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Heyo,

Just got my lapping kit (www.easypckits.com) and I'm gonna do it!

Couple questions first...

1) Water/Oil? Is there THAT much of a difference, or is it preference?
2) When do you add water/oil?
3) Does the water/oil go on TOP of the sandpaper, or between the paper and the glass? I've heard both and am having a hard time finding out...

I promise to take pics iPhone camera only...unless my mom brought hers.

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1) Never tried oil, but I would think it would be to viscous to provide good results. Tap water works just fine.
2) Add a few drops of water on the sandpaper right before you start to lap
3) The water goes on top of the sandpaper. It should be the contact point between the metal being lapped and the sandpaper

Best of luck and post results!
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1. I prefer water over oil mainly because its not as messy and it won't get ur hands all greasy lol.
2. add the water just before you start lapping. make sure you don't use way too much water, i leave mine just damp, no pool or anything.
3. I don't see how putting it between the paper and glass would do anything XD. on top of the paper, its used to reduce friction.
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That's what I thought (for #3). Was confused...but then again, I am most of the time.

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If you still need more help, i found this awesome thread

http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...-heatsink.html
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