Originally Posted by klewlis1
Thats exactly what i was thinking, if i screw it up i'll just buy another HS
I just need a lapping kit now!!!!! Do you know where to get one.
Lapping kits are way over priced, just go to a hardware store (or lowes/home depot) and pick up 5-8 sheets of silicon carbide paper (it'll be black). I would recommend starting with something along the lines of:
150/200 grit (two sheets)
400/600 grit (two sheets)
800 (one sheet)
1200 (one sheet) optional, no real benefit over stopping at 800
1500 (one sheet) same
2000 (one) only if you want a mirror finish, which is for bragging rights. (not trying to discourage you
Put it on a piece of glass, use some masking tape on the corners of it, put a few drips of oil on the paper (petroleum based), and slowly grind away. Don't rush, this doesn't need to be done in one evening. You go fast, and you risk grinding a convex surface on to your HS, which is... not good.
Then lap your CPU