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post #1 of 6
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^Title.
So the advice I need is can I start with 800 Grit or does it HAVE TO BE 400p because the shop I would be ordering these sells a package of 4x 800 & 4x 1200 and because I live in Finland there isn't really alot of choices.

Thanks! -Antsu
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Ehh who cares what you start off at just may take more time if you go higher. ... just make sure you polish it at the end w/ really high grit.

Take your time, be patient, and be prepared to be let down afterwards.

It is a cool concept, but I think its hardly worth the time. This is why we use thermal paste, so we don't have to do this stuff.
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Ik but I like doing stuff like that and I won't be let down because the chip died on me and am going to test on it first, and then LAP my Zalman and after that my E7400 on my second rig
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Starting with higher grits is fine, it'll just take longer and require more sandpaper to get there. 400 is a better starting point because it's more rough and that makes things go faster. Also, the more you use a piece of sandpaper, the grit essentially raises because the crystals break down and the texture gets smoother. You want to use a rough grit to get things flat, and then use higher grits for the polish.
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+1 Rep for a idk how to say it... "Wide" answer.
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Best of luck to ya sir!
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