I have to admit, Slash, that I bought a toughened glass shelf on Monday, 150mm by 600mm with chamfered edges - only 15 dollars, and now I'm thinking of getting some ........ Film!!!! Your subliminal messages are starting to work.
But while you are deciding on ordering film, do get to know your coti because the tail of the learning curve stretches far. You will see continued improvement in your coti edges as you get the feel for it. Film is science. Coti is art. Get your coti skills up to a high level so you can compare it fairly to film. And coti honing is definitely fun. I no longer have a coti because I don't have much room on my little boat for all the fun things. I had one and enjoyed it but for me, film is the obvious choice.
Banned for Life from "Over There"... TWICE!
When you have set the bevel on your coti, it should shave arm hair with the greatest of ease, if you are "popping" arm hairs work on the bevel more. It is a learned art for sure, and dilucot takes some dedication. I have been at it for 5 months and still working on my technique. Don't get discouraged. It is worth it, and fuun at the same time.
If your razor has a fair ammount of hone wear, it will benefit more from a unicot than dilucot. The little bump in angle with the tape makes a differience.
Just because it's sharp, does not mean it's smooth.