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I know how many. That is why I told them to look at the kits it will say what it is.
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Just did mine last night!! Don't need a kit though homie. I bought a butt load of sandpaper for $4

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ya u usaully wanna buy a premade kit cuz it is cheap and works well, but if your like me and have tons of leftover sandpaper.... you can just use that... u wanna start with 400,then 600,800,1000,1500,2000 than if you really want it like a mirror and to be perfect, use some polishing compound w/ a polishing wheel... bling bling!!!
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ya u usaully wanna buy a premade kit cuz it is cheap and works well, but if your like me and have tons of leftover sandpaper.... you can just use that... u wanna start with 400,then 600,800,1000,1500,2000 than if you really want it like a mirror and to be perfect, use some polishing compound w/ a polishing wheel... bling bling!!!
kit shmit!! go to an autobody paint and supply store. I bought five 7x10 sheet of sandpaper of each grit, 400, 800, 1000, 1500, and 2500. Hit it with some metal polish and bam! $4 for that much sandpaper, im working on my gpu coolers now.
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ya either way works....but you just need to have a piece of glass to do it on....or super flat surface
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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mastacator
im working on my gpu coolers now.
Check it!

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post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
ya either way works....but you just need to have a piece of glass to do it on....or super flat surface
Ya, i used a peice of glass from an old picture frame!
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post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by xchrisposix
I would like to know if there is a way to restore the "perfect flat" surface of a heatsink(the part that actually comes in contact with the CPU). Like if it had small grooves in it or something, how could I fix that?
Do you have a pic of how bad the groove is?
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post #19 of 27
what was the final grit you used? 2500? or polishing compound? and if compound what kind?
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post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbasil1
what was the final grit you used? 2500? or polishing compound? and if compound what kind?
Final grit was 2500 yes. I did rub the shine into it with a diamond micron metal buffing compound. Just finished installing the GPU dropped 2c at idle!!
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