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    Default chromium oxide bar?

    is this the same stuff as the paste that I hear so much about?
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    I also got one of this and found it hard to apply to leather or wood strop. Does it need some sort of solvant? Please help.
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    did you try heating it

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    I use a little mink oil to dissolve mine and help it to spread out. Neatsfoot oil, lanolin or strop dressing would probably work equally well.

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    Most of the bars they sell are orientated for polishing so you just hit your wheel on the bar as you polish. They also sell the same stuff in a bottle as a straight powder. You can add water or oil to it to make it as viscous as you want and apply it evenly to a strop. I'm not a pasted strop user but I don't think I would use the bar on a strop.
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    boo... I heard that this stuff can have a particle size of up to 6 microns, so I did some more research, and it's mostly not even chromium oxide! According to the MSDS, it is up to 60% Alumina, only 20-30% Chromium Oxide, and the rest is animal fats and waxes...

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    I also have this same bar. I took an old cheese grater,don't take your wife's new grater, with tiny holes and grated a chunk into powder. I then added just enough mineral oil to make a paste and then I applied the paste to a leather strop I had as a back up. As a final polishing step in the honing process it has worked well for me. YMMV...I say try it and experiment. I did and it works well.

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    I used the green bar and find if i heat the strop with a blow dryer it spreads very easy

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    It's better to get powdered chromium oxide from H.A. and mix it with strop dressing. Been getting great results.

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    I just received a bar in the mail. It's like a stone. Any tips to make it pliable? Where I am it will be weeks before I can get any of the above mentioned products.
    The rest of the tips I will keep in mind for when I return to the mother land. Thanks gentlemen.

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