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today I received a lapped TRUE that I bought from one of the OCN members and found it's no where near flat nor mirror effect. so i decided to work on it for a little bit.

my wife's bro has the camera now so I dont have a picture for it.

It has the copper layer exposed but there are lots of scratches (by sandpaper) and a CPU mark.

should I go for 800 grit or finer for the next step to finish this unfinish work ?
    
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I go 300, 800, 1200, 2000.... not perfect but good enough.
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I go 300, 800, 1200, 2000.... not perfect but good enough.
Agreed

Just start over, total relap.
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That's the quickest. I've used 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000, and 2000.

As you get higher, the results diminish and it doesn't take as long unless you're really wanting a mirror finish (which is useless and will be ruined as soon as it's mounted).

200-1000 is just about good enough for flat.
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I'm kind of a nut when it comes to sanding / polishing. You could go to fine to extra fine steel wool to take it further past the 2000 grit

You could put a shine on bare wood that way (ie no paint/stain, finish), or polish glass.

It's totally not necessary but just putting it out there
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Thank you very much guys.
    
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post #7 of 7
Yes,you should go to 800 grit.
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