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post #1 of 20
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I'm going to be getting my Tuniq Tower 120 soon and I've heard that the copper bases are really rough. Can anyone guide me through lapping it?

I have:

320-b
400-b
800-b
1500-b

Grits of sand paper. Is this good enough? What does the -b stand for?

I was thinking of stapling the sand paper around a wooden block and tipping the Tuniq upside down, then sanding the base. The reason for having the wooden block is to prevent finger grooves in the surface.

Any ideas on how I can do this?
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post #2 of 20
Dude, where did you buy the Tuniq?????
 
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post #3 of 20
It was in stock for about a day and half... he jumped on it

*on topic*

I've never lapped a HSF, so I can't help, sorry.
    
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post #4 of 20
That should be enough, I just went to my Kragen Auto and bought their assorted package of sandpaper which seemed to work fine. Be sure that you bought the or dry ones though so you can extend the life of your sandpaper.
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post #5 of 20
That should be fine to do it with...The B I'm not sure unless it means boron silicate which is just a type of grit...
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I lapped my Tuniq. I used about 4-5 pieces of 600 grit. It was very rough from the factory. I finished it with one piece of 1500 grit.
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post #7 of 20
I used:

1x 180Grit (Kinda useless, except for people with concave heatsinks)
1x 400Grit
1x 800Grit
1x 1000Grit
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post #8 of 20
I would go find some 120 if you can and start with that to get all the deep cuts and any concave-ness out then go to the 320 and then 800 to 1500. Some might call that overkill, but it will turn out nice. Be sure to clean it really well after you finish too.
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Just the thread I've been looking for..........my Tuniq Tower arrives in the morning and I need to lap that mofo
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if it's anything like it was to lap my TTBT, it's cake!
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