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Originally Posted by DUNC4N View Post
Mirror finish isn't as important as flatness, as far as I understand.
very true. i can use a tripoli stick and a buffing wheel to put a mirror finish on a round object. it wont have a good contact patch if you stick it on your cpu, but it will be shiny
    
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Looks like minor oxidation from the copper contacting the air during shipping. Nothing to worry about really. If it passes the razor blade test, then you got what you paid for. To test:

1) Place the heatsink upside down on a table, so the base faces the ceiling.
2) Get a new razor blade and place the sharp edge on top of the base.
3) Shine a flashlight at yourself through the heatsink/razor blade.
4) If you can see light between the sharp edge of the blade and the heatsink, it's not truly flat. If no light shows through, you have a flat heatsink.
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post #13 of 23
Mirror finish means very little - you can get it very close to perfectly flat without going all the way through the grades

Follow afzsom's tips and you'll find out if it's flat or not
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post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
^^^^^ this is true but usually the mirror comes from the flatness
see my Q6600 i lapped using 400 grit then 1200
The mirror finish definately comes from the high grit sandpaper and not the flatness of the metal.

This is why you can only buy the sandpaper from specialty car parts stores. It is usually used to polish the finish on race cars.
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
^^^^^ this is true but usually the mirror comes from the flatness
see my Q6600 i lapped using 400 grit then 1200
the mirror doesn't come from flatness it comes from sanding out the scratches, you can have a mirror finish and a improper lap. it would just be a concaved mirror.
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post #16 of 23
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I grabbed some polishing compound and some microfiber cloths from Wal Mart and put it to the bottom of the TRUE. It took the tarnishing off and the surface looks much better now. I think It could use some 1500 grit or 2000 grit paper to it but I don't want to take the time. I have about 2 weeks (I assume) before EVGA gets my mobo and video card back to me so I will just wait til I get it back before I do any more work to my processor or cooler. I figure it will probably get tarnished again between now and the time I am ready to install it.



This is what I used. It comes pre-applied to a cloth that fills the whole can and you break pieces of the cloth off. I think it cleaned the surface more than it polished it. I followed up with rubbing alcohol and the microfiber cloths.
post #17 of 23
Polish is very bad for TIM... not recommended. I heard that cutting compound does what polish does with less influence on the future application of TIM, but IMO, a flat, non, porous surface means epic win, not having a mirror finish.
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post #18 of 23
Well, consider the micron finish, I found no difference with a 800g lap compared to a 1200g lap. The finer micron the finish the closer it gets to a shine.
Personally, the polished finish is all looks and has nothing to do with function.
The ultimate finish would involve lapping the IHS to the HS for a true mating surface and a minuscule amount of TIM.

Anyway, the OPs lap looks like a 600 with a quick but poor 800g follow up.
    
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by max302 View Post
Polish is very bad for TIM... not recommended. I heard that cutting compound does what polish does with less influence on the future application of TIM, but IMO, a flat, non, porous surface means epic win, not having a mirror finish.
I wasn't going for a mirror finish, I did not want that tarnish on the face of my cooler. I think it is much better now. I will clean it thoroughly again when I put the thing back together and I think it will be fine.
post #20 of 23
Don't think CrazyPC advertizes mirror finish only a flat finish.
    
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