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Offline Applet

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Yellow second generation SMK?
« on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 06:35:02 »
Hi,

I'm building a linear SMK board just for fun, so I've been looking around for SMK switches (and bought), but today I found these yellow switches:

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.20141001.3.2b977ed5yAUjBQ&id=585719969347&scm=1007.12144.95220.42296_0_0&pvid=2204318c-29d8-4063-924b-6e8fbf48af80&utparam=%7B%22x_hestia_source%22%3A%2242296%22%2C%22x_object_type%22%3A%22item%22%2C%22x_mt%22%3A0%2C%22x_src%22%3A%2242296%22%2C%22x_pos%22%3A3%2C%22x_pvid%22%3A%222204318c-29d8-4063-924b-6e8fbf48af80%22%2C%22x_object_id%22%3A585719969347%7D



 I can't seem to find any info on them. Do anyone here know?

EDIT:
Probably just the colors that's way off in the picture, and they are really orange?
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 June 2019, 07:16:57 by Applet »

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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 07:43:23 »
The opposite; they are orange and appear bleached. They're linears (quite nice).
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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 09:38:01 »
It takes a bit more time than other switches to get them open and back together, but I HIGHLY recommend lubing the stems and housings with 3204 trybosis.  Makes the switch feel phenomenally better.  I lubed the springs as well with 1514 oil.
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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 09:41:15 »
It takes a bit more time than other switches to get them open and back together, but I HIGHLY recommend lubing the stems and housings with 3204 trybosis.  Makes the switch feel phenomenally better.  I lubed the springs as well with 1514 oil.
Cool, I'll take the time to lube them then. Anything specific I should think about when lubing a SMK switch? (or specific spot)
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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 09:43:33 »
I did a very light coating on all of the stem. You’ll see the corners on the stem slider when you get it apart.  That’s what I focused on making sure to get.
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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 10:30:31 »
It takes a bit more time than other switches to get them open and back together, but I HIGHLY recommend lubing the stems and housings with 3204 trybosis.  Makes the switch feel phenomenally better.  I lubed the springs as well with 1514 oil.
Mine came factory-lubed (rather generously); did yours not? Oo
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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 10:31:42 »
It takes a bit more time than other switches to get them open and back together, but I HIGHLY recommend lubing the stems and housings with 3204 trybosis.  Makes the switch feel phenomenally better.  I lubed the springs as well with 1514 oil.
Mine came factory-lubed (rather generously); did yours not? Oo

Unfortunately mine were dry as a bone!  They were fairly terrible unlubed. 
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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 10:37:06 »
Mine were the normal red-orange linears and not this lighter color.  Maybe these all come lubed.  I hope so for your sake. You’ll definitely know by trying them out.  Mine were scratchier than cherry reds when I got them
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Re: Yellow second generation SMK?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 12 June 2019, 14:48:19 »
The ones I bought was actually the deep “normal” orange. I’ll update regarding smoothness stock when I get them.