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post #1 of 26
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Well, I found an image of a grid online and I edited it a bit and here it is, it is small, but it is big enough for the waterblock. Just print it out and check your waterblock.

Edit: Here is a better one CrazyJoe found:

Edited by sadiq - 7/10/08 at 11:52am
    
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... print it out then what? color it?
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... print it out then what? color it?
I do not recommend coloring it. Just hold it up next to the copper face of the waterblock at a 90 degree and and look at the lines on the copper and see if they line up and are not crooked/messed up looking.
    
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Well, I am getting desperate to get into the For Sale/Wanted thread. Well, I found an image of a grid online and I edited it a bit and here it is, it is small, but it is big enough for the waterblock. Just print it out and check your waterblock.

Please rep if you find this useful.
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I really don't understand how the pattern is supposed to help...

I've never lapped anything before, but still.
    
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post #6 of 26
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Edited. Sorry about that. When I first posted I didn't write that in there because I didn't want to ask, but later I went back and put that in there.

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I really don't understand how the pattern is supposed to help...

I've never lapped anything before, but still.
Make sure you lapped it flat and to tell if you need to continue lapping it.
    
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post #7 of 26
how is this better than the screen test?
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how is this better than the screen test?
Screen test?
    
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post #9 of 26
pretty much, if its lapped, the lines should be a clear reflection with no ripples or distortions on the block. if there is, you need to lap again, if not then you're golden.
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post #10 of 26
^^^There you go, I just hold it at a 90 degree angle every now and then as I'm lapping to make sure I'm keeping it flat, works well.

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