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Oh my fingers. They weep with joy. In the club now!
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Oh my fingers. They weep with joy. In the club now!
Looking sweet !
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Hi guys,

Was thinking of picking up a special edition OCN Ducky with the PBTs, but had a few questions:

How much more resistant to the infamous oily sheen are they (time-wise?) and do they feel any different from ABS pad printed caps (more textured)?

Just as everyone's said I've had my Filco for about a month now and have begun noticing that a few of the keys are becoming smooth/shiny.
I'll wipe 'em down with a damp cloth (sans alcohol per the guide) to try and stave this off, but I must admit it's giving my OCD a whopping dose of "it's not perfect!!!"
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post
Hi guys,

Was thinking of picking up a special edition OCN Ducky with the PBTs, but had a few questions:

How much more resistant to the infamous oily sheen are they (time-wise?) and do they feel any different from ABS pad printed caps (more textured)?

Just as everyone's said I've had my Filco for about a month now and have begun noticing that a few of the keys are becoming smooth/shiny.
I'll wipe 'em down with a damp cloth (sans alcohol per the guide) to try and stave this off, but I must admit it's giving my OCD a whopping dose of "it's not perfect!!!"
It's very subjective; though PBT generally does last longer.

For me; I noticed shine within a month on ABS caps but it took about 1.75 months for the PBT to start to really show a shien.
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It's very subjective; though PBT generally does last longer.

For me; I noticed shine within a month on ABS caps but it took about 1.75 months for the PBT to start to really show a shien.
Hmmm not that much longer lasting then.

Any easier to keep clean in terms of maintenance then; eg can you use isopropyl on them?
Read a little earlier I should only use water with the caps on my Filco (I'd think that's considerably less effective).

I am beyond OCD with this now lol; my fingers feel greasy just thinking about it
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You can add my Ducky Overclock.net Edition 9008 w/ MX Browns.
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Hmmm not that much longer lasting then.

Any easier to keep clean in terms of maintenance then; eg can you use isopropyl on them?
Read a little earlier I should only use water with the caps on my Filco (I'd think that's considerably less effective).

I am beyond OCD with this now lol; my fingers feel greasy just thinking about it
Yeah; PBT is resistant to solvents. Much easier to clean.

YOu have to consider that my keyboards get HEAVY use though. I do lots of writing for schools, OCN, and review work.

I effectively got 75% longer life with PBT caps.
Edited by Tator Tot - 3/1/11 at 7:41pm
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You mean 75% longer . 100% longer would be double.
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Yeah; PBT is resistant to solvents. Much easier to clean.

YOu have to consider that my keyboards get HEAVY use though. I do lots of writing for schools, OCN, and review work.

I effectively got 75% longer life with PBT caps.
Alright sounds worth a shot then (esp for maintenance)
Out of curiosity though, is there any way/where I could get PBT caps for my Filco?
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Alright sounds worth a shot then (esp for maintenance)
Out of curiosity though, is there any way/where I could get PBT caps for my Filco?
None that I know of right now

OCN is looking to stock keysets (for our duckies, that are branded.) Ek may stock key sets with their new Leopolds but i don't know for sure.
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