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candy_van, I might be misunderstanding you here, but do you know that it's not actually grease?
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post #1782 of 36875
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
candy_van, I might be misunderstanding you here, but do you know that it's not actually grease?
I figured the oils from one's skin had something to do with it; whether that's residual and/or directly affecting wear on the cap.

Wrong assumption?
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post #1783 of 36875
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candy_van, I might be misunderstanding you here, but do you know that it's not actually grease?
Depends on how many fries you eat at the PC. .


I'm not quite sure what you are referring to either. What isn't grease?
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Depends on how many fries you eat at the PC. .


I'm not quite sure what you are referring to either. What isn't grease?
As I said above I'd assumed it did have something to do with oils in the skin in addition to / combination of physical wear.
I've definitely read people mention of it before, unless I've just sorely misinterpreted everything from the beginning here lol.
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I figured the oils from one's skin had something to do with it; whether that's residual and/or directly affecting wear on the cap.

Wrong assumption?
Oh, then I understood you correctly.

The reason why the keys get shiny over time is because the plastic is wearing down, kinda like how tires get more and more bald over time. So it's not grease or oil, but key wear.
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post #1786 of 36875
Okay, so you're saying that cleaning the keys may not help much, since they are worn shiny. Good point.
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post #1787 of 36875
I just cleaned up the caps of the g80-3000, and they practically look new, except for a few of the labels being worn off. The board itself also got very pretty
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post #1788 of 36875
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Okay, so you're saying that cleaning the keys may not help much, since they are worn shiny. Good point.
Cleaning can help some. The amount just varies.

Inevitably, over time, the keys will wear down and get shiny.
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I just discovered at my work, that one of the machines are controlled with a Model M, with danish iso layout and all! I was so excited when I realised, and I went to ask if it would be possible for them to get something else for that machine, so I could get it, and that I would be willing to pay. I really hope it comes through
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post #1790 of 36875
Added 2 more to my growing collection.

Noppoo Choc Mini Cherry MX blue & a Ducky 1087 (has mixed switches, both blue & brown):



The Noppoo is a really fun keyboard to type on. Blue is a little on the loud side but I think I can adjust.

Now waiting on a Leopold. lol
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