A water-based Polycrystalline diamond supplied in 100,000 and 200,000 grits sizes, that produces a FAST “Water-Wet” appearing perfect polish. Especially effective on Topaz, CZ, chrysoberyl, and corundums. Particularly effective on the MATRIX™ and DiaMatrix™ laps, and has also been used to great effect on the BATT™ and Darkside™.
#3000 and #8000 Grits provide rapid, easy-to-clean pre-polished surfaces, all ready for that 5-second perfect polish. A new hybrid Fast-Cutting/Prepolsh waterbased product is added in April 2015: ”FIREWATER” is a water-based process for final cutting and leaves a polish ready surface. A fresh application cuts a fine finish very rapidly. The lap is wiped and residual polish IN the lap surface produces an instant pre-polish. Public reviews by testers can be found on gemology Online.
Generally used with metal laps. Copper and BATT have been effective favorites. Supplied in #1200, #600, and #325 Grits. These must be used with caution to avoid contamination. Clean practices must be used because these grit sizes must never be transferred to a polishing lap. But the benefits can outweigh the extra care needed.