Thread: Lapping FTW
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Old 08-24-09, 03:05 AM   #75
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Default Re: Lapping FTW

Originally Posted by ATOJAR View Post
Guys i might have a go at lapping my Ultra-120, Is the paper just ordinary sand paper? What's the best type of paper to buy & can it be bought from a ordinary hardware store?
It's done with wet sandpaper(you put a drop of water on the surface you want to polish) and you should be able to get it from almost anywhere.

Also is the lapping done by hand? How can you be sure your lapping it flat?
It's done by hand and you start by writing a big X on it starting from all of the corners as you then see if the heat spreader is concave or convex when you start papering away. You should always have an as flat as you can get surface when you start lapping because you need to tape your sandpaper to it(a glass surface is ideal).

Sorry i these sound like dumb questions i just don't wanna mess it up.
You're not going to mess it up if you do enough research! And asking questions is what this forum is for.
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