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haha, thanks!
Thanks! It's 3M DiNoc. I didn't use it on the underside of the keyboard. Just painted it black.

hm you know where I can get decals printed that I could cure/adhere to a keyboard?

I wanna copy HPE's purple gray keycap keyboard scheme, but I want to add images of my champions from LoL using decals. I'd use an exacto knife to cut them out clean but I'd love to do something cool like that.(anyone can answer btw)
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In my eyes I think DIY cables are a bit too much trouble for those that are only looking to make one cable and might not have all the supplies for it on hand, I'd rather just pay a bit over $10 for a used one instead.

Either way aftermarket cables look great biggrin.gif

Not sure about used but new they are sold for quite a bit more than that. OTOH you can buy enough sleeving and heatshrink to sleeve several cables yourself for $10. As long as you own a heat gun/hair dryer and scissors, there really aren't any other supplies that are required.
     
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I wish I could use a ricky-ism for it, but it'd be against the TOS...lol
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am I the only one who dislikes CF vinyl, its a sticker... thats it. color me impressed when someone makes a full CF case.

( i guess i dislike it because i've worked with CF, Fiberglass, and similar materials )
to me its like putting a wood laminate flooring tile on a keyboard case and telling everyone its just as real as nubbs work.
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Do you want solid black? legended? or you can probably find a set of the QFR 'stealth' caps. if you want cheap front printed blacks.
WASD has blanks in several colors, banggood probably has some cheaper ones, but shipping can be hit or miss on time. ( some people a few days, some a few weeks )

Yeah, I actually bought these for the QFR Stealth I have, but I think these are only about 1/2 as tall as the keycaps on it, so I won't be able to mix the two.

I've been looking for front printed caps in different colors, I ordered a set of orange ones on eBay from a seller in Shanghai, China, but I haven't really been able to find any other front printed key caps. I think doing a black and orange keyboard will look pretty sweet though (since those are two of my favorite colors).

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am I the only one who dislikes CF vinyl, its a sticker... thats it. color me impressed when someone makes a full CF case.

( i guess i dislike it because i've worked with CF, Fiberglass, and similar materials )
to me its like putting a wood laminate flooring tile on a keyboard case and telling everyone its just as real as nubbs work.

No, I agree, I don't like the look of using vinyl at all, either on a keyboard or on a car.



EDIT:
Pretty stoked, just got this in my email...

Edited by WonderMutt - 12/17/13 at 11:58am
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am I the only one who dislikes CF vinyl, its a sticker... thats it. color me impressed when someone makes a full CF case.

( i guess i dislike it because i've worked with CF, Fiberglass, and similar materials )
to me its like putting a wood laminate flooring tile on a keyboard case and telling everyone its just as real as nubbs work.

I do kind of see your point, but It looks good, and that's the whole point right?

It's not like someones pretending that it's actually made out of carbon fiber tongue.gif
That would be lame.

Also, I'd imagine some of those wraps can be as much of a pain in the nads as actually painting it from what I've heard.
Depending on what the shape is you're wrapping of course.
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yeah, i'm don't want to come out as a hater, it does look like he did a good job on it, i don't see any bubbles or bad corners. And I know its not easy to shape it without messing it up. Though the CF look on something retro is kinda throwing me off a bit.

But most people on ocn slap a vinyl on something and call it CF, like kingpins 780ti, the news article said it was CF, evga jacob finally chimed in to say it was just a decorotavie sticker, or all the 'cf' cases, mice, and GPU coolers that plague this site.

or all the god forsaken rice rockets covered in the stuff, I guess its all the poorly done applications of vinyl that i've seen everywhere that have made it loose its charm with me.
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I do kind of see your point, but It looks good, and that's the whole point right?
It's not like someones pretending that it's actually made out of carbon fiber tongue.gif
That would be lame.
Also, I'd imagine some of those wraps can be as much of a pain in the nads as actually painting it from what I've heard.
Depending on what the shape is you're wrapping of course.
It was a pain in the ass. I didn't want a sloppy look, so I took my time. Painting it would have been an easier route. But I wanted something different.
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yeah, i'm don't want to come out as a hater, it does look like he did a good job on it, i don't see any bubbles or bad corners. And I know its not easy to shape it without messing it up. Though the CF look on something retro is kinda throwing me off a bit.
But most people on ocn slap a vinyl on something and call it CF, like kingpins 780ti, the news article said it was CF, evga jacob finally chimed in to say it was just a decorotavie sticker, or all the 'cf' cases, mice, and GPU coolers that plague this site.
or all the god forsaken rice rockets covered in the stuff, I guess its all the poorly done applications of vinyl that i've seen everywhere that have made it loose its charm with me.
No worries. I can agree with you on some points. Too much vilyn and not applied properly looks sloopy. That's why I took my time with it and made sure everything lined up and the corners were clean. To be honest, half way through it, I almost gave up because it was harder than I imagined. The look might clash because of the dated keycaps, but to me, it looks neat and different. I have another AT101W sitting in a box that's in pretty bad shape. Might clean it up and see what I can do with it.....or give it away. thumb.gif
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am I the only one who dislikes CF vinyl, its a sticker... thats it. color me impressed when someone makes a full CF case.

( i guess i dislike it because i've worked with CF, Fiberglass, and similar materials )
to me its like putting a wood laminate flooring tile on a keyboard case and telling everyone its just as real as nubbs work.

I agree, though the 3M automotive-grade vinyl looks much better, and is of better quality. However, for the purpose of a keyboard, it would be much harder to work with in those smaller crevices.

HOWEVER, I am very glad I went with Satin Black over Flat Black. That small amount of 'glisten' it has to it is a very nice touch. I did about 3-4 medium to light coats and fortunately didn't trap any (or very very little) in the paint. Surprising that I was able to achieve this outside; it's about 60 F here, dry, and mild winds.

Also, thanks again for the steps Jixr. How long do you usually let yours cure/set? Also, have any of yours experienced any fading? I don't feel the need to add a clear coat, yet, though I want to do that last if anything, but I will let it sit for 2 or 3 days before I make any final decisions.

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I'm very surprised how well this picture turned out. HDR FTW.
 
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