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Got three questions for you...
1. Where in Florida do you live?
2. Do you own any of the following: Firearms, Vicious dogs, Alarm systems?
3. Are you leaving the city/state/country any time in the near future?
I'm in Florida as well and depending your answers to questions 2 and 3 are (distance won't matter... I'd drive from Key West to Tallahassee for a gorgeous board like that without even thinking about it) ... I may just have to "pay" you a visit... wink.gif

LOL! You just said what I was about to say but decided not to in the case he may take me seriously tongue.gif You and I should get together and pay his house a visit together. We can divide his huge stash evenly among ourselves biggrin.gif
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So many nice keyboards!!
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I'm still bashing my 10+ years old Cherry ML4100 (G84) and waiting for better days ($$) to join the club with proper mech keyboard. biggrin.gif
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Just purchased a Vortex KBT Pure CNC Limited Edition keyboard w/ browns earlier today. This will be my first mechanical keyboard and I cannot wait for it to get here. Will post back when it arrives smile.gif
That's one little monster, got the best of the best in a small package
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How do you know if your switches need to be lubed?

I spilled mineral oil on my keyboard and believe I've cleaned it all out, but some of the keys sound... duller, lower, not as loud, they dont feel as light, sometimes i can hear the spring even in the fine switches, but not at all in the affected ones.

It isn't bad, i've mostly cleaned it up, i could just use the keyboard and go on my way, and i dont think most people would even notice. I dipped the affected half of the board in 91% ipa a few times, but just some of the switches aren't 100%. They are like at 85%, if that makes sense.

i would assume id use deoxit d5, per ripster guide.
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Originally Posted by xXSebaSXx View Post

Got three questions for you...
1. Where in Florida do you live?
2. Do you own any of the following: Firearms, Vicious dogs, Alarm systems?
3. Are you leaving the city/state/country any time in the near future?
I'm in Florida as well and depending your answers to questions 2 and 3 are (distance won't matter... I'd drive from Key West to Tallahassee for a gorgeous board like that without even thinking about it) ... I may just have to "pay" you a visit... wink.gif
And on a more serious note.
3. Where on earth do you guys find them keyboards?
Maybe my Google-Fu is weak, but searching for mechanical keyboards only returns the "usual suspects", but none of these "pure custom" boards. Or are these things made by order only?

some of them you have to get it from the darkest realms of korea.
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Wow, sorry to hear about your spill into the keyboard Belial.

The rice idea is great for water moister like from inside a smart phone. I'm not sure about oils out of a keyboard. If you did try that it would have to be laid down in a bed of rice without getting rice into the keyboard sitting on top. Then somehow manage to create a seal that would force the rice to absorb if possible the oils moister if it dissipates. Plastic bin big enough for keyboard to lay in that's actually as small as you can get it without a lot of room I'd imagine for tighter seal. Try at best, nothing to lose.

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How do you know if your switches need to be lubed?
I spilled mineral oil on my keyboard and believe I've cleaned it all out, but some of the keys sound... duller, lower, not as loud, they dont feel as light, sometimes i can hear the spring even in the fine switches, but not at all in the affected ones.
It isn't bad, i've mostly cleaned it up, i could just use the keyboard and go on my way, and i dont think most people would even notice. I dipped the affected half of the board in 91% ipa a few times, but just some of the switches aren't 100%. They are like at 85%, if that makes sense.
i would assume id use deoxit d5, per ripster guide.

keys are probably "sticky"

can't you dishwash keyboards?

just don't use the heat function,

i know people that dishwashed their mobo's
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I recently fell in love with blues again, but as there is no retailers in Norway that sells TKL keyboards with blues and I didn't really feel like ordering from another country, I decided to modify my QFR with blacks.
The blue switches I got from my DAS ultimate.


From the Q key to the key left for right shift is blues, rest is blacks.

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The keys aren't 'sticky', they just aren't 100^%, they are like their 85%, if that makes sense. I mean maybe they are sticky, the problem here is so minor that I wouldn't know if it's sticky or what, in the big scheme of things I could go on with my life. Here's a youtube video I uploaded of the keys, most evident at the end:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLvrhbDsFUE

I mean for all I know maybe this is how the keys worked before the spill....

I don't want to dishwash because half the keyboard is perfectly okay (i mean i could bag it or something if dishwashing is really the best idea)...

There's just still oil in there, after multiple 20 minute 91% ipa baths. If I stick my face between 2 of the bad switches, and suck really hard, I'll pull oil out (it's obviously not water or IPA, it's oily, oil). Not a lot, but i mean i just keep pulling and pulling and it's just never ending slight bits of oil coming out...

I'm also thinking maybe the keyboard has to be lubed, but i dont know what a keyboard would have to be like. Isn't lubing good for the keyboard anyways? Just get some deoxit D5 from radioshack and shoot it into the switch...
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