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You need to run some fine grit sand paper on that thing and shine it up.. you should be able to see the reflection of a coin in it without any haze.. it should be mirror finish

The finest I could get at the auto parts store was 1000 grit. What grit do you suggest? Would a clay bar for cars work?
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Try another auto parts store. The Advanced Auto Parts I go to has 2000 grits and 3000 grits available.
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The finest I could get at the auto parts store was 1000 grit. What grit do you suggest? Would a clay bar for cars work?

1200 grit and wet sand it
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The finest I could get at the auto parts store was 1000 grit. What grit do you suggest? Would a clay bar for cars work?

Nice job! Feels pretty dang good to do it yourself Ehhh smile.gif ... I remember my 1st lap job about 10 years ago :O Pun intended? You now have a serviceable coldplate! ... but for many of us you are only halfway there, go for the mirror finish! BUT DO NOT use a clay bar it can leave micro residue. Stay with the "Glass" surface and then I prefer to go "Wet" ... 2000 even 4000 grit ...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ARHV7E/ref=asc_df_B004ARHV7E1936949?smid=AS9TMMX2PSD5N&tag=pgmp-1587-14-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395109&creativeASIN=B004ARHV7E

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=4000%20grit%20sandpaper&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A4000%20grit%20sandpaper&page=1

Make sure to check your work with a "straight edge" for flatness before going on into the fine/polishing phase ... Note: if the surface is "flat" and you want to go ahead and mount it for a test drive until you aquire the super fine grit paper, I'd highly recommend that ...

Your eBay seller is obviously "Experienced" so your call to go neutral or negative ... I'd lean toward negative BUT a very positive explanation for remedy/fix ... as previously suggested smile.gif
 
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I ended up finding a 3000 grit polishing disc and this is the best I could do.

GEDC0158.jpg


Now I wait for the mounting hardware to get here so I can try this bad boy out.
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I ended up finding a 3000 grit polishing disc and this is the best I could do.
GEDC0158.jpg
Now I wait for the mounting hardware to get here so I can try this bad boy out.

I'd say that thing looks pretty good, especially consider the condition it was it. Now you just have to lap you're CPU, and you'll be in for some pretty sweet temps.
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I just finished lapping my H50 and decided to post pics of my first time lapping something.
Before.
[IMG]http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff222/kingmaddog2020/GEDC0155.jpg After.[IMG]http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff222/kingmaddog2020/GEDC0157.jpg Not bad if I ask myself. What do you all think?EDIT:+REP for those who gave me good advice. You were a big help.thumb.gif

Good result!
I have bought used too and i had same problem frown.gif and this is mine:

P1253273.JPG?m=1331392474

I have seen ur final pic, so good!
Well done!
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Good result!
I have bought used too and i had same problem frown.gif and this is mine:
P1253273.JPG?m=1331392474
I have seen ur final pic, so good!
Well done!

Thanks, I can't wait to try it out. I purchased the mounting kit yesterday early A.M. (8 eastern, 5 pacific) and it hasn't shipped yet. I hope it doesn't take another week.
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I ended up finding a 3000 grit polishing disc and this is the best I could do.

GEDC0158.jpg


Now I wait for the mounting hardware to get here so I can try this bad boy out.

Awesome results. I wasn't gonna hold out much hope for that plate but you put some new life into it. Great job. applaud.gif
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I just finished lapping my H50 and decided to post pics of my first time lapping something.

*snip*

Not bad if I ask myself. What do you all think?
EDIT:+REP for those who gave me good advice. You were a big help.thumb.gif

Good result!
I have bought used too and i had same problem frown.gif and this is mine:

P1253273.JPG?m=1331392474

I have seen ur final pic, so good!

Well done!

Excellent. Glad to see the community comes together to achieve such excellent results. wheee.gif

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My results are in 3d modding H50 biggrin.gifthumb.gif

My h50 is modded wink.gif
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