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post #1 of 46
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I tried to take a pic of it but can not get one that looks good, so you will have to take my word on this.

I lapped my Tuniq this weekend, first time ever. It came out so-so. It has a decent mirror finish but there are "spots" on it. The spots look like an area that was missed when buffing out wax. Best way I can describe it.

Should I just call it good or lap it again starting with around 1000/1200 grit?
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post #2 of 46
i ordered a kit from easypckits.com they send you everything people say it takes hours but i did mine in about an hour and a half and mine is really shining, took pics too lazy to upload as long as its a true flat surface youll be ok, my temps dropped about six degrees but im still trying to break it in for two hundred hours ill get my pics up later
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well if you lapped properly, and took your time to keep it level, it is better than how it came, but in the name of perfection. i'd drop back down a few grades and start sanding again to get those potholes out, nice EVEN mirror finish

but its up to you.
    
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It could be because you didn't make sure the surface was 100% flat. that would give you mixed results.
    
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Well it felt like I took my time (45-55 minutes or so) and I did resist the urge to slam through it. The surface should have been flat using the sheet of glass (I also got the easypckits because I was too lazy to go to the hardware store ). I think I will give it another go and try for that perfect mirror finish.
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I know it takes me 2 - 3 hours for a proper lapping job.
    
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post #7 of 46
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I'd drop back down a few grades and start sanding again to get those potholes out, nice EVEN mirror finish
I'd definitely do that. It feels like a waste of time cuz you're kinda starting over again but it's worth it because you'll get an even finish like you're supposed to. Don't for get to use water on the sandpaper.

Check out this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...-included.html
    
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post #8 of 46
yea, it took me about 2 hours with 320 -> 400 -> 600 -> 800 -> 1500 -> 2000
    
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post #9 of 46
Also when you move from like 800 - 1500, it takes a little bit more time. It looks like you messed things up, but your fine, just work on it until its really shiny.

I do 400 - 600 - 1500 - 2000 - 2500
    
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post #10 of 46
Hey, who did such a good job on that typhoon, jk. Yeah it was my first time also. A couple of things, use as much water as possible, and it took me maybe 2 hours so take you time.
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