lapping an HS/F

what would be the best way to "lap" an HS/F? and if nobody minds i would also like some links or product names as to where i can purchase some of this stuff, because my local harwdare stores have no idea what i am talking about.

is this reality... i thought it would more realistic.
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  1. Use 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper on a flat surface with a little water. Clean and dry it before you use it! And apply some paste!

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  2. crashman thanx for the advice.

    but i decided i would doa little expirimenting....

    purchased some 0000 rated "steel wool2", very fine synthetic steel wool. i then used WD-40 as the first cutting agent, then went to lighter fluid, the rubbing alcohol(probably could of gone w/o the alcohol.) plus a little AS2.

    the result, 5 degree drop in temps.
    so now my duron 850 oced to 980(140*7)is running at 41C with an ambient temp of 24C.

    is this reality... i thought it would more realistic.
  3. Hrmm... I lapped my Monster II with some wet/dry sanding with fine grit, followed some tutorials and got it nice and smooth.... and my temperature stayed exactly the same. Ah well..

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  4. Smooth isn't good enough, you need it shiny smooth. I use 400, 800, and then some crazy 1200 grit sandpaper. I can see myself in the bottom of the hs after I use the 1200 grit. Results: ~5 degree temperature drop.

    Another computer wanted. Donations accepted. :^)
  5. the highest grit i was able to find at all was some 600. where did you get the 800 and the 1200 from?

    i did buy the 600 grit paper and some "0" the "00" then "000" steel wool and the WD-40 again. temps are now down a about two more degrees from what they were before.

    PS. actually they are about the same 41 still but the ambient has gone up to at least 29 degrees.

    is this reality... i thought it would more realistic.
  6. I just found a hardware store that had a really good selection of sandpaper. Actually I found it when I was on vacation out in the middle of nowhere when I went in to buy an axe handle.

    Another computer wanted. Donations accepted. :^)
  7. just a note
    you can get 1200 grade wet&dry / emery cloth from most auto repair shops!!!

    p.s. sand paper is for rubbing down WOOD not metal
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