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My Trend Diamond Whetstone arrived today. I know Trend makes a lapping fluid, does anybody else make such a product? Some say lapping fluid is not required or water can be used but there is a chance of rust residue. One site said that glass cleaner can be used as a lapping fluid. Another said mineral oil is ok to use. Every site seems to have their own theory.
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Jim Trend recommends their lapping fluid because of their diamond bonding method.

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I just use water on mine but mine are the cheap ones you get 3 to a blister pack. I've tried them dry too but they seem to cut better with water on them.

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Use the Trend fluid. It is just right for the job. I love my diamond whetstones. A few quick strokes and you're razor sharp again. Add a strop and dry polish to make those edges shine.

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I use the dmt diamond stones and water works fine
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I use the dmt diamond stones and water works fine

Doesn't DMT even say you can use them dry?

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Water will work fine, but I have heard of cases where it has left rust behind. The honing fluid will not leave a rust residue.

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I don't have the Trend brand of diamond stones so I don't know about them. On the diamond stones I do have I use water.

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Doesn't DMT even say you can use them dry?

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Dmt recommends wet or dry see attached from dmt.

https://www.dmtsharp.com/uploads/fil...eners_2016.pdf
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CC, are you talking about the set of three- red, green, blue? I have them and use them dry. Thinking about contacting DMT about cleaning them, if needed. Will check on using a fluid. Is the fluid a light oil like I use with my Smith's stones.

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