Not to hijack my own thread, but anything that can be taken off of the car can be made from carbon fibre really. If you are in Aus I have put up a thread on mx5cartalk.com asking what parts people would like, but I am mainly after NA parts, as that is what I have, unless i get enough interest in other parts that i cant use, like for an NB, as I am doing this not for profit, but for access to parts, which also means minimal cost.
Back on topic now!
I was originally thinking spacebar as a single, because it is large and would look awesome in CF, but I would only be able to sell one per person really, which would then require heaps of interest to justify making hundreds or so. However if people were willing to get an entire row, or even use the same key for all four arrow keys, or even the same keys over the digits on the numpad then a larger amount would be fine to make. But if there is enough interest then spacebars and another single could be done. I am not sure about other boards, but on my ducky 9008 the entire lower row is the same key except for the spacebar.
I am just rambling on now, so more suggestions would be great. But the idea of an entire set seem very unlikely.
I would also like to know what kind of prices people would be willing to pay for say an esc, or a spacebar, or in the unlikely event, an entire set. Dont be afraid to suggest a price out of fear of over/undershooting it, or getting stuck with a large price because you said so. I just want to see what kind of money people would pay so I can tell my friend that people would be serious about this. Before I mentioned this to him he didnt even know what a mech board was, or that people customise them. I also dont think he realises just how big it is. In the end I would chargeclose to cost for this if it happens, as I am not after money, I just want some CF keys! keep in mind that this is real carbon vacuum bagged carbon fibre.
As far as samples go, I dont think I would be able to get some just as a sample, as this is not a keycap factory and the moulds would have to be made before anything else can be done. This means if I want samples I would have to pay for it all to be done, and I dont think they would have interest in only making 10 or so. But if the numbers are there then I can talk to Iggy some more about them on Friday and see what can be done. But rough nimbers and prices people may be willing to pay would be great before then.
I am being serious about this now, so i would appreciate if others would too, so please dont say that you would pay 10 for a key and get 15 sets, then say you changed your mind when i have two thousand keys sitting on my desk.