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I got my new key-cap set in today and there seems to be some type of dust or something on the keys.You can see it better on caps # 5 thru # 9(pic below). I can wipe it off but... What do you guys use to clean your caps??? These are backlit pbt double-shot if that helps.Any help would be appreciated.





Edited by reezin14 - 5/12/17 at 7:44pm
 
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post #2 of 7
An old toothbrush+handheld vacuum will get pretty much any dust off.
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I usually just pull them off throw em in a sink of soapy water swirl em around a bit rinse and dry them off with a hair dryer on cold setting.
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I usually just pull them off throw em in a sink of soapy water swirl em around a bit rinse and dry them off with a hair dryer on cold setting.


This sounds like a winner. You just use regular dish/hand soap? I don't want the keys to get damaged.
 
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Usually i use dawn and never had an issue, I don't really put alot in maybe a quarter of what I would normally use for dishes.
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Usually i use dawn and never had an issue, I don't really put alot in maybe a quarter of what I would normally use for dishes.



Gotcha, thanks for the input. thumb.gif
 
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post #7 of 7
same. i just throw'em in a bowl with dishsoap, warm water. for sense of completion i even wipe each cap down individually with a piece of microfiber, but i suppose not everyone can stand tedious work like that.
i got a second bowl ready with just some warm water, i throw the caps in there just to get the soapy water off.
you can dry them however you like, personally i just let them dry on their own, even if it takes 2 days.
Edited by Bucake - 5/13/17 at 11:11am
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