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Hey...
i just got my asus laptop (N54sv) and i'm wondering how i can prevent the keyboard from wearing out because of continuous typing. It obviously happens on every keyboard but is there a way to prevent this?
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usb keyboard?
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Good manicurist.

Lots of lotion.
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Just had an idea. I've never tried this, but it might be worth a shot: Use some type of clear-coat.
You can get clear-coat paint in a spraycan, there's probably some that are specifically meant for plastic. Remove all the keys and give them a nice even coating.

Remember, just an idea, completely untested or untried by me. Though I'm sure I'm not the first person with the idea.
Should probably test it out on an old keyboard first. The spray coating might react with the plastic, depending on the type of plastic and the type of coating used.

Automotive clear-coat lasts for years under harsh elements. So as long as it goes on without melting or discoloring the keys, it should stand up to typing for a long time to come.

Edit: If it works it would also make the keys much easier to clean
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post #5 of 6
Clear coat wears off fast with continuous typing, it's like continuously buffing and polishing your car when typing. I wouldn't worry about keys wearing off too much, you can get new laptop keyboards from ebay for like $5 or so, I've replaced my Dell Latitude's about 3 times now in the past 2 years.

I actually switched to blank key caps on my mechanical on my desktop because I'm a little OCD and hate seeing half my keyboard messed up, but I can comfortably touch type so that's not a big deal.
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