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yeah dont start with 200 lol , really it dosent matter what pattern you to or anything , I just use 600 going up and down then move up to 1000 going up and down

The mirror finish isnt what matters , the flatness is all that matters
So you started with 600, then used 1000 and nothing higher?
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ok man:

Find a light sanding block, I use a cheap plastic one from the hardware store. This keeps the sandpaper flat.

Start with 600 grit.

Then 800 grit.

Then 1000 grit.

Then 1500 grit.

Then 2000 grit.

..you can go higher if you want, but it really isn't necessary.

...you can POLISH for a mirror finish if you want to, but it isn't necessary and WILL NOT affect your temps.

You SHOULD sand in one direction, up and down, for the most even lap job. Choose the direction that the factory finish was done in (you can tell from faint cut lines on the block).

Once you get up to the 1000 grit, you may use a soap (I use dish soap) to help with the contact between the sandpaper and block.


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soap ? I guess that would work , I usually just go by the sink and do it (soak it and rinse off copper dust every like minute)
    
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soap ? I guess that would work , I usually just go by the sink and do it (soak it and rinse off copper dust every like minute)


That's my personal method.

I sit on the throne and lap away, with the sink within reach.

Worked quite well for me!
    
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soap ? I guess that would work , I usually just go by the sink and do it (soak it and rinse off copper dust every like minute)
I do that as well.

I do it under the sink and use soap.
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