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Take the ones that you have with you to the store. Match up the sizes and thickness that way. Also take one of the blocks.

I went to Home Depot, Lowes, and Orchard and there were no matches. I guess I'll have to settle for PPCs.

The blocks look a lot better now, though I may have put the ketchup on a bit too long. I also lapped the plates as it was heavily scratched from before and the ketchup made some green/black spots.

Here are the blocks after the ketchup treatment:

Left slightly lapped, Right was untouched
450

Both Lapped
450

450
450
450
Edited by Kokin - 2/12/12 at 7:57pm
    
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I went to Home Depot, Lowes, and Orchard and there were no matches. I guess I'll have to settle for PPCs.
The blocks look a lot better now, though I may have put the ketchup on a bit too long. I also lapped the plates as it was heavily scratched from before and the ketchup made some green/black spots.
Here are the blocks after the ketchup treatment:
Left slightly lapped, Right was untouched
450
Both Lapped
450
450
450
450

WOW! How does one go about lapping something like that?
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WOW! How does one go about lapping something like that?

Normally for lapping, you start with small grit (400 or so) and gradually go up to 800, 1600, 2000 or even higher. Since the surface is already flat, all I did was use 2000 grit sand paper to make it all nice and uniform. This did however take out the polish, so it's more of a matte shiny copper instead of super shiny/glossy copper.
    
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Normally for lapping, you start with small grit (400 or so) and gradually go up to 800, 1600, 2000 or even higher. Since the surface is already flat, all I did was use 2000 grit sand paper to make it all nice and uniform. This did however take out the polish, so it's more of a matte shiny copper instead of super shiny/glossy copper.

Huh. Interesting....
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