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So, anyone want to give me a rundown on how I would go about removing all of the switches?

The switches are plate mounted.

And, would this soldering iron be fine? It's 60w and it comes with a desoldering sucker

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antistatic-Vacuum-Soldering-Desoldering-Solder-Pump-Sucker-Gun-Iron-Removal-Tool-/331042336862

And what solder would I need to resolder them?

I guess I want to keep the soldering stuff under 30 dollars if possible, that includes a soldering iron, the desoldering sucker (those are usually only like 3-5 dollars) and the solder.

Amazon links would be nice since I have prime.
 
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So, anyone want to give me a rundown on how I would go about removing all of the switches?

The switches are plate mounted.

And, would this soldering iron be fine? It's 60w and it comes with a desoldering sucker

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antistatic-Vacuum-Soldering-Desoldering-Solder-Pump-Sucker-Gun-Iron-Removal-Tool-/331042336862

And what solder would I need to resolder them?

I guess I want to keep the soldering stuff under 30 dollars if possible, that includes a soldering iron, the desoldering sucker (those are usually only like 3-5 dollars) and the solder.

Amazon links would be nice since I have prime.

I would never use that kind of soldering iron, it gets too hot / cold easily and I've damaged a pcb in the past due to it
Always you the one which you can control the heat level and its a long term investment if you are really into customising your keyboard

and the sucker I use also has the heater in it, it saves all the trouble IMO
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I just checked GH and there is a soldering thread, I might need to read it.. This was recommended for under 50, its only 16

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19240__Soldering_Station_with_Adjustable_Heat_Range_USA_Warehouse_.html
 
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I just checked GH and there is a soldering thread, I might need to read it.. This was recommended for under 50, its only 16

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19240__Soldering_Station_with_Adjustable_Heat_Range_USA_Warehouse_.html
yeah that would work
I use similar one, and you just need to turn it half way up for keyboard purposes
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though just saying, i've used cheap ones just fine, but you do have to be a bit careful.
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I just checked GH and there is a soldering thread, I might need to read it.. This was recommended for under 50, its only 16

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19240__Soldering_Station_with_Adjustable_Heat_Range_USA_Warehouse_.html
That one will be fine. I have 2 of them, only they are from another rebadge but built a bit better smile.gif
(Those are actually Hakko 936 clones if anyone knows them)

My recommendation is to toss the default needle tips and get this :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-Soldering-Rework-Leader-Free-Iron-Knife-Tips-for-Hakko-936-900-M-T-2-4D-/310774037788?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item485b937d1c
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Feng and Cinn are joining together to do business - They've got an awesome keycap group buy on GH at the moment, just wish I had money lol http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=49929.0
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Feng and Cinn are joining together to do business - They've got an awesome keycap group buy on GH at the moment, just wish I had money lol http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=49929.0

Those Iron Man keycaps are very nice.

Maybe it's a good thing I don't have a GH account, I'd end up with 50 sets of keycaps, hundreds of design keycaps and no money left. tongue.gif

Also Qwerkeys, a UK based keycap company are sorting out warehouses in LA and Hong Kong so they can sell their keycaps and switch samplers to more people. thumbsupsmiley.png
Edited by Paradigm84 - 10/21/13 at 6:28am
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Some of the resin would make some sharp doubleshot. Right now I'd be happy if I could find the Ducky Shine dark grey set in stock somewhere.
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can someone explain to me the difference between resin and plastic?

I thought the manufacturing of each was pretty much the same?

I think since I sold my mx blue QFR i'm finally going to cave and order a custom Autocad layout keycap set from WASD to use at work.

I've been having a hard time trying to figure out the perfect color and legend layout, but i'll upload a pic of my idea later on to see what you guys think.
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