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Salt is only needed for fabrics. I had better luck without it. The bottle has absolutely no instructions pertaining to plastics... Bringing the solution to a boil IS a protip, but from me, not the internet

Some fabrics actually are a plastic vcheez. Nylon for example.

But i still have yet to run across an acrylic set of undies. If anyone knows where I can grab a pair, let me know.
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Really love this. Except all the pictures of the OPs first post say bandwidth exceeded.
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Really love this. Except all the pictures of the OPs first post say bandwidth exceeded.
Try again
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I haven't read through all pages but I take it this wouldn't work with a pad printed keycap. does it leave any noticeable effects on ink or laser etch?
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I haven't read through all pages but I take it this wouldn't work with a pad printed keycap. does it leave any noticeable effects on ink or laser etch?
The type of printing used is irrelevant. As long as the letters are black then they will stay black.
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I wouldn't try it on pad printed keycaps.


Edited by lmnop - 11/30/09 at 1:07am
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post #107 of 189
You have a really dirty keyboard lol.

But yeah on that key you will either see no effect at all or the lettering will end up dyed.

And yes, generally speaking it does work on pad printed keys. Like I said, as long as the text is black nothing will happen. The Cherry ML-4100 VCheez used is pad printed, just take a look at it's pics.
Edited by Manyak - 11/30/09 at 1:11am
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post #108 of 189
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You have a really dirty keyboard lol.

But yeah on that key you will either see no effect at all or the lettering will end up dyed.
ripster took that picture. pad printed is usually used on cheaper keyboards. my Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 is pad printed and took only a couple weeks to reveal the "decal"

here is a picture comparing different printing styles.

pad printed, laser etched, sub-dye and double shot.


Edited by lmnop - 11/30/09 at 1:15am
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post #109 of 189
Wow!, i think ill try this for a laugh
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ripster took that picture. pad printed is usually used on cheaper keyboards. my Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 is pad printed and took only a couple weeks to reveal the "decal"
lol, well he's got a dirty keyboard then

But yeah, like I edited into the last post after you quoted, the Cherry ML-4100 is pad printed and there should be some pics of it somewhere in this thread. You can see that it works just fine.
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