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Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 12:06:57 »
maybe at the next keycon someone can do a presentation on retrobrite............

proper method, products, approach for restoring a yellowed board and caps?

it's a topic that seems to never go away
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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 12:17:08 »
I think this is a good idea.   :thumb:

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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 12:55:46 »
We really should be planning the next Keycon.
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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 15:01:17 »
A presentation on retrobrite would have been really cool. I've never done it and I'm leary about chemicals and plastics..

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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 15:05:39 »
A presentation on retrobrite would have been really cool. I've never done it and I'm leary about chemicals and plastics..

You just have to know what chemicals a given plastic is soluble in.  And then don't put it in that chemical.  xD

I was going to touch on that briefly in my presentation.   :p

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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 17:20:53 »
brad mentioned that he needs to start planning for spring keycon midwest. i agree, and will be there as usual to help. we had some definitely avoidable technical difficulties at this keycon that we should very much squash before the next one.

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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 17:22:19 »
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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 14 July 2014, 20:48:45 »
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better plan it quick, I'm in Montreal august ;)
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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 15 July 2014, 00:14:32 »
maybe at the next keycon someone can do a presentation on retrobrite............

proper method, products, approach for restoring a yellowed board and caps?

it's a topic that seems to never go away

That would be hard to do since everyone seems to have their own recipe and preferred way of doing it.  For example, I do straight peroxide, no oxy, to avoid bloom. 

This talk should also be prefaced with a talk with what retrobrighting does to plastic and how it damages it, so do at your own risk.

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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 15 July 2014, 00:15:37 »
maybe at the next keycon someone can do a presentation on retrobrite............

proper method, products, approach for restoring a yellowed board and caps?

it's a topic that seems to never go away

That would be hard to do since everyone seems to have their own recipe and preferred way of doing it.  For example, I do straight peroxide, no oxy, to avoid bloom. 

This talk should also be prefaced with a talk with what retrobrighting does to plastic and how it damages it, so do at your own risk.

Could get one yellow keyboard, divide the keycaps between all the competitors, and see whose method works the best.
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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 September 2014, 20:43:54 »
If its not sunny then someone could use a uv light.  :p

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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 14 September 2014, 00:57:59 »
I think this would be a great presentation at the next 'Con.  Some great visuals would be examples of caps done with varying popular recipes and have some examples of bloom, as I have no idea what exactly this is.
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Re: Next Keycon- Presentation on Retrobrite
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 12 November 2014, 09:37:53 »
What about demonstrations on making keycaps using CAD programs and a little bit of info about the protocol for using 3D printers especially on tolerance and how it affects cost! I would but I don't know if anyone else knows more than me :P I'm sure they do. I mention this because I'm ok with using Inventor and it's pretty intuitive, but I can't seem to be able to make organic shapes, only linear.
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