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    Default Strop Pastes and what sequence

    Hi,
    I guess this is a stupide question! I've got several strops, one for each paste, yellow, green and black. What sequence should they be used in?

    Told you it was a stupiod question!

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    According to the wiki the grit rating are as follows:

    Green
    5-8 micron, very aggressive

    Black
    1-3 micron, medium

    Yellow
    a strop conditioner for leather conditioner only;

    the sequence would be: green followed by the black. The green is rated as a rather coarse so I would be very careful with it. The yellow should be reserved for if/when your strop dries up and need some conditioning.

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    The wiki such an excellent resource...

    Quote Originally Posted by bjorn View Post
    According to the wiki the grit rating are as follows:

    Green
    5-8 micron, very aggressive

    Black
    1-3 micron, medium

    Yellow
    a strop conditioner for leather conditioner only;

    the sequence would be: green followed by the black. The green is rated as a rather coarse so I would be very careful with it. The yellow should be reserved for if/when your strop dries up and need some conditioning.

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    Here is a good thread on the topic and another useful thread here on applying the stuff. FWIW, I like to have one strop with no paste for general use. Paste all the time is too much of a good thing IMO.
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