Originally Posted by grishkathefool
does the dye bond well enough so as to not stain your fingers or wear off from excessive WASD usage?
It will never wear out, it's permanent.
Originally Posted by StretchNuts
another old trick of the r/c hobby bleeding over to computers
Another note, you will get deeper, and sometimes darker colors if you leave the parts in longer. Also you can use those large disposable "turkey pans" an bake them in the oven if your oven will allow you to drop down to about 90*F. Multiple short soakings work best, with a rinse after each one, to make sure the color is what you want before it gets too dark.
The problem is that ABS plastic which most keyboards are made of (one notable exception being the IBM Model M which uses PVC) will deform very easily if it's too hot or you leave them in too long. So you always
want to do multiple short baths, or your keyboard might end up unusable.
Edit: Here, look at what happened to the spacebar and arrow keys during my first ever dye attempt:
Edited by Manyak - 8/2/09 at 6:17pm