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I used a bit of 3-in-1 oil when I got to the 1000 grit paper like the article I cited stated, but I didn't like the outcome. It seemed to just make a mess. After that I used no oil.

Tomorrow I may grab another sheet of 2000 and go at it one more time. I'll probly grab some polish too.
post #12 of 20
Polish is a good idea, but make certain to clean the surface thoroughly. The microscopic polishing particles may wreak havoc on the surface contact. Rubbing alcholol or a xylene-based cleaner will work well.
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I have heard of people "dividing" the sandpaper up into quadrants. Do a bit of work in the top left corner, then move to the top right corner, then the bottom left corner and finally the bottom right corner to try and keep away from the particles that are transfered onto the paper during normal lapping.
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Hate to be the retarded newbie but what is lapping ?
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Hate to be the retarded newbie but what is lapping ?
We already answer that question here and here.

Read the entire thread.
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Hate to be the retarded newbie but what is lapping ?
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It is the flattening of a surface for optimal thermal transfer from one surface to another.
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Hate to be the retarded newbie but what is lapping ?

Yeah
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Hate to be the retarded newbie but what is lapping ?
Ye, my bad ^^ forgot to log out, and forgot if i posted it ;P sry

Lapping looks easy...im gonna do it too.
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Get the proper materials, take your time and don't cut corners.

It's just like anything else. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it right.
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Once the paper showed signs of being clogged I moved to a different, cleaner space on the paper. But my 2000 and 1500 grit papers were pretty small so it kind of made it difficult. I think I may go back and grab some more 2000 grit tomorrow as well as some polishing materials and finish the job. I will take pics of my TRUE that I just got in the mail yesterday when I get home tonight. CrazyPC lapped it for me and I'm sure you all want to see a comparison.
post #20 of 20
I live in a fairly small town, and at one place I went to they had 2500 grit sandpaper for pretty cheap. It wasnt a major store so I doubt there are many of them, but check around in auto supply shops for higher grits. When I lapped my q6600 the other night I used 400, 800, 1000, 1500, and 2500. I spent the most time with the 2500, getting it to look nice and shiny. Now I just have to wait for my motherboard to come back from RMA
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