Originally Posted by dmfree88
What did you put the processor inside to hold it? I need to find a old mobo or something to cut the am3 slot out of.
I assume you are still sanding at finer grits? how many hours did it take?
Styrofoam Insulation, grabbed a large piece thinking it would be easier to hold. I was wrong.. Hands cramped the heck up after the first pack.
the cut down holder is the exact same stuff just smaller.
Ya used finer grits
5 sheets of 400 grit @ 3.5"x9" .. small sheets (might be a little more then one large sheet cut down to size)
another 5 sheets @ 800 (same dimensions)
and 2 sheets @ 1500.
next time i'm likely going to change up the grits.
320 / 600 / 1000 / 1500 / 2000 would likely get me closer to the finish i'd prefer. (1500 is cloudy mirror at best)
my local crappy tire goes up too 3000 grit but the 2 or 3 grades above 2000 are a different material
so i've gatta figure out if that stuff will work (looked for more paint buffing on race cars to me, as there were more brands in the circular formation)
As for time, the time it took ME is not exactly a good measure of what everyone else would have taken.
I didn't follow an exact linear pattern in terms of what i did.
I had a bowl of white rice, and a bottle of 99% rubbing alcohol for treatment between grades of sand paper.
the whole process took me about 5-6 hours, with about 4 hours of down time for CPU buried in rice (can't afford to replace it right now, and if i wait another month the 9000 FX will be in 8350$ territory...so..)
and for medicinal breaks, coffee breaks, taxi'ing the gf around quasi-breaks .. etc..
So about 2 hours proper sitting down and lapping.
so my order of operations went.
4 sheets @ 400.
Rice for 30 mins
3 sheets @ 800
rice for 30 mins
last sheet @ 400
last 2 sheets @800
rice for 30 mins
2 sheets @ 1500
30 in rice
iso was used before and after rice to rid of various particals
oh and FYI i prolly wasted about 30 mins with Zelda on my tablet with a SNES emulator. LMAOEdited by FlailScHLAMP - 9/28/13 at 4:32pm