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Offline jcoffin1981

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Modifying keycaps- J F bumps
« on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 23:18:43 »
I am searching for a set of new keycaps as I find very few stock ones satisfactory.  I am looking for preferably cherry profile, but will entertain DSA or XDA.  I have found more than half a dozen sets that I am set to pull the trigger on, but none of them homing bumps on the F or J keys.  This is a deal breaker for me.  However, if that is the case then I don't buy anything.  Has anyone had any success modifying their keycaps, maybe a technique involving a little glue?  I'm not really trying to permanently drill or mod.  Not sure why this is the trend now.  Is this common with non-OEM sets?
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Offline Faceman76

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Re: Modifying keycaps- J F bumps
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 04:03:47 »
What sets are you looking at?  The last few I've purchased had homing caps. 

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Offline jamster

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Re: Modifying keycaps- J F bumps
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 04:44:41 »
I have this for adding bumps to blank caps. It's out of stock, so more an indicator of what to look for than a "buy this now" recommendation.

It stays in place well, but can be removed cleanly. Far less faff than the only other options I can think of (hot glue or Surgru.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IIP4ZHI


Offline jcoffin1981

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Re: Modifying keycaps- J F bumps
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 21:13:38 »
I have this for adding bumps to blank caps. It's out of stock, so more an indicator of what to look for than a "buy this now" recommendation.

It stays in place well, but can be removed cleanly. Far less faff than the only other options I can think of (hot glue or Surgru.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IIP4ZHI

That is absolutely perfect!
KPB V60 Gateron Browns and Leopold Keycaps.  Poker 3 with Gateron Browns and Poker keycaps.  Poker 3 with Cherry MX Browns, ABS keycaps and white LED's.

Leopold FC660M- my new favorite, right out of the box.

Offline jcoffin1981

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Re: Modifying keycaps- J F bumps
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 05:10:25 »
I'm gonna stick with the Cherry profile caps.  Does anyone have any input/feedback as to which is a better choice- Novelkeys vs ePBT vs other?  There are just so few keycap reviews out there.  I like a thick keycap and rough texture. To me this is more important than aesthetics.

https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/keycaps/products/pbt-pbow
https://divinikey.com/collections/keycap-sets/products/enjoypbt-gray-japanese-keycap-set-dye-sub-pbt
KPB V60 Gateron Browns and Leopold Keycaps.  Poker 3 with Gateron Browns and Poker keycaps.  Poker 3 with Cherry MX Browns, ABS keycaps and white LED's.

Leopold FC660M- my new favorite, right out of the box.

Offline see

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Re: Modifying keycaps- J F bumps
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 09:55:02 »
I'm gonna stick with the Cherry profile caps.  Does anyone have any input/feedback as to which is a better choice- Novelkeys vs ePBT vs other?  There are just so few keycap reviews out there.  I like a thick keycap and rough texture. To me this is more important than aesthetics.

https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/keycaps/products/pbt-pbow
https://divinikey.com/collections/keycap-sets/products/enjoypbt-gray-japanese-keycap-set-dye-sub-pbt

Novelkeys are fairly decent PBT (their manufacturer in China is known for good value stuff)

Would recommend you get the ePBT stuff off Taobao but I think these are before they started making the revisions to their molds that balanced out the warp issues, and it is kbdfans so it's being sold at a large markup... but eh. I think I'd stick with the Novelkeys set if you don't mind the colors


Offline jcoffin1981

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Re: Modifying keycaps- J F bumps
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 19 June 2021, 03:48:05 »
Novelkeys ended up selling out.  I purchased ePBT Gray Japanese Cherry Profile for $99-  with the homing bumps. :thumb:
KPB V60 Gateron Browns and Leopold Keycaps.  Poker 3 with Gateron Browns and Poker keycaps.  Poker 3 with Cherry MX Browns, ABS keycaps and white LED's.

Leopold FC660M- my new favorite, right out of the box.