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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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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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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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sweet! im planning on lapping my cpu,chipset cooler,and maybe gpu...but i dont think the gpu is worth it


Yeah, i didn't know for sure, did you see the before pic of my GPU cooler though? It's not even a machined surface, just straight out a mold. I still have one more cooler to do now! I'm going to do my chipset also, not this crappy asus fan though, thinking about a custom heatpipe for it, the AC6 cooler fan sits right above it so i can't put a taller cooler on it.
My CPU cooler was way worth it! When I first started sanding it, i could see a low spot in the middle, so it wasn't exactly flat to the CPU.
 

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ya i lapped my vga cooler with 400grit paper cuz thats all i had, it was a molded heatsink and it wasnt very flat either... but how are you gonna setup a heatpipe cooler on your northbidge? i would like to know this...

Ya, 2500 grit paper was the highest I could find, it was at an autobody paint store also, home depot only had up to 600 grit. 2500 grit and you almost don't need to polish it, it had a reflection, the polish just was the icing on the cake for the pics.

Well i just had a couple thoughts on it, still need to make a sketch of it and figure some things out. I don't have anymore time tonight to go into it, so i will do some figuring and post something at a later date.
 

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so r u gonna like make your own heatpipe or what? im kind confused on what your planning to do....

Yeah, I'm going to attempt to make a custom heatpipe for it, since nothing will fit beneath the VGA cooler.
 
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