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Well deserved Low,great job.
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Yup, +rep for sure. thumb.gif
I just got the EK supreme clear one, without the crop circles.
You think in my case just polishing will do the trick?
Or do I need to use some 2000g fiirst?

I'm also thinking of sanding down the top part to get rid of the EK logo.
I hope it's not incrusted too deep.
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Yup, +rep for sure. thumb.gif
I just got the EK supreme clear one, without the crop circles.
You think in my case just polishing will do the trick?
Or do I need to use some 2000g fiirst?

I'm also thinking of sanding down the top part to get rid of the EK logo.
I hope it's not incrusted too deep.

The inside of the block will likely need sanding down to 400g to remove the machining marks.
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The inside of the block will likely need sanding down to 400g to remove the machining marks.

This... I did exactly that with the exact same smooth Supreme CPU block. Even though it's clear, I wanted it a lot clearer. It's really tough getting into the narrow parts of the water channel with sandpaper, but it can be done. Polishing it was probably the most difficult part of the job because of the small 90 degree angles, and trying to fit a piece of cloth inside to get into those small cracks and crevices - particularly the top and bottom of the water channel where it narrows down to a quarter inch.
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This... I did exactly that with the exact same smooth Supreme CPU block. Even though it's clear, I wanted it a lot clearer. It's really tough getting into the narrow parts of the water channel with sandpaper, but it can be done. Polishing it was probably the most difficult part of the job because of the small 90 degree angles, and trying to fit a piece of cloth inside to get into those small cracks and crevices - particularly the top and bottom of the water channel where it narrows down to a quarter inch.

And the difference was noticeable or not?

If you don't have pics, it didn't happen. biggrin.gif
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And the difference was noticeable or not?

If you don't have pics, it didn't happen. biggrin.gif

Honestly, there wasn't much of a difference. I could have saved myself the hassle and just left it the way it was. Now, depending on what board you have and if you have blocks for your board, then yes I would recommend that you crack them open them up and polish them because there's more wiggle space to work with, and a larger surface area.

I thought I had some "after" polished pictures of my R4BE blocks, but I guess not.

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There is a big difference if you are willing to do the work. Maybe @PCModderMike could post pics of his stock clean d5 top to show the clarity difference between it and my polished one.
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Honestly, there wasn't much of a difference. I could have saved myself the hassle and just left it the way it was. Now, depending on what board you have and if you have blocks for your board, then yes I would recommend that you crack them open them up and polish them because there's more wiggle space to work with, and a larger surface area.

I thought I had some "after" polished pictures of my R4BE blocks, but I guess not.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Since I have the frosted ek block, will this polishing guide make it look like the clean block?
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Since I have the frosted ek block, will this polishing guide make it look like the clean block?

If you're willing to put in the work to make it look like lowfat's blocks, then yes it's worth it. Especially if you case will see sunlight or will have a lot of lighting inside.
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If you're willing to put in the work to make it look like lowfat's blocks, then yes it's worth it. Especially if you case will see sunlight or will have a lot of lighting inside.
thanks a lot, wished I knew there was a clean version of the block when I bought it
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