The BATTSTIKs were developed to reduce the mess and waste commonly experienced with oxide slurries. There is a natural tendency is to use too much oxide slurry – when the answer to oxide polishing problems is often to use less. And that’s exactly what BATTSTIKs do for you – it applies the small amount of oxide needed – and trains you not to use too much of the oxide when only a thin film is needed. A BATTSTIK™ looks and works like a crayon, – you touch the BATTSTIK™ to the Lap, with the Lap rotating slowly, using a slow drip of water (or a light water mist), and move the BATTSTiK slowly outward flow-melting the water soluble oxide onto the Lap surface – forming a thin uniform film on the lap. Ready to polish. BATTSTIK is available in Alumina A, Chrome Oxide, Zirconium Oxide and Cerium Oxide. They should be stored in a cool dry place.