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I don't think that would work, seeing as my keyboard is DIN5. (AT)

Sorry if I was misleading in my post.
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post #3042 of 14564
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Originally Posted by tomclancey View Post
I don't think that would work, seeing as my keyboard is DIN5. (AT)

Sorry if I was misleading in my post.
no i see that. I posted the link I had found (that had been posted as a response to someone else's din5->modern pc question). I hadn't fully gone through it before posting, and I edited my post thereafter.

I'll let you know if I find anything.
    
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post #3043 of 14564
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Do any of you know if there is an easy way to remove the letters from pad printed keycaps? Just thinking about getting another keyboard for my laptop, and it might look nice with blank keys.
Bump for a good question, although I believe that it might be much easier to find blank key caps that fit the AT101W.
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Bump for a good question, although I believe that it might be much easier to find blank key caps that fit the AT101W.
Actually I was referring to my thinkpad's built in keyboard. The dell's keys are laser etched (but I would be interested if blank alps keycaps exist).
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Well I don't think there is a way to remove them with chemicals(without melting the key), unless it's a very cheap or old key.

Best way probably is to sandblast the keys. Personally I rather get a blank set.
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post #3046 of 14564
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Originally Posted by drjoey1500 View Post
Do any of you know if there is an easy way to remove the letters from pad printed keycaps? Just thinking about getting another keyboard for my laptop, and it might look nice with blank keys.
I don't think so, not without damaging the plastic. you need a solvent strong enough to strip the pad printing but not strong enough to warp the structural integrity of the plastic.

by the time it's done the keycap is probably going to have a bleached look because the pigment they add to the plastic to give it color is probably going to be stripped or at least inconsistent.

sand blasting is expensive.

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Originally Posted by drjoey1500 View Post
Actually I was referring to my thinkpad's built in keyboard. The dell's keys are laser etched (but I would be interested if blank alps keycaps exist).
if you take a safety pin and stroke the sharp end across a laser etched keycap it will leave a scratch through it, do it enough times and you can file it off but the surface is going to be scratched even if you paint over it.

I don't know where to buy blank Alps keycaps however you could purchase this or a set of these they are for touch typing.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 4/15/10 at 9:49pm
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If you wanted to have black keys, why wouldn't you just spray paint them?
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post #3048 of 14564
I think I just found my dream board:

Granted I don't like the JP layout, but the black housing with yellow keys and black WASD looks badass. If I ever get the scratch together for the Realforce 87U 55g like I want, I absolutely must score a set of yellow keys.
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post #3049 of 14564
That keyboard is certainly boss! I hope mine looks that good when I spray paint it >< haha. If it comes close I would be happy, that is really nice.

Not to detract from the coolness of it, but I think I saw it in a Stryper video once...

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post #3050 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Ktulu View Post
If you wanted to have black keys, why wouldn't you just spray paint them?
show me a painted keycap that looks good.

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