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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

Will normal lube oil work? tongue.gif

Not all lube is plastic safe, or electronics safe. Also you want something low viscosity for the inside of the switch and high viscosity for stabilizers and also possibly the outsides of stuffer springed switches.

So... without knowing exactly which lube you're talking about and it's properties, theres no real way of knowing if it's safe.
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Anyone know if that groupbuy on GH is going on for the colorful double shots?

I was lucky enough to get a set of blue, red, yellow and black from this group buy. KEYPOP bought a few hundred sets, so you should be able to get some from them. Can't wait for my sets, I'm just waiting for my invoice now.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 7/18/13 at 4:44pm
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Count me in... Grabed Neweggs last CM Storm Trigger, Wish it had green switches, but it all they had was the one with blues.
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Originally Posted by Mysticode View Post

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen! biggrin.gif

That aside, I'd love to get a Ducky or Corsair K70 in Clears, but alas... life is not perfect. Still waiting for the K70 in Brown to come out.

Honk honk man. Also i'd personally love to see more boards in clears but again life is not perfect and browns will have to do until the dream can be realized.
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What's the bounce issue?
When you press or release a key it's supposed to close or open just once, but in reality the contacts open and close multiple times because the contacts arc or even literally bounce mechanically:

Ideal switch closing or opening:



Real life switch closing or opening:



The keyboard electronics are supposed to filter out that bounce, such as with a capacitor, flip-flop, or, much more commonly now, software time delays. Sometimes a keystroke causes generate multiple codes to be generated because the filtering is insufficient (firmware mistakes have been made here) or the switches are making poor electrical contact (dirty) or are extra bouncy. Some people have fixed extra bouncy switches by applying silicone oil to the contacts, but that usually works only for mechanical switches. Silicone oil seems to be safe for about all plastics except silicone rubber, but you probably need something thinner than silicone grease (DC-4, DC-22) and maybe something thicker than the stuff in cans of silicone spray. Silicone oil sold for fitting vinyl rain gutters together should be about right.

http://www.coleparmer.com/Chemical-Resistance
Edited by larymoencurly - 7/18/13 at 8:38pm
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Silicone oil seems to be safe for about all plastics except silicone rubber, but you probably need something thinner than silicone grease (DC-4, DC-22) and maybe something thicker than the stuff in cans of silicone spray. Silicone oil sold for fitting vinyl rain gutters together should be about right.

http://www.coleparmer.com/Chemical-Resistance

You have to get something like silicone shock oil from an RC store, though. A lot of silicone oils have petrolium distillates in them, which is bad for plastic, although I am not sure how much it is really going to matter on a keyboard.
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I forgot i have some silicone grease in my storage tongue.gif
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Already own a Cherry Red CM Storm Quickfire Rapid. Plan to buy the new Ducky Shine 3 when they're available, all I need to do is decide which LED Color to get. Currently leaning toward Orange.

What do you guys think? Orange, Red, Purple, Blue or White?
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Already own a Cherry Red CM Storm Quickfire Rapid. Plan to buy the new Ducky Shine 3 when they're available, all I need to do is decide which LED Color to get. Currently leaning toward Orange.

What do you guys think? Orange, Red, Purple, Blue or White?

I'm in the same boat (as in buying a new ducky shine 3 when it comes out) as well but I need to decide if I go a different cherry switch this time. I currently have a black switch and I love it. How big a difference to a red switch would it be? I'm also looking at a brown switch... then I decide what LED color to get! Dang...

Any help or input would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 7/19/13 at 12:12am
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I'm in the same boat as well but I need to decide if I go a different cherry switch this time. I currently have a black switch and I love it. How big a difference to a red switch would it be? I'm also looking at a brown switch... then I decide what LED color to get! Dang...

Any help or input would be greatly appreciated.

Reds are way lighter than blacks. If you're used to blacks, reds are going to feel completely weightless to you. Your call if that's a good thing or not.

Browns... I personally think browns can go die in a fire, but that's just me. I don't see the point of their absolutely miniscule tactile bump. If a key is going to be tactile, it should be tactile enough to actually feel it under normal use, not just when you go really slow and concentrate on feeling it. Ain't no one got time for that! wink.gif
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