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Well, let's see... blue(owned) brown(poopy) White... The only other tactile switch left. Maybe i'll look into Topre.
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I've only had blue, brown, and red. I've come to love my blues and rather enjoy the click.

My wife evidently likes them too. She's not a very tech savvy person, but one day I was cleaning my mech and hooked up my old rubber dome so she could use the PC. She asked why the keyboard felt so crappy and cheap.

Not the most interesting story, but shows how superior the feel of a mechanical switch is to the run of the mill rubber dome.
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I love my browns... Best keys I have ever used!
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sorry for the crap cell phone pic, i feel like hell and don't want to bother setting up good shots.

Here is the Mionix Zibal 60, went from mx blacks to lubed reds, and am working on installing the LED's ( ran out of solder )

Keycap set should be in the mail tomorrow, and I'll finish it up tomorrow unless I happen to have a photoshoot and decide against painting it.



I've been using off the shelf lube, and it works well, but the drops are too big coming out of the bottle and are flooding the switches. Gonna see if I can find something else to use.

After i'm done with the mionix, gonna get my QFR ( reds ) lubed up and look into ordering some heavier springs to throw in it.
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What kind of off the shelf lube are you using? There are many that are bad in the long term.
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post #18076 of 36815
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Originally Posted by skupples View Post

Well, let's see... blue(owned) brown(poopy) White... The only other tactile switch left. Maybe i'll look into Topre.

I love my browns. nice alternative to blues if you're not using your computer for mainly just typing.
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Looks like I am going to be waiting on the filco, I am still buying it but I need to wait a week or so because the guy can't sell it just yet since he spilled milk on his GON and killed the pcb! I won't bother posting that keyboard yet until it's fully done, I am quite excited for how it is going to turn out though.

I still need to get a rough estimate as to how much my QFR's are worth.
 
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Even heavily modified, QFRs rarely go for more than $40-70 unless it comes with Greens, then it goes for around $100.
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post #18079 of 36815
some 3-in-one oil that i've found on my shelf. probably not reccomended at all, but worst caseI can always dissassemble and clean it.

I'll get some silicone based stuff tomorrow and try that.
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Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

Even heavily modified, QFRs rarely go for more than $40-70 unless it comes with Greens, then it goes for around $100.
I am not expecting them to be goldmines and I am also not really expecting to get my money back out of the modding of the one QFR, that was pretty much just my practice board and now I feel safe soldering/painting. I think I am going to sell the all white board with its white keycaps since they have the led slots on them and throw a blank black top in with it and then I can sell the unopened and untampered with black one with the stock keycaps and keep the blank black keycaps I have.
 
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