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post #11 of 20
also don't do the block of wood, just use a piece of plate glass, and tape the sand paper to that. It will yield better results. Also you need to go sloooow. and because there is a lot of weight on the top of that, make sure it doesn't chatter around, you want smooth strokes when lapping.
    
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Thanks all, keep them coming.
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post #13 of 20
If you want to go hard-core, this is how I did mine:
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I used 220, 600, 1000, 2000 grit papers, brasso metal polish and regular toothpaste, not the stuff with the gritty dealies in it. Put a big X with permanent marker on the base and sand with the coarse type of paper for about 5-7 minutes until you think it looks even and the X is gone. Repeat a couple more times. I used water on the finer sandpapers after that, but that is optional. After I used each type of the sandpaper and got a good finish I put the toothpaste on a soft cloth and rubbed it with a decent amount of force for 5 minutes. After I was done with the paste I switched over to another, softer, cloth and put the polish on it and rubbed for about 10 minutes. The cloth will get dark over time, getting all the nasty stuff off. Finally use a new cloth and 70-90% isopropyl alcohol to clean it up and you're done.
Try not to touch the surface after this point. It will be amazing.
post #14 of 20
Cant you but a set from some company out there that has all the grits you need plus the glass? I have seen a few people link it here...

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post #15 of 20
kk.

Tape the paper down to GLASS.

Put the glass on a flat surface....

Run the heatsink over the paper..not the other way around.
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the pins on sandpaper would be silly
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you can get a kit from easypckits.com. They have one that comes with the glass and everything. Its a real nice package.
    
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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?
That's what I used on my Big Typhoon.
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Thanks people. I'll be using the sandpaper I stated in my first post along with some kind of glass. Is plastic ok?
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Thanks people. I'll be using the sandpaper I stated in my first post along with some kind of glass. Is plastic ok?
no use glass, yank it from a picture frame if you have to, thats what im gonna be doing when I relap my cpu and waterblock.
    
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