is water based and reaply 0.25 paste?

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    With diamond pastes you will get into trouble I think.
    The liquid the diamond particles have been dissolved in is watersoluable.
    The diamond particles are not.

    So wiping them off will probably not be enough.
    I would try to sand down the surface a bit,
    this way you will get rid of most of the parcticles
    and be able to reaply some.
    But still there is a chance your .25 will be contaminated with 1.0µ
    because these ultrafine particles will settle down in every pore and every grain
    of the leather and will be willing to stay were they are

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    I wouldn't risk that kind of transition. Shouldn't be too hard to just replace the leather strip.
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    I wouldn't mess with it, it is always possible to go up in grit size but I never consider it feasible to go down. if you have a plain side I would use that making your four sided a paddle a sharpening tool and giving you an excuse to get that nice new hanger you know you want

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    Could i get good results if i put the 0.25 dp on my spear cotton strop i have ch.5 on the leather side?

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    hello Gary,

    I get the best results, when it comes to diamondpaste
    when I apply ot to felt. I see that in the latest Video showing Lynn in a little demonstration
    It is cheap and can easily be glued to wood!
    I don´t know why but it seems the felt makes the diamond edge
    way smoother and more gently.


    I have not tried using it on a cotton strop
    but I cannot think why it shouldn´t work

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    Where would i get felt from?

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    I bought my felt at a local diy-store in the section were you can get little wooden boxes and wrapping paper and stuff
    It cost me 49cents and will be enough for 4-5 strops ^^

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