Well I got tired of snowballing. So I thought what can I do. An above is the result of me afternoons labour. Why on earth did Thermalright cover up that nice copper base ? You can see the silver covering disapearing bit by bit.The pic with the cpu in the box shows if you look closely, a high spot right in the middle of the cpu cover. The rest of the cpu pics did not turn out well. Apart from the finished ones. The pic with the tap is in cos I did the final lapping with 2500 paper with a steady stream of running water splashing on the paper to wash away any small impurities. The finish is not too bad me thinks. Gave them a real good brushing under running water with a toothbrush to make sure that no metal deposits were left behind. Now just have to wait for the sods to dry of thoroughly so I can build me pc.