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Offline Nerif

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How to make my keycaps blank?
« on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 07:07:31 »
Hello everyone.
Recently I've got Roccat Ryos mechanical keyboard for 10$ and I really like to type on it. And I want to modify it a little bit. So I thought that it would be a nice idea to make the keycaps blank, but I don't know how to make it. Does anybody know how to do it?

Here's the photos of the stock keycap.
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Offline Faceman76

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 07:33:48 »
Buy blanks off of Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKFPYZB?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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Offline Leopard223

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 08:00:02 »
The keyboard is backlit but the keycap doesn't seem to be double shot but rather printed? doesn't make sense to me but you could try polishing the printing.

Offline Nerif

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 08:11:02 »
The keyboard is backlit but the keycap doesn't seem to be double shot but rather printed? doesn't make sense to me but you could try polishing the printing.

This is a non-backlit version of the keyboard
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Offline Nerif

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 08:12:28 »
The keyboard is backlit but the keycap doesn't seem to be double shot but rather printed? doesn't make sense to me but you could try polishing the printing.

How can I do this?
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Offline Leslieann

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 08:22:58 »
On pad printing, legends will usually scrape off with a fingernail.
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Offline Handke

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 13 January 2022, 08:24:58 »
Sand paper or sandblast

Offline Leslieann

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 14 January 2022, 08:37:45 »
Sandpaper can work, but also destroy the finish.
Sandblasting can remove the paint, but also re-texture the cap or even blast holes in your fingers or keycaps. Plus, you need access to a sandblaster.
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Offline lakeboredom

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 17 January 2022, 02:51:30 »
Just get a buffing attachment for your drill, with rubbing compound.

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Re: How to make my keycaps blank?
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 17 January 2022, 03:11:51 »
I have a feeling that doing such work on caps from $10 keyboard is too much.
I would suggest just buy blank caps online.
Unless you like manual work, then yeah, dremel would do the work with some buffing bit, but it may be hard to keep consistency on all caps.
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