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Lapping a PEP66

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Jan 12, 2001
I just got my new PEP66 in the mail (yay!), and noticed that the plate on this thing is already pretty darn smooth. Lapping my Gorb made a believer out of me, but I'm also aware that finishing is a progressive process, and starting with too coarse of a grit will only scratch the existing finish.

I'm sure a bunch of you have done this, so what's an appropriate starting point to lap an Alpha? Wet 1500? Jeweler's rouge? toothpaste and construction paper? Or just leave the thing the hell alone?

Comments, suggestions, warnings and any other input are welcome.