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I CAN'T REALLY FIGURE OUT WHY THE HEATSINK IS TURNING BROWN. I FINALLY FINISHED LAPPING THE THING AFTER MANY HOURS AND I LEFT THE HEATSINK OUT OVERNIGHT AND NOW IT'S TURNING BROWN ON THE BOTTOM.

MAYBE THIS IS A FEATURE, TO DISCOURAGE MODDING
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lol pics.
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The copper is tarnishing. Clean it and install it. They coat the copper with a microscopic thin layer of protective coating to keep your skins oils from tarnishing it and when you lapped it you removed it.
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The copper is tarnishing. Clean it and install it. They coat the copper with a microscopic thin layer of protective coating to keep your skins oils from tarnishing it and when you lapped it you removed it.
yup its to be expected nothing unusual
    
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eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewww!
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haha, just rub a little ketchup on the thing, and it's pretty shine will come back.
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post #7 of 14
hahahahahha LMAO.

Wow, you know, when your dur-tay fingers touch the thing, it tarnishes.
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I CAN'T REALLY FIGURE OUT WHY THE HEATSINK IS TURNING BROWN. I FINALLY FINISHED LAPPING THE THING AFTER MANY HOURS AND I LEFT THE HEATSINK OUT OVERNIGHT AND NOW IT'S TURNING BROWN ON THE BOTTOM.

MAYBE THIS IS A FEATURE, TO DISCOURAGE MODDING
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post #9 of 14
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That's not likely. I cleaned the base with isopropyl alcohol right after. Besides, I never touched the base directly. Why would the edges tarnish and not the middle?

I lost the combination to my caps lock. lol
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That's not likely. I cleaned the base with isopropyl alcohol right after. Besides, I never touched the base directly. Why would the edges tarnish and not the middle?

I lost the key to my caps lock.
Probably because the edges have been sanded more, so the copper on the edges have had more of the protective coating removed.
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