Hey guys, I told you about me trying to dye my keycaps legend last week. Here's an update.
So I got me a Rit dye/tint Black($2.50 @StaterBros.), homemade keycap puller(read about it in forum and decided to make one for myself) using 2 paperclip, keyring, and a longnose.
Here's how I made my homemade keycap puller: things you need: straightened paperclip, keyring, and a longnose.
Take one key ex: ESC key and use it as a guide to bend the paperclip like this. Try to get both ends the same length as close as you can, if it came out uneven use the cutter on your longnose, if it has one, to cut the paperclip ends at the same length.
Do the following for the paperclip endings.
You should have something like this.
Then put both in the keyring till you have something like this.
Here's a still image of the homemade keycap puller in action.
I tried dyeing my ESC key using the laziest way, microwaved water and it look something like this.
At first, I tried applying a drop of the dye on the key, but it failed. Then I tried dipping the ESC key face down in the cup, but apparently the hot water turned out cold in 5 minutes in this cold weather. The dye instruction says use boiling water and let it soak, but I didn't too lazy to do it tonight.
So my ESC key after attempting to dye it using the lazy method looks like this.
I'll try to do the right way of dyeing tomorrow.
Btw, my WASD keys are still clean, cuz i use gloves when using it lol.
I'll also include this in my first post.Edited by YanYan001 - 3/22/11 at 9:50pm