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8" Lightning Lap - 1 Sided  
8" Lightning Lap - 1 Sided

Price: $100.00


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Lightning Lap can polish from hard to soft gemstone and everything in between. You can expect sharp, flat facets every time using diamond, oxides, or a number of other industry blends and polishes.

Quite simply, the Lightning Lap is a Space-Age composite plastic material with characteristics some have compared to a ceramic lap. Yet it is unique with a with its own special abilities to render a finished gem in a fraction of the usual time. This is due to an exceptional hardness, flatness, and non-retentive permeability from diamond polishes, most chemicals, and lubricants. The LL provides a 2-sided, smooth, flat, hard, durable faceting lap which is suitable for oxide or diamond polishing of gemstones. The user must only clean the LL before “recharging” with the next polishing medium.

Diamond and oxide polishes are well-suited to the natural LL. However, compared to other laps, polishes respond differently on the LL surface. In fact, the LL can truly be considered a cutting lap as well as a polishing lap. Everything from 600 to 200,000 diamond mesh has been used on the LL. At the same time, both diamond and oxides can "work" aggressively and yet smoothly to produce scratch-free, remarkably sharp, flat facets.

All of these polishes and compounds should be scrubbed from the LL using LAVA soap, or Kitchen Cleanser, and rinsed clean before attempting to apply another polish to the LL surface! Of course, some users choose to keep a single polish on the lap to be used again. So they own more than one LL for their various polishing needs. Other folk “zone” their LL with several rings of different polishing compounds so they can move from one polish to the next without cleaning the lap.
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