First attempt at soldering anything with a PCB involved. Bought a Hakko FX-888 soldering iron and 808 desoldering gun. Always wanted a proper soldering iron.
Read some soldering guides online and at eevblog and it turned out to be much easier than I thought. Lead free solder Filco used was a bit of a PITA to desolder. Had to have the iron at almost 750 degrees to get it to melt.
Only time consuming part was opening up every switch to remove the unnecessary diodes (got switches from donor G80-8113).
Did it over a few nights. First one switch to ensure it would work....then 5....etc.....and tonight about 30 or so to finish it off!
Used a grey for the spacebar. Not sure if I'll keep it.
Swapped out the red LEDs for blue ones also (was a black Majestouch with red LEDs).