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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 06:34 PM - Thread Starter
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How I make 100 teflon mouse feet for 10 bucks

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I usually hang out at /r/mousereview but this community seems nice too! Now to my way of making mouse feet and save money because I dont have to buy hyperglides every time I buy a new mouse.

The tool I use is a 8mm hole punch like this: Example amazon link

I find using 0.5mm teflon sheet works best. You have to be careful with the sensor height since changing that also changes the CPI. Thats the reason you should never remove the mouse foot - circle.Example link to ebay

In the past I used normal double sided tape but I found its not strong enough so I switched to using mounting tape. Like this


Dont do it like me and forget to put the tape un der the teflon sheet first. Then punch it out using a hammer.








To make the edges a bit rounder and the feet less scratchy, I put 1000 grit sandpaper on a towel and swipe my mouse over it in circles. This method allows the feet to sink in a bit so that the sandpaper gets to the edges.



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Neat. I'll have to give this a try on my old Logi G5.


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You can buy ptfe or UHMW tape with the adhesive already applied. As for the sandpaper, I'd suggest doing that on top of a soft mousepad, so you get a flatter surface than a towel, but still soft enough to round over the edges a bit.

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Quote: Originally Posted by TranquilTempest View Post
You can buy ptfe or UHMW tape with the adhesive already applied. As for the sandpaper, I'd suggest doing that on top of a soft mousepad, so you get a flatter surface than a towel, but still soft enough to round over the edges a bit.

The problem with PTFE tape sometimes is that its too rough or too thin. If its too thin the distance from mousepad to sensor changes, which increases/decreases the CPI
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The problem with PTFE tape sometimes is that its too rough or too thin. If its too thin the distance from mousepad to sensor changes, which increases/decreases the CPI
I use the tape over the original mouse feet to prolong their life. I haven't had a problem with the tape being too rough.

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I'd use PTFE tape too, if I didn't think it would be a hassle. Sure it's cheap, and you can replace the tape with new tape often because you have so much, but you have to worry about other stuff, too. Finding "tape" that's hard enough so that it doesn't bend, a thin but effective adhesive (if it doesn't already come with one), punching out the same shape every time, rounding the edges without cutting into the feet, sanding down the bottom of mice, thickness, the list goes on.

If I was gonna put custom feet on my mice, I'd want something with a bigger surface area than a hole punch; no less than the G Pro Wired feet. Thickness would have to be at least 0.8-1.0mm, and the edges would have to be beveled (most important part). Don't know how I would do that.

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