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Thread: What to mix with powder to make a good paste?

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    Default What to mix with powder to make a good paste?

    I have read the sticky on pasting a strop, but it is from 2008. Just wondering if a few people have come up with a different, or better solution?

    I received some paste, and powdered Cr2O, and Fe2O3 recently.

    The pasted Cr2O is 0.5 micron, the powdered is 0.3 micron, and I want to make some good long lasting paste with the smaller 0.3 Cr2O to apply to a cotton strop.

    I have plenty of mineral oil, I use for my cutting boards, but wasn’t sure if it was the best thing to use.

    As always, help, and suggestions are always appreciated.
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    Been using mineral oil for years, works great and is what was recommended to me when I first started shaving with a straight razor.
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    A couple drops of Mineral, Neetsfoot or Ballistol.

    You don’t need much.

    Add the powder to the oil.
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    For powdered CrOx pigment I mix it with Isopropyl alcohol and apply it with a spray bottle, works great, I imagine one could use this method w/any powdered sub-micron abrasive.
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