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Gearloose BATTSTIK™ Oxide Polish Charging Stick

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Gearloose BATTSTIK™ Oxide Polish
Charging Stick

A friction-meltable , water soluble base containing dispersed oxides for economical, neat preparation of oxide suspensions right on the lap. The BATTSTIK™ was developed to reduce the mess and waste we all experienced with oxide slurries.

This became even more important when the Darkside™ laps came into common acceptance, because everyone learned they require VERY LITTLE oxide polish! If too much oxide polish is used, it can pile up and cause scratching. One benefit of the BATTSTIKs is they train people not to use too much oxides.

The BATTSTIK™ resembles a crayon, except it is water soluble. They should be stored in cool, dry places. A car trunk in Summer is not a good idea, as with any other “crayon”.

 USE

Touch the BATTSTIK™ to the lap, move outward to flowmelt the water soluble base, forming a thin uniform film on the lap. Turn on a SLOW water drip or light mist, creating a slurry film right on the lap. Reduces waste and mess! Offered in Alumina A, Chrome Oxide, Zirconium Oxide and Cerium Oxide.

 

CHROME OXIDE

Battstik Chrome

Travellers to Brazil have told me how popular Chromium Oxide is there. They cut a LOT of stones, so know what they are doing. But this is always accompanied by a comment..”..If you like a green shop, of course”.

 Now we have a way of addressing the worst of the messiness of chrome oxide, and samples sent out to cutters have resulted in good comments for quartzes, garnets and tourmalines. Of course, the Cab and Jade cutters already know about this polish. The only negative report received is that it seems to be slow on Spinel.

 

ZIRCONIUM OXIDE

Zirconium Oxide

Zirconia is highly specific for quartz, and is a faster and more aggressive polish for the quartzes, outperforming cerium oxide. It is not as versatile as other oxides, though, but quartz cutters have been getting very fast results that more than compensate for the material being so specialized. Recent postings by users have obtained stunning polishes on beryl and peridot, so zirconia is not as specialized as was first reported.

Very similar in appearance to the “French White” expensive premium Cerium Oxide in quartz polishing performance.

 

SKYWAY REFRACTORY CERAMIC

SkyStik

The SKYSTIK is effective for quartz, but more so for other silicates such as scapolite,etc.. It's especially favored for the beryls, tourmalines and feldspars. It also produces remarkable results on Tanzanite.

 

SAFETY

The nontoxic BATTSTIK™ base is used in skin-contact formulations such as body paints, as well as shampoos and other NF Food, Drug and Cosmetic Approved products. Chromium Oxide is reported to be an eye irritant.

 

Gearloose Authorized Dealer

Free Shipping:

Free shipping offers apply to orders with a shipping address in the lower 48 states only.  If you want a product that is over 70 lb shipped to Alaska or Hawaii, you will not be able to check out. Please contact us for a shipping quote and we will manually complete your order. We do not ship internationally.

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via email or phone. If your item(s) are available for shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within the following timeframe according to brand, from the date of your order:

Lot-O-Tumbler, Gearloose, Lightning Lap and Crystalite: 1-2 Business days
Gemini and Covington Engineering: 2-5 Business days
Barranca Diamond: 4-6 Weeks

We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at sales@lapidarymart.com.

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@lapidarymart.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped. If you order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date, we will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee.
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible.
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website.
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location.
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc.).
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question.
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges. It excludes sales tax.

Gearloose BATTSTIK™ Oxide Polish
Charging Stick

A friction-meltable , water soluble base containing dispersed oxides for economical, neat preparation of oxide suspensions right on the lap. The BATTSTIK™ was developed to reduce the mess and waste we all experienced with oxide slurries.

This became even more important when the Darkside™ laps came into common acceptance, because everyone learned they require VERY LITTLE oxide polish! If too much oxide polish is used, it can pile up and cause scratching. One benefit of the BATTSTIKs is they train people not to use too much oxides.

The BATTSTIK™ resembles a crayon, except it is water soluble. They should be stored in cool, dry places. A car trunk in Summer is not a good idea, as with any other “crayon”.

 USE

Touch the BATTSTIK™ to the lap, move outward to flowmelt the water soluble base, forming a thin uniform film on the lap. Turn on a SLOW water drip or light mist, creating a slurry film right on the lap. Reduces waste and mess! Offered in Alumina A, Chrome Oxide, Zirconium Oxide and Cerium Oxide.

 

CHROME OXIDE

Battstik Chrome

Travellers to Brazil have told me how popular Chromium Oxide is there. They cut a LOT of stones, so know what they are doing. But this is always accompanied by a comment..”..If you like a green shop, of course”.

 Now we have a way of addressing the worst of the messiness of chrome oxide, and samples sent out to cutters have resulted in good comments for quartzes, garnets and tourmalines. Of course, the Cab and Jade cutters already know about this polish. The only negative report received is that it seems to be slow on Spinel.

 

ZIRCONIUM OXIDE

Zirconium Oxide

Zirconia is highly specific for quartz, and is a faster and more aggressive polish for the quartzes, outperforming cerium oxide. It is not as versatile as other oxides, though, but quartz cutters have been getting very fast results that more than compensate for the material being so specialized. Recent postings by users have obtained stunning polishes on beryl and peridot, so zirconia is not as specialized as was first reported.

Very similar in appearance to the “French White” expensive premium Cerium Oxide in quartz polishing performance.

 

SKYWAY REFRACTORY CERAMIC

SkyStik

The SKYSTIK is effective for quartz, but more so for other silicates such as scapolite,etc.. It's especially favored for the beryls, tourmalines and feldspars. It also produces remarkable results on Tanzanite.

 

SAFETY

The nontoxic BATTSTIK™ base is used in skin-contact formulations such as body paints, as well as shampoos and other NF Food, Drug and Cosmetic Approved products. Chromium Oxide is reported to be an eye irritant.

 

Gearloose Authorized Dealer

Free Shipping:

Free shipping offers apply to orders with a shipping address in the lower 48 states only.  If you want a product that is over 70 lb shipped to Alaska or Hawaii, you will not be able to check out. Please contact us for a shipping quote and we will manually complete your order. We do not ship internationally.

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via email or phone. If your item(s) are available for shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within the following timeframe according to brand, from the date of your order:

Lot-O-Tumbler, Gearloose, Lightning Lap and Crystalite: 1-2 Business days
Gemini and Covington Engineering: 2-5 Business days
Barranca Diamond: 4-6 Weeks

We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at sales@lapidarymart.com.

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@lapidarymart.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped. If you order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date, we will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee.
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible.
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website.
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location.
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc.).
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question.
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges. It excludes sales tax.
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