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Gearloose Faceting Lap Application Chart

Gearloose Faceting Lap Application Chart

Which Lap Should You Use?

This is a chart going over the various Gearloose laps and what materials they polish. Gearloose is a leading manufacturer for faceting laps in the lapidary industry. Their different formulas and different laps are each geared specifically for different gemstones. These charts, in depth, explain the use for each one and the difficulty to use them. Use this when deciding what lap to use when polishing a faceted gemstone. Find Gearloose Laps here.

Product Common Use Polish Agent Ease of Use MHO Range Primary Market
BATT Polish or Pre-Polish Diamond / Oxide Normal 4 to 9 Instructional / Commercial / Hobby
BA5T Polish / Pre-Polish Diamond Normal 5 to 9 Competition & Production
Darkside Polish Diamond or Oxide Easy 4 to 9 Instruction / Commercial / Hobby
Greenway Polish Water / Oxide Easiest 3 to 8 All Commercial & Hobby
Cast Zinc Polish / Pre-Polish Diamond Easy 6 to 9 All Commercial & Hobby
Matrix Polishing Diamond or Oxide Easiest 5 to 9 Instruction / Commercial / Hobby
DiaMatrix Polishing Diamond / Oxide Easy 6 to 9 Competition & Production
Twistor Pre-Polish Water Normal 7 to 9.5 Commercial / Production
LightSide Polish Diamond / Oxide Easiest 2 to 7 Instruction / Commercial / Hobby
Creamway Polish Water / Oxide Easiest 4 to 7 All Commercial & Hobby


Best Uses

Best Results: *****
Good Results: ****
Poor Results: ***
Not Effective: **

 

Material BATT BA5T Darkside Oxide Darkside Diamond Greenway
Almandine **** **** **** **** ****
Andalusite **** **** **** **** ****
Apatite **** ***** **** **** ****
Beryl **** **** **** **** *****
Chrysoberyl **** **** **** **** ****
Corundum **** **** ** **** *
Cubic Zirconia **** **** ** **** **
Feldspars **** **** **** **** ****
Fluorite **** ***** **** **** ****
Grossular **** **** **** **** ****
Lolite **** **** ***** **** ****
Opal ** ** ***** ** ****
Peridot **** **** **** **** ****
Pyrope **** **** **** **** ****
Quartz ** ** ***** **** *****
Rhodolite **** **** ***** **** ****
Scapolite **** **** **** **** ****
Spessartine **** **** **** **** ****
Sphalerite **** **** **** **** ****
Sphene **** **** **** **** ****
Spinel **** **** **** **** **
Topaz **** **** **** **** ****
Tourmaline **** ***** **** **** *****
Zircon **** **** ** **** ****
Zoisite **** **** **** **** ****

 

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