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jgraeff
09-22-2012, 10:52 AM
Hey guys,

i picked up some diamond slurry, whats the best way to apply it to felt, i tried to put a few drops and smear it but dried instantly, do i need a spray bottle?

Cutty Sharp
09-22-2012, 10:55 AM
I've got some which I hardly ever use, but if I do it's with a spray. Suppose a brush could work, but then they're be more wasted I think.

jgraeff
09-22-2012, 11:09 AM
any recommendations for spray bottles or will any one work?

Cutty Sharp
09-22-2012, 12:16 PM
I'm pretty sure any old spray bottle that works could do the job, but you'll probably want a small one that releases more delicately. Maybe like people use for perfume? Tiny tiny particles are in that liquid, so no worries about clogging if that's what you're thinking.

I think the advantage when you spray is that you get an even distribution on your felt. And just a few sprays - just a little is needed. Of course it will dry on the felt, but the abrasive particles should remain near the surface unless the felt isn't fine enough. There are a few videos out there on stropping - but I can't remember specifics. You could also use the diamond spray on leather. Maybe take a look? I'm not a strop-expert, though.

jayhay
09-22-2012, 03:55 PM
Spraying is best. I just bought these,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-PET-clear-Plastic-Spray-Bottles-2oz-ATOMIZERS-/250634402771?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5af97bd3

and they are perfect. Look for a fine mister sprayer. That's the important part. I purchased some that were identical but they squirted a straight line, instead of misting. Hope this helps.

jgraeff
09-22-2012, 09:32 PM
Thanks guys!!