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Yeah, my one that was damaged in shipping also was warped from shipping, it bends back into place after I snap it onto the keyboard but it is bent a bit.

The top that I have already painted has slight orange peel to it (less than most cars tbh) but for my next one I am going to aim for 0% orange peel, even if it takes me days to paint/sand down.
 
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Lol better luck next time

I've managed to repaint my QFR case twice, i was afraid the third time I sanded it
the plastic would just be to thin to use

but it still survived! biggrin.gif
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yeah I could save it if i really wanted to, but i'll just sand down another case.

And the reason why my blue one came out so well is because I think I probably spent an entire week of painting, sanding, polishing, wetsanding, painting, sanding etc.

I'm really really happy with the way it came out.

But customizing these things is starting to put a hurt on my wallet. I think my blue board already has about $150 into it and several hours of work. I really need to sell off my mx blue QFR to fund the rest of my customization ideas for my last 3 cases and getting some custom caps made for my XT. and I'm also trying to get another 670 depending on how much strain BF4 puts on it.

Thing I learned when I used to build custom motorcycles for track racing, Pretty is pretty expensive.



I'm starting to regret buying blank keycaps, they look nice, and I thought I knew my keyboard well, but I often have to hunt down keys. If I can sell one of my extra boards I'll buy a white front printed set on ebay. I often find myself typing more on my blue switches since it has the stock keycaps as I can see the lettering ( epsc in games like starcraft where I don't know all the short cuts yet
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I got used to the blank keys very fast, I knew even if I did not like it that i would still force myself to learn.

As for the cost of customizing these, yeah, its not cheap, keycaps, paint, and time invested is not great, but it's pretty fun to see the end result! biggrin.gif
 
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One of the best things about getting this keyboard.. I can have long nails again!

Couldn't have long nails on my scissorswitch keyboards. biggrin.gif

I love this keyboard.
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One of the best things about getting this keyboard.. I can have long nails again!

Couldn't have long nails on my scissorswitch keyboards. biggrin.gif

I love this keyboard.

And because OCN is poo, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EuD3jnOHg4 at 13 seconds in.
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Interested to see what other people get, that is more just my natural speed rather than how fast I can go, I could probably bump it up 10-20 if I tried harder.



I will probably get destroyed but whatever.

http://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/english
 
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Blank keys 4 lyf!!! Even my boyfriend has begrudgingly gotten used to them, and he's not even a tech person. He types faster than some of the people in my office now.

Typing with long nails, I have never understood. How does it work, why does it not drive you crazy?
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Blank keys 4 lyf!!! Even my boyfriend has begrudgingly gotten used to them, and he's not even a tech person. He types faster than some of the people in my office now.

Typing with long nails, I have never understood. How does it work, why does it not drive you crazy?

well they aren't that long. and I still use the pads of my fingers to contact the keys because of how my hands are oriented to the keyboard.
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