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What's the best way to clean the oil off keycaps? I have blank keys and it's really noticeable for some keys (wasd cluster, home row).

Throw the keycaps in a large glass cup with some warm water and 5 or 6 denture cleaner tabs. Once they're done soaking in the denture cleaner tab bath, throw them in a pillow case....tie the case in a knot then put in the dryer on low low heat for 20 minutes.

I clean a ton of old (early 1990s...late 1980s) keycaps and it works like a charm and is incredibly quick.

I'll try this someday when my keyboard is shinier than a mirror.

In the meanwhile, can I just wipe my keys with something?
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Turn over keyboard and shake.

Then wipe with old tshirt and simple green.

http://imgur.com/a/AqhIZ#0
Edited by ripster - 10/20/12 at 4:34pm
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Turn over keyboard and shake.

Then wipe with old tshirt and simple green.

http://imgur.com/a/AqhIZ#0

Why do I have to lube up the keyboard?
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Throw the keycaps in a large glass cup with some warm water and 5 or 6 denture cleaner tabs. Once they're done soaking in the denture cleaner tab bath, throw them in a pillow case....tie the case in a knot then put in the dryer on low low heat for 20 minutes.
I clean a ton of old (early 1990s...late 1980s) keycaps and it works like a charm and is incredibly quick.

I've tried this method the other day, read about it on another board and I can honestly say the keys look as good as new.
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Turn over keyboard and shake.

Then wipe with old tshirt and simple green.

http://imgur.com/a/AqhIZ#0

Why do I have to lube up the keyboard?

You don't. I was just giving you the quick and dirty method. The cleaning guide when it's finished will include the contents from this classic OCN post and the lubing section is for AFTER a solvent bath.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1255538/help-broken-my-qpad-mechanical-keyboard-after-spill#post_17215757
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Playing typing games is really fun on a mechanical keyboard biggrin.gif

Good practice to get used to different switches too.
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What do you guys use for lubricant on squeeky stablizers? My backspace is really squeeky, and the internetz says not to use Vaseline, so I have no idea what to use...
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What do you guys use for lubricant on squeeky stablizers? My backspace is really squeeky, and the internetz says not to use Vaseline, so I have no idea what to use...

 

White Lithium Grease.

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What do you guys use for lubricant on squeeky stablizers? My backspace is really squeeky, and the internetz says not to use Vaseline, so I have no idea what to use...

Silicone grease.
    
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Blue alps are considered to be among the best alps....if they ever pop up on ebay they always go fast. I say buy it if it has blue alps. If you don't like it, sell it to me! thumb.gif

great to know, thank you!
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