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Well, long story short, my significant other got ginger ale in my Ducky board with MX Blues. How can I easily clean all of the keys as most of them are sticky?

Thank you!
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Isopropyl alcohol / Rubbing alcohol

Add a q-tip to that for some non abrasive scrubbing and you should be good. Have to remove the keys of course.
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Isopropyl alcohol / Rubbing alcohol

Add a q-tip to that for some non abrasive scrubbing and you should be good. Have to remove the keys of course.

Even if it got in the mechanism?
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Even if it got in the mechanism?


Right. You'll have to pull the keys of the effected area and clean the surrounding area, switch, and anywhere else the liquid got.

 
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Right. You'll have to pull the keys of the effected area and clean the surrounding area, switch, and anywhere else the liquid got.

Yup like he said, pull all the sticky keys and I would pull surrounding ones as well.
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post #6 of 9
Try pressing shift seven times rolleyes.gif

GL though, also I don't recommend a qtip, I'd say use a cloth because if you rub too hard with the qtip the cotton can fly off and make it more annoying... - speaking from experience-
    
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Try pressing shift seven times rolleyes.gif
GL though, also I don't recommend a qtip, I'd say use a cloth because if you rub too hard with the qtip the cotton can fly off and make it more annoying... - speaking from experience-

kekeke


Joking aside, listen to this advice - its very true.

Other than that, if you have the option of dissembling the board, you can always drown it in alcohol / toss it in the dish washer (top rack, heated dry and what not turned off obviously) and then open it up and let it dry out for a few days.

Blowing on it with an air compressor/datavac/compressed air can/fan/leafblower (ok im going overboard but you get the idea) will speed the process.
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If you use, or use something similar to Isopropyl alcohol/Rubbing alcohol, you may have to re lubricate the keys. The solutions would most likely take off the current lubrication. Sorry to hear about the keyboard. Hope it works out well.
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If you use, or use something similar to Isopropyl alcohol/Rubbing alcohol, you may have to re lubricate the keys. The solutions would most likely take off the current lubrication. Sorry to hear about the keyboard. Hope it works out well.

Good point. Remember to be careful with applying the lubricant (as to not spill it everywhere creating dustball magnets) and don't derp and use wd40 or other popular not-really-lubracants

Also, only apply once it is fully dried.
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