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    Lapping

    I need to buy:
    o 400 Grit Super Fine Wet/Dry
    o 600 Grit Ultra Fine Wet/Dry
    o 800 Grit Ultra Fine Wet/Dry
    o 1000 Grit Ultra Fine Wet/Dry
    o 1500 Grit Mirror Fine Wet/Dry
    o 2000 Grit Mirror Fine Wet/Dry

    Hopefully one of each to keep costs down but I'm not sure where to buy from, any suggestions?

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    Re: Lapping

    A good car accessories shop should have it.

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    Re: Lapping

    Pretty B&Q will have some somewhere.

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    Re: Lapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Pretty B&Q will have some somewhere.
    I had a look on their website but couldn't see any listings.

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    Re: Lapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    A good car accessories shop should have it.
    Halfords have up to 1500 Grit only....

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    Re: Lapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Frink View Post
    Halfords have up to 1500 Grit only....
    I mean a small car accessories shop. My local one sells every single grade, Although I'm not sure you would need all those grades. suppose it depends how bad the finish is to start with.

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    Re: Lapping

    You dont really get grades past 1500 that easily. I got a wet and dry kit that went uptio 1200. Didnt see much past that.

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    Re: Lapping

    you can get a kit at kustompcs.co.uk

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_3719.html

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    Re: Lapping

    To get them all & decent stuff IE 3M your looking at a trade only car shop tbh.
    & no offense to kustom but I wouldnt trust unbraded stuff for anything never mind lapping

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    Re: Lapping

    Quote Originally Posted by PwnDirect View Post
    To get them all & decent stuff IE 3M your looking at a trade only car shop tbh.
    & no offense to kustom but I wouldnt trust unbraded stuff for anything never mind lapping
    I will call around a few car shops tomorrow.

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    Re: Lapping

    2000grit! 1500 is more than enough. after that if your really particular you might as well get a burnisher that compresses all the fineness down to a polish.

    halfords is a good bet, but look online for woodwork and tools shope, of the top of my head i got a 100 sheet pack of various grade for a fiver from CSM. i think that was upto 1200grit.

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    Re: Lapping

    I went to a local builders supply shop cost about 50p+vat per sheet

    I got the following
    2 sheets 400 (I wanted 600 but they didn't have any)
    3 sheets 800
    3 sheets 1200

    Lapped cpu and cooler, I still have left
    1 Sheet 400
    1 1/2 Sheets 800
    1 sheet 1200

    The finner the grit the quicker it gumms up, not mirror smooth but very smooth none the less and once dry the cpu and cooler will slightly stick.
    If you take the time to get them very smooth/mirrored you can lift up the cpu with the cooler dry.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNcV4MMc9pA

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    Re: Lapping

    If you havent seen it already you might like to check out this guy on YouTube lapping his C2D processor
    part one
    part two

    Feel the pain . . .
    don't drink and derive

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    Re: Lapping

    Oh yes don't try to lap a exposed heatpipe cooler.

    Or this happens

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    Re: Lapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Oh yes don't try to lap a exposed heatpipe cooler.

    Or this happens
    That looks bad are the direct heatpipe cooler really any better, or is it just a gimmick ?

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    Re: Lapping

    Quote Originally Posted by Time Bandit View Post
    If you havent seen it already you might like to check out this guy on YouTube lapping his C2D processor
    part one
    part two

    Feel the pain . . .
    tjharlow is great. Love his vids. Made by a geek, for geeks!

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