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Well i'm gonna lap my freezer pro and my opty...be back later with some updates and pics.
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Just remember:
180grit, 400grit, 800grit, 1000grit - whatever higher you want.
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You can go 2000 grit too,and start with 220 is fine too.
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You can go 2000 grit too,and start with 220 is fine too.
Right as I said. I recommend wet lapping, though. I did "dry-lapping" myself, and the sandpaper pretty much died instantly.
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Right as I said. I recommend wet lapping, though. I did "dry-lapping" myself, and the sandpaper pretty much died instantly.
What solution did you use for the 'wet' part?
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What solution did you use for the 'wet' part?
Water! lol

Wet sanding will help the sand paper last longer, and help the process go a bit quicker.just be sure to rinse and wipe clean the surface and everything between grits, so the last lower grit doesnt wear out the new new finer grit.

When all done with the lapping, you could just take some polish to the surface to make it truely a mirro finish, but this does nothing but cometically make it look nice. I used a little barasso on my IHS when i was done lapping it.
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Water! lol

Wet sanding will help the sand paper last longer, and help the process go a bit quicker.just be sure to rinse and wipe clean the surface and everything between grits, so the last lower grit doesnt wear out the new new finer grit.

When all done with the lapping, you could just take some polish to the surface to make it truely a mirro finish, but this does nothing but cometically make it look nice.
I've heard of using acetone or nail polish remover as well. Just a matter of preference.
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Right as I said. I recommend wet lapping, though. I did "dry-lapping" myself, and the sandpaper pretty much died instantly.
Yes go wet.I put on top of a piece of plexiglass and put tape around and put a little bit of water on each pass you can go up or down or side to side.With the big t is easy go up and down.
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honestly i just brought me heatsink to the shop where i work and had it machined and polished. i'll post some pics of it when i get home. its shiny
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I've heard of using acetone or nail polish remover as well. Just a matter of preference.
That wouldnt be too smart! I would think the acetone can damage the silicone finish on computer components... Not to metion the fumes emitted from it whil lapping! You would probably pass out from all of it. Using one of those will have no bennifit for lapping than water would.


Also, i forgot to mention, when lapping, move the IHS or heatink in a circular, or figure 8 pattern. This will insure an even, uniform wearing down of the surface. Many people tend to think you lapp just to make it smooth and shiny. This is a common misconception. Lapping is done to insure that the surface is flat. Perfectly flat. Most heatsinks will actually have a concave surface, meaning that the center of the surface is lower than the outsides, sorta like the center has a dent in it. Well if you sand it flat and touch it to another flat surface, it provedes much more contact surface, witch results in better heat transfer.
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