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I am actually going to ask for some pointers on some different types of paints and what not because I am new to modding mechanical keyboards.

Yeah man if you have any questions feel free to PM me or ask on here, there are some other skilled painters and modders in this thread as well.


Also, picked up my ipad today, but they were all out of the lightning to usb connectors, so i'll have to wait a bit before trying to use a mech keyboard with it.
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Oh, yeah then that is him, he has some great looking rapid's and did read his step by step modding mini guide about how he gave his QFR a certain look and I absolutely loved it. I am actually going to ask for some pointers on some different types of paints and what not because I am new to modding mechanical keyboards. At least I am new to modding keyboards in that manner, I am thinking about doing the same with my QFR but just a different color scheme from the one I saw him do, and I am thinking on either a dark red/burgundy and or a green/deep green. After the paint is done I was looking into possible pbt keycap replacements in a particular color like beige or off white maybe I will get the front printed white key caps I saw for sale. Or if I could find some light blues for a burgundy color case that would be a nice color scheme. tongue.gif too many options....I think I will actually find some key caps I like for it then I will decide what color to go with the case from there. Might be easier trying to match the case to the key caps I pick out.

Jixr is obviously the more experienced one here, but for the surface of the board, I'm very happy with how the Krylon Fusion turned out on the BWU OG. If mechanical boards were a bit cheaper, I'd love to make it into a modding startup.

On that same note, I have a question about the Rit dye I see people use for key caps. For the transparent/translucent keys I just got, would it leave their transparency/translucency in tact, or would it be a full coverage kind of thing?
 
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from what I understand ( i've never dyed caps ) clear/translucent ones wouldn't work out very well.

For best resutls i'd imagine you'd want to use white ABS caps. I've heard dying can be pretty hit or miss, so instead of ruining a set of caps i'd just rather go buy something that close to the color I wanted.
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Woooooaaah Woah you can used a mechanical keyboard with a iPad ? I am in desperate need of some news updates. I didn't know that at all. That is really cool especially if I don't feel like being at my p.c. and I can bring my tenkeyless mini with me that would be awesome...really awesommee.

In regards to part of the message that was addressed to me...I just wanted to say thanks a lot man, and I will most likely do just that because there is a lot I have yet to learn about modding mechanical keyboards that I can take all the advise I can get. Especially when it is from people that do sick paint jobs and are good at making easy instructions and also have more experience working with modding mechanical keyboards than myself. I currently am considering buying a rapid and having my friend work with me in teaching me how to swap the to ergo clears or jh blues, and then before putting it all together again I will probably customize the case by the process you used. I will pm you with questions and thanks thumb.gif
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from what I understand ( i've never dyed caps ) clear/translucent ones wouldn't work out very well.

For best resutls i'd imagine you'd want to use white ABS caps. I've heard dying can be pretty hit or miss, so instead of ruining a set of caps i'd just rather go buy something that close to the color I wanted.

Most dye jobs that I see turn out the best are PBT. I don't think ABS holds up to the higher water temps you need to hit all that well.
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Woooooaaah Woah you can used a mechanical keyboard with a iPad ? I am in desperate need of some news updates. I didn't know that at all. That is really cool especially if I don't feel like being at my p.c. and I can bring my tenkeyless mini with me that would be awesome...really awesommee.

Thats my goal.

I've seen people connect regular USB keyboards to Ipads via the camera connection kit, but i'm not sure about mechanicals.


The issue is the ipads can only provide so much power over its lightning connector, that some usb items that take a good bit of power won't work. Though it does seem if you used a powered usb hub then nearly anything would work.
This is my first ipad so i'm still playing around with it and seeing what all I can do with it.

I don't know if a non backlit mech requires any more power than a standard keyboard, but i'll find out.

The apple store and frys didn't have any of the connector kits, i'll try a best buy tomorrow to see what I can find.
My goal would be to have a mini-laptop thing, find me a 60% keyboard with mx blues or greens, and have it with an ipad, that would be perfect for me. I'd love a macbook air, but the small screen resolution would bother me, and I don't need the processing power of it. I should be able to do 90% of what I would do on a laptop if i had one on an ipad.

Since my desktop is speced out I typically do all my serious work on it.
Edited by Jixr - 12/22/13 at 4:49pm
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I would think that a normal cherry mechanical keyboard consumes no more than your average rubber dome, and I mean hell there is some rubber dome with tons of backlit options as well with displaying things from your pc like framerates... I cannot imagine a simple mechanical keyboard with just the basics to work would consume more power than that. Like a poker 2 or a pure pro? or just a normal tenkeyless mechanical kb? Also I think as long as your are not trying to bring a corsair k95....lol you should be fine I would say, lol k 95 must be a very uncomfortable keyboard for someone like me who uses a keyboard tray lol. I am all about tenkeyless 80% to 60% boards just because of space and overall comfort while using mouse and gaming.
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oooo I wonder if a topre switch keyboard would use much more than the standard I have a feeling it might use a little bit just because how the switches work I would assume. I would love to use my Leopold fc660c with me on a tablet or ipad.... I need know how it works out keep me post Jixr
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k95 is garbage, i took mine back lol.

But yes, tomorrow i'll go to a different store and try to find one fo those camera connection kits, and then I'll see how it woks.

In theory, It should work just fine, but you'll never know until you try it.
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Most dye jobs that I see turn out the best are PBT. I don't think ABS holds up to the higher water temps you need to hit all that well.

From what I have read about cleaning old Lego parts, you can use hot water as long as it's below 80C, since that's when ABS starts to melt. Not sure about other kinds of plastic, other than PVC and CPVC which burn, not melt, when attacked with a Dremel.
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