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Can't get that mirror image with lapping ?!

post #1 of 23
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I've been lapping for the past 3 hours and can't get the mirror image i see everone get's. I've been lapping in straight lines, but all i get is real fine scratches on the HSF. the grid isn't the problem cause i have 12000 grid (yeah i'm that guy with the crazy grids ! ).

do i need to lap in circles at last or what... cause i can't seem to get the mirror image.... or do i need to polish it at last and with what ?

any help would be much apreciated ! if anyone want pics then ask so cause i got enough

thanks !
post #2 of 23
you were suppose to start in circles and stay doing the circles for 5-10 mins for each grit, rinse the h/s base every grit as well
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post #3 of 23
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ok then that's my first mistake. luckly i got enough of sandingpaper to redo it

but first i will be getting some sleep
post #4 of 23
I just lapped my AC64 (i took the tec off since im not ocing the cpu alot n e ways) and it was reflective like a mirror. 1000 grit in under 10 mins did the job.
post #5 of 23
We need some pics!
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post #6 of 23
Figure 8 motion with a drop of dish soap added to the water works for me.
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post #7 of 23
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We need some pics!
Already put it back. But im going to lap a volcano 6 and show you guys results soon.
post #8 of 23
We do need pics, or at least it would help
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post #9 of 23
if youve been using such a fine grade..then theres no problems...dont worry if its not a mirror finish because thats not what your after..you want a FLAT SMOOTH finish....which i bet it is now after all that lapping..just rinse it off and use as5...and the motions dont really matter, circle motion, up or down..its all the same. ............we need PICS!!
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post #10 of 23
Thats why i think we're asking for pictures, its probably fine, just not mirror
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