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They aren't mine, that was just a found example picture.

You can get em on ebay for pretty damn cheap though http://www.ebay.com/itm/KBC-Semi-Clear-ABS-104-Keyset-Cherry-MX-Keycaps-/330853929008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d086e5030

They actually look like the signature plastics caps, not the KBC ones: http://www.keycapsdirect.com/marketplace.php http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/marketplace.php#
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I'm so scared to sand the clear coat, any words of advice jixr? Should I? It's enamel clear coat if that matters.
 
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Who's the OEM for the Max keyboards?
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I'm so scared to sand the clear coat, any words of advice jixr? Should I? It's enamel clear coat if that matters.

yeah, uhm.. if it looks good as it i'd leave it be, if it could use a little bit of shine I honestly the best way to go about it is a buffing wheel and some polish. I know 3m make a finishing compound but i've not personally tried it.

( which is why I prefer matt finishes as its easier to "finish" compared to clear coating.

Only time I've seriously used clear coat to try to get a mirror finish was with an old race bike of mine, and that was done using automotive grade paints and clear with a spray gun and a makeshift paint booth.

Worst case senario you mess it up, just get some more purple and paint over it again. My words of advice kinda run thin when it comes to clear coating.
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-gets keyboard-

its more magenta than purple... eh its alright.

-records videos and stuff-
-vegas wont import them-


lol.....


This keyboard feels EXACTLY like a scissorswitch, except noiser. I mean EXACTLY like the alienware scissorswitch keyboard on my super m17X, wow.
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I had to get up and dig out my old MX blues board to see if I was crazy or you are. It's definitely you lol. Those must be some extremely stiff scissor switches.
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I had to get up and dig out my old MX blues board to see if I was crazy or you are. It's definitely you lol. Those must be some extremely stiff scissor switches.

Alienware makes their own laptop keyboards. and yes they are pretty stiff.
They have almost the same bounce and tactile, which is pretty cool, and means paradigm did perfectly suggesting the mx blues for me because that's exactly what I asked for was a mech key board that felt as close to my scissorswitch as possible. the bump feedback feels a bit harsher on my mechanical keyboard but no both keyboards feel very very similar, and im exceedingly happy about that.
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Ah I thought you were saying you were displeased with the similarity, but I've never tried alienware scissors. If you ever feel like getting a second you may want to try browns, little softer of a tactile click.
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Ah I thought you were saying you were displeased with the similarity, but I've never tried alienware scissors. If you ever feel like getting a second you may want to try browns, little softer of a tactile click.

I was looking for the similarity, I LOVE the alienware scissorswitch keyboards. They feel AMAZING.
On the subject of browns, I like the clickyness. I don't have money to burn on keyboards, I have another 2 LCD screens to pick up and what not for my eyefinity, and then I have to get the new HD9970M graphics card when it comes out.

If I go for a new keyboard it'll be one that has MX blues and darker purple LEDs, these "purple" LEDs on this keyboard aren't all that purpley.


to be honest this keyboard kinda stresses my for arms and hands out because Im typing at such a different angle now...


Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 9/10/13 at 5:56pm
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to be honest this keyboard kinda stresses my for arms and hands out because Im typing at such a different angle now...
Honestly it will feel like that for the first week or two, I almost regretted my first mechanical keyboard when I bought it because I had always typed on laptops and slim desktop keyboards. But after a week or two I got used to it and now I just love typing on a more standard keyboard.


On a side note, before I try to sand my slighly orange peeled keyboard cover and potentially ruin it I decided the best way to figure out if it would work was to practice. So I took an xbox controller and painted it with the same brand but different color testors lacquer, I put two rather thick coats on in a very short period, but this stuff dries so fast it doesn't matter, I am just using this to test on. The paint went on rather well and there is only one slight imperfection in the paint (small scratch)

I will throw on a bunch of clear coat and try to sand it down and see if I like the result, if not, I will leave my keyboard cover alone tongue.gif
 
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