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    Heatsink Lapping Kit

    Hi guys

    thinking of lapping my heatsink and was wondering if you would recommend me buy a lapping kit?

    or do i go buy the sand paper from local hardware store (B&Q)

    also ive search google and found a zillion different guides, which one do i follow? and which sandpapers do i definitely need?

    any help, much appreciated

    thanks!

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    For ultra fine sand paper best to go to halfords, think you can get 2000 grit from there and below.

    If you haven't got a piece of glass you can pick up a clip frame from a craft store for 69p which will do you fine. Should come in around the same price as a lapping kit from some places and will last longer.

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    kustom pc have lapping kit for about 8quid not sure of postage from them mind

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    Use a lapping machine?

    I saw one yesterday at a lab I'm just about to start working at.

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    Just go to your local car spares place and ask for 3 sheets of wet and dry, 400, 800 and 1000, should cost around 50p per sheet.

    Then get a piece of glass, a local glass place should be able to sort you out.

    Then lap away to your hearts content.

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    yeah i lapped one by hand a few years ago with nothing more than sandpaper and a flat surface. mirror like and a nice temp drop. local wilkinsons should have the nessasairy stuff. brasso/silvo (i cant remember whichd i used) will get it buffed up like a mirror after the initial sanding.
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