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The switches are 'soft' to push in on a leopold fullsize w/ Cherry MX blues. help? The leopold is plate mounted so changing out switches it out of the question.

Thanks.

EDIT: What I mean by soft is that they take more force to press in, and don't make dat click anymore.
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That's due to the combination of ingredients, especially the high fructose corn syrup.

 

I don't know if this will work, but you can carefully put maybe 3-4 drops of Isopropyl Alcohol or some other alcohol cleaning solution into each switch. If you do this, then you'll need to press the switch over and over a couple dozen times. Then you'd let it dry for maybe 10 minutes and re-apply if necessary. The alcohol solution you use has to be very high in alcohol. I don't know what to recommend, but for example, I would think that a minimum of 90% Isopropyl Alcohol should be used.

 

If this works, then the switches will feel good again but at first the click sound will be softer than you're used to for up to a day or so (depending on how frequently each key is used).

 

Tip: I recommend holding the switch down with a toothpick while putting the 3-4 drops of alcohol into the switch. This will make it much easier to put the drops exactly where you want. Also, make sure the switches are as level as possible so that gravity pulls the alcohol down evenly instead of going to one side. So, elevate the spacebar side a little if it looks like the switches aren't flat and level. Finally, you can even press the switch a bunch of times in between each drop. This may help achieve a more thorough cleaning.


Edited by TwoCables - 6/6/13 at 12:00pm
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+rep, thanks, will try.
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You're welcome. I added a few things since you looked at my post. I apologize for the ninja-edit.

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