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I made a guide on TeamLiquid.net and heavily linked this guide. Hope my thread on TL is appreciated as I try and spread the word on Mechanical keyboards.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=260143
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I bought the carbon film, it should arrive within two weeks tops smile.gif
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;15167090 
Hey guys, I have a quick question. I remember Epic Pie put Carbon Fiber Vinyl Film on his mouse and keyboard and it actually looked really nice / cool.

Since I literally hate the glossy finish on my Das S Ultimate, would you say it'd be okay to go ahead and add it to my keyboard? I think it would be a really cool addition to my keyboard and would help avoid the disgusting fingerprints and stuff.

Here's a link to the material, it's really cheap! What do you guys think?
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;15167226 
Very awesome! Do you think 1x quantity would be enough to do the entire keyboard? I'm bad with measurements.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;15167520 
Very cool, I'll get to ordering ;D

i figured i would throw in my 2 cents since i have actual experience with using the tape... i think you will have a really hard time applying the tape to every key (unless you are just putting the tape on the finger tip area.) it's tricky stuff to work with.
but don't get it off ebay! that store is in hong kong! and is probably Shh*t to work with... the stuff you want is high quality tape, 3M brand! otherwise, the film will just peel off and you will have nothing but a sticky mess!
check these guys out!
http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com/ http://www.carbonfibergear.com/

that's where i got my film from.. and a few other cool items they have for sale.
Edited by MrSleepin - 10/3/11 at 7:10pm
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Originally Posted by MrSleepin;15167904 
i figured i would throw in my 2 cents since i have actual experience with using the tape... i think you will have a really hard time applying the tape to every key (unless you are just putting the tape on the finger tip area. it's tricky stuff to work with.
but don't get it off ebay! that store is in hong kong! and is probably Shh*t to work with... the stuff you want is high quality tape, 3M brand! otherwise, the film will just peel off and you will have nothing but a sticky mess!
check these guys out!
http://www.carbonfibergear.com/

that's where i got my film from.. and a few other cool items they have for sale.

Ah, too late my friend, already ordered and such! Thanks, though. And I'm not applying it to every key, just the glossy finish.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;15167919 
Ah, too late my friend, already ordered and such! Thanks, though. And I'm not applying it to every key, just the glossy finish.

how do you plan on applying it? i think the best idea would be to remove all the keys, then use an exacto knife and very carefully cut away the key areas. also 5" might be too narrow... you should have gotten at least 8" wide.
oh well...
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000;15131273 
What color/s?

I went with red and blue, I like it tongue.gif.

Here are my new caps:

TgWwl.jpg

Vmyxb.jpg

Going to sell the red and black ones.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 10/3/11 at 10:39pm
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Love the space bar tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive;15169807 
Here are my new caps:


Going to sell the red and black ones.

Those are pretty cool, I really like the symbols you chose. I don't quite understand how you chose which caps are different colors though tongue.gif. Seems kinda random.
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The white caps are the ones I use for gaming, they also divide the board so I can see the location of the letters in low light. The dark grey keys are used less then the whites and the black keys are for modifiers and contrast. The white letter keys and white F keys are used the most and are easy to read and locate.

The pattern is purposely designed to look random, but each color has a purpose that makes typing easier.
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Not a touch typist.
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Okay everybody, I have been the deliriously happy owner of a Cherry MX-brown Das keyboard for about two months now and I just got around to putting some pics in here and joining the clickiest and most clackiest club on OCN biggrin.gif.

Admittedly I need a full desk shot, but consider the attached picture a self-indulgent close up placeholder tongue.gif.

I love this keyboard, I don't know how I lived without it! My girlfriend fell in love with it too when I bought it, and was bashing away at Cherry MX-Blue Das a week after I got mine. I am ever so slightly jealous of her incessant clicking, hehe.
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