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Shop towels would work best for this I think. Something like these:

Agreeing with this as your best bet. My girlfriend spilled mineral oil on her Macbook and it was hell trying to get it all cleaned out of the inside. In the end there was still some residue on the mobo which has since collected some dust but I'm planning to wipe that clean with some alcohol in the next few days. Afaik there isn't a real reliable solution that will take oil off and also not damage your keyboard.
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post #12 of 48
Mineral spirits.

More details in the reddit thread you posted

http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/150w3p/spilled_mineral_oil_onto_mechanical_keyboard/c7ibo5v
Edited by ripster - 12/17/12 at 7:48pm
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post #13 of 48
why not just take all the plastic parts off and wash them with dish soap...
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hmm...mineral oil...
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Use lotion next time harder to spill.
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I agree. One should not change babies over a keyboard.
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I think I'd be willing to have a go of boiled rice to get some of the oil off my desktop keyboard especially considering I spilt motor oil over my laptop while I was in the garage doing a horsepower test through my laptop on a friends vw polo.

I looked all through my house for things to try and get this stuff off my keyboard and speaker strip on the chassis. Tried bread, small ripped up bits of tissue rubbed in with a toothbrush lol. Ended up thinking what absorbs oil, got onto cooking products and tried boiled rice. At first I'd dismissed uncooked rice as you so rightly put. Anyway...

Took apart the speaker strip and keyboard, whacked it in some cold boiled rice in a bucket overnight. Because the rice is now 80% water, has become softer and more permeable;it can easily absorb oil. Obviously it depends on the viscosity of said oil, the motor oil spilt was particularly thick, being for a diesel n' all.

Just purely because I've used it before makes me a little more confident it works. Although the results weren't 100% perfect. Keyboard worked fine, so did the speaker strip (which also has a touch strip on it for media keys). The only small issue I had, was the caps lock light on the touch strip is now intermittent. It doesn't flicker, just doesn't work perfectly.

I replaced the keyboard after stupidly leaving my laptop open on the floor in my lounge overnight while the cat is knocking about. She always sits on my laptop cause its warm. This time she manage to break several keys frown.gif.
    
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Thread Starter 
I was re-lubricating a fan head.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1336160/how-to-repair-msi-twin-frozr-heatsink-fans-or-how-to-fix-fans-where-there-is-no-hole-behind-the-sticker/0_100

Thanks for your post ripster55. So, I'll buy mineral spirits from the hardware store, and take apart the keyboard and wipe it away and such.

What about the keycaps though. Can I just throw them all into a bowl of the mineral spirits, or would that not be a good idea?

Would it be safe for me to take apart my mechanical keyboard? i dont want to try opening it and then a million springs come flying out or something. I think a little bit of the oil is behind the keys, like in the PCB and such, but I dont think it's too much and since it's not conductive I don't think it's a big deal.

I tried a small wipe with rubbing alcohol and it seemed to take the mineral oil right off. But not sure if it's safe on my ducky. I guess I won't need to lube my keys either since it was a mineral oil spill. So I'll just use mineral spirits to wipe it away (why exactly mineral spirits?). I'm not sure about how taking apart my keyboard would go either.
Edited by Belial - 12/18/12 at 1:23am
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The springs are enclosed in the switches themselves, so there isn't any possibility of spontaneous spring combustion. Taking apart the keyboard is safe.
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What were you doing with it?

i imagine somthing to do with Kırkpınar
     
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