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post #1 of 7
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Can I go to home depot for this or do I have to order and wait for delivery?

I want to lap some stuff today...

I might be getting my Spirit and if I do I am planning on lapping it and Tuniq and the Noctua NC-U6... I am so happy to finally have nice chipset coolers...

I got a hughe 12 gram Artic Silver siringe... so all I need the lapping materials
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post #2 of 7
Go to an auto parts store, the will have the finer grit paper.
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post #3 of 7
You need 1000+ grit wet/dry sandpaper, something very flat, and lubricant.
Home Depot will probably have up to 1200 grit, which is fine. Flat object is a piece of glass, lubricant can be anything to tapping/ drilling lube, to WD40, to dish soap, to plain water.
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Easypckits.com

Alot of people on OCN use this site, he is a very friendly guy.

It doesn't seem to be loading for me though, maybe the server is down or maybe he doesn't do it anymore. I'm not sure.
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post #5 of 7
I just lapped my Big Typhoon.

I got an 8" x 10" piece of glass from Home Depot for a little under $2.00. They also had wet/dry sandpaper in 320-400-600 grit.

I had to get the finer paper at an auto parts store.

Pick up a Sharpie while you're at it. You can use it like a machinist uses layout die.

What I did was cover the entire surface with the ink from the Sharpie while I was in the 320 grit stage of lapping. This showed me where the high spots were.

A granite surface plate would be awesome for lapping. I should pick one up sometime. Granite Surface Plate and... Another Granite Surface Plate
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post #6 of 7
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ok I just got back from the hardware store where I picked up some 600 grit and 1500 grip paper (what they had) I suppose it would have been nicer to get more like 800 or 1000 and then 1500 to finish it off, but I am sure it will do...

I guess I will start off with my Noctua as opposed to the TT, get some practice...

so after doing the 600 should I do the marker thing where you get a sheet all "dirty" with a sharpie and slide the cooler on it to see the high and low spots?
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post #7 of 7
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here we go... not an amazing job, I know, but this was my first and it is for the BN so it doesn't matter if it is perfect all the way to the edge

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