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Well, Got bored this morning and lapped it up nicely!



Had to show off the camera, I like the view finder better then the screen.

Only done to 1200 grit wet sanding, When I get back to school going to grab some high grit stuff from machine shop and have at it.
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That looks sweet.. I wonder what temps you will get with that.
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How difficult is it to lap? Do you need special tools or sandpaper?
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Time consuming but not difficult!
A FAQ on lapping
Same principle for HS.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/15897-...-a64s-ihs.html
    
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Yup, Just time consuming, So March break is perfect for it.

Getting it flat isn't hard, Just tape the sandpaper to a piece of glass and get at it! When you get to wet sanding, Just have the glass on a surface where its not going to move and pour a bit of varsol on the high-grit paper and your set.

And Duke, Thats what I plan on doing next.
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Nice job so far!
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Its hard to get sandpaper finer than 1500 grit. Thats why I didn't lap my heatsinks, unfortunately. I couldn't find that 'XX micron" paper ANYWHERE. I guess I just live in a non-WC friendly area. No zerex, no fine sandpaper...pssh.

Looks excellent though, I hope to do the same at some point.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killnine
Its hard to get sandpaper finer than 1500 grit. Thats why I didn't lap my heatsinks, unfortunately. I couldn't find that 'XX micron" paper ANYWHERE. I guess I just live in a non-WC friendly area. No zerex, no fine sandpaper...pssh.

Looks excellent though, I hope to do the same at some point.
lol you dont need over 1500 grit paper... all you need is 400,600,100,1500 and 200 if you really want,but isnt needed... all these grits should be found at your local auto parts store(autozone,pepboys..ect) and you also need some kinda' piece of glass for the super flat surface...
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Originally Posted by ShawnMcGrail
Yup, Just time consuming, So March break is perfect for it.

Getting it flat isn't hard, Just tape the sandpaper to a piece of glass and get at it! When you get to wet sanding, Just have the glass on a surface where its not going to move and pour a bit of varsol on the high-grit paper and your set.

And Duke, Thats what I plan on doing next.
Varsol? Couldn't you just use plain water?
    
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Varsol? Couldn't you just use plain water?
I use varsol, I like the smell.

hahaha
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