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I tried to take a pic of it but can not get one that looks good, so you will have to take my word on this.

I lapped my Tuniq this weekend, first time ever. It came out so-so. It has a decent mirror finish but there are "spots" on it. The spots look like an area that was missed when buffing out wax. Best way I can describe it.

Should I just call it good or lap it again starting with around 1000/1200 grit?
 

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i ordered a kit from easypckits.com they send you everything people say it takes hours but i did mine in about an hour and a half and mine is really shining, took pics too lazy to upload as long as its a true flat surface youll be ok, my temps dropped about six degrees but im still trying to break it in for two hundred hours ill get my pics up later
 

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well if you lapped properly, and took your time to keep it level, it is better than how it came, but in the name of perfection. i'd drop back down a few grades and start sanding again to get those potholes out, nice EVEN mirror finish


but its up to you.
 

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Well it felt like I took my time (45-55 minutes or so) and I did resist the urge to slam through it. The surface should have been flat using the sheet of glass (I also got the easypckits because I was too lazy to go to the hardware store
). I think I will give it another go and try for that perfect mirror finish.
 

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I'd drop back down a few grades and start sanding again to get those potholes out, nice EVEN mirror finish

I'd definitely do that. It feels like a waste of time cuz you're kinda starting over again but it's worth it because you'll get an even finish like you're supposed to. Don't for get to use water on the sandpaper.

Check out this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...-included.html
 

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Also when you move from like 800 - 1500, it takes a little bit more time. It looks like you messed things up, but your fine, just work on it until its really shiny.

I do 400 - 600 - 1500 - 2000 - 2500
 

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Hey, who did such a good job on that typhoon, jk. Yeah it was my first time also. A couple of things, use as much water as possible, and it took me maybe 2 hours so take you time.
 

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Hey, who did such a good job on that typhoon, jk. Yeah it was my first time also. A couple of things, use as much water as possible, and it took me maybe 2 hours so take you time.

I find that if you use to much water, it creates a film and doesn't let the heatsink contact the paper. Water is good, as it keeps the paper from clogging, but to much is a bad thing imo.
 

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Hey, who did such a good job on that typhoon, jk. Yeah it was my first time also. A couple of things, use as much water as possible, and it took me maybe 2 hours so take you time.

^ I'm coming after you.
I'm gonna go home and lap by BT tonight and see how shiny I can get it.
 

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Its on Transonic....hehe

Nagal, did you but the kit with the glass?
And to make sure, you didn't put the heatsink upside down on a table and then rub the paper over it with your hand did you???

I didn't use a ton of water, but I did rinse it off maybe every 20 strokes. Oh yeah I did roughly 300-500 strokes per grit, a little more on the 2,00 grit though......yes I actually counted
 

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Hows this?



omg, thats awesome
 

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Oh yeah, I had some deep machine scratches in mine that took forever to come out even with the 400 grit.

Very good atomic...heres another pic of mine, we'll have the critics compare

Attachment 36937

Dam nice. I couldn't get a better pic cause 1 - my camera sucks for macro shots, and 2- I couldn't get decent lighting.
 

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Dam nice. I couldn't get a better pic cause 1 - my camera sucks for macro shoots, and 2- I couldn't get decent lighting.

Spoken like a true photographer.
 
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