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Offline /jayemhaitch

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Good prelubed switches?
« on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 10:37:02 »
Hey all, thanks for looking!

Anyone know of a good place to order prelubed switches? I知 building a keyboard for my son and would love to skip that part ;D . For reference he値l probably like either Cherry brown or reds. Still waiting on the tester to arrive for him to try em out.

Offline Leopard223

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 13:29:59 »
There's the Silk Milkshake Switches by NovelKeys, I dont know how they perform but they come prelubed with 205g0, probably not as good as manual lubing with 205g0 but I'd guess you can't go better than that, and I think they're the same wight as the Cherry reds, there's also the Aqua king by Everglide which got very good feedback and also came prelubed (IDK with what).

Alternativly you can go the extra mile and buy second hand lubed switches, or get what you want and pay someone to manual lube them.

Offline /jayemhaitch

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 17:52:05 »
There's the Silk Milkshake Switches by NovelKeys, I dont know how they perform but they come prelubed with 205g0, probably not as good as manual lubing with 205g0 but I'd guess you can't go better than that, and I think they're the same wight as the Cherry reds, there's also the Aqua king by Everglide which got very good feedback and also came prelubed (IDK with what).

Alternativly you can go the extra mile and buy second hand lubed switches, or get what you want and pay someone to manual lube them.

Cool. Thanks for the tips. I値l search on those!

Offline retoid

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 19:07:37 »
This is a pretty decent place with good prices and nice selection: https://loobedswitches.com/

Offline /jayemhaitch

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 21:21:58 »
This is a pretty decent place with good prices and nice selection: https://loobedswitches.com/

Hey thanks, this one looks good too. I致e yet to find prelubed Cherries tho that support back lights tho. I知 wondering if I should stray from Cherry but I壇 like to start him off with that.

Offline HungerMechanic

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 23:18:14 »
If you want the equivalent of pre-lubed MX Browns that are allegedly better than Cherry Browns, there's a switch called Pewter, although it isn't cheap.

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 05:31:08 »
Hey all, thanks for looking!

Anyone know of a good place to order prelubed switches? I知 building a keyboard for my son and would love to skip that part ;D . For reference he値l probably like either Cherry brown or reds. Still waiting on the tester to arrive for him to try em out.
Unless specified pretty much every switch is pre-lubed it's just that some are lubed better than others.
Boutique switches such as Zeal will be lubed better than something like Cherry.

Why not lube switches yourself or put your son to work lubing them? It's not a difficult process, just tedious and will make him part of the process and make it feel more like his keyboard, something he earned.
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Offline Engedi_

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 15:23:53 »
I think the Boba U4Ts have some lube on it, but some even recommend using it stock and not apply any lube.
I'm using mine stock and there are no pings or scratchiness at all.

Offline /jayemhaitch

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 20:34:01 »
Hey all, thanks for looking!

Anyone know of a good place to order prelubed switches? I知 building a keyboard for my son and would love to skip that part ;D . For reference he値l probably like either Cherry brown or reds. Still waiting on the tester to arrive for him to try em out.
Unless specified pretty much every switch is pre-lubed it's just that some are lubed better than others.
Boutique switches such as Zeal will be lubed better than something like Cherry.

Normally he would work for it a bit more but I知 gifting him so I want it complete with no setup. If wants to try another switch he can lube them himself!

Why not lube switches yourself or put your son to work lubing them? It's not a difficult process, just tedious and will make him part of the process and make it feel more like his keyboard, something he earned.

Offline boyerelouise

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 02:55:04 »
Hey all, thanks for looking!

Anyone know of a good place to order prelubed switches? I知 building a keyboard for my son and would love to skip that part ;D . For reference he値l probably like either Cherry brown or reds. Still waiting on the tester to arrive for him to try em out.
I have found this website https://www.ashkeebs.com/
It's quite good although the price is a little bit high
 

Offline HungerMechanic

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 20:04:13 »
That's a good site, but it's in Canada like me.

You might want to go to the reddit for mechanical keyboards and look up services being offered by U.S. providers, if you are located in the United States. There are many people offering that in the U.S., and you can also find out on Discord.

Offline LoobedSwitches

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Re: Good prelubed switches?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 14:52:06 »