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Offline BlueberryIsHere

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Is there a good way of lubing tactile switches?
« on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 07:48:59 »
Just want to make sure that I'm not going to ruin my switches. Thanks in advance.
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Offline Ranger_Trivette

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Re: Is there a good way of lubing tactile switches?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 08:13:39 »
disassebly the swtich.
lube the spring and all the plastic parts that create friction while moving.

use a thin brush and a proper lobe :)

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Offline Volny

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Re: Is there a good way of lubing tactile switches?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 08:16:27 »
Yeah, look on YouTube. Eg. JUJU or Taeha's guides. The main thing is to avoid the metal leaf and the little knub on the stem that hits it.

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Re: Is there a good way of lubing tactile switches?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 08:25:35 »
disassebly the swtich.
lube the spring and all the plastic parts that create friction while moving.

use a thin brush and a proper lobe :)

on youtube you can find thousands of videos ;)

Alright, thanks bro. Just wanted to confirm.
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Offline katotaka

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Re: Is there a good way of lubing tactile switches?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 10:28:07 »
IMO avoid the part that creates the bump

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Re: Is there a good way of lubing tactile switches?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 15:21:08 »
disassebly the swtich.
lube the spring and all the plastic parts that create friction while moving.

use a thin brush and a proper lobe :)

on youtube you can find thousands of videos ;)

Alright, thanks bro. Just wanted to confirm.

If you want to decrease tactility go ahead but, i would recommend just lubing the sides of the switch and the housing. Don't lube the switch leaf and the legs though.
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Offline chadrezzar

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Re: Is there a good way of lubing tactile switches?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 17:03:45 »
It just depends on your preference really. You can lube the legs aswell but it decreases tactility. Personally I lube the leaf&legs because I abhor ping of any kind(leaf ping, spring ping, you name it :) ) and I usually prefer my tactility on the milder side.
If you're not sure just grab a couple switches lube the legs&leafs and do a couple where you don't touch the legs&leaf. If you only have exactly the amount of switches needed for your board (and you end up disliking the milder tactility) you can either clean it or throw the "ruined" switches on some keys where you probably won't notice it(ie F6/F7/F8 or something).
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 June 2021, 17:08:52 by chadrezzar »