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Offline Rafen

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« on: Fri, 23 September 2011, 12:07:18 »
I'm looking to find key caps for a HHKB pro 2. I would love to be able to find some red ones. Elite keyboards only sells white and black. Can anyone help me?

Thanks

P.S. Don't wanna spend more than $100 USD unless I have don't have any other choice.

Offline hcry4

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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 23 September 2011, 12:14:29 »
You might want to PM jrockroll to see if he still has any left.

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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 23 September 2011, 12:46:17 »
Thanks a lot, I will PM him. Also if anyone else knows of any that are for sale let me know.

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« Reply #3 on: Fri, 23 September 2011, 14:38:23 »
There's also the option of RIT dying white keys.  HHKB caps in particular take dye well and look fantastic:





There are a couple of articles in the mod subforum that describe how.

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 23 September 2011, 16:50:30 »
I don't think I feel that comfortable dying keys that cost that much money.

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 23 September 2011, 16:58:13 »
*shrug*

Offline tsangan

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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 24 September 2011, 11:56:12 »
I wonder if I can commission someone that has experience with this to dye some keys for me, keys will be provided of course.

I don't trust myself doing it myself lol
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Offline ironman31

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 24 September 2011, 23:09:28 »
I'd do it in a heartbeat, as long as they had a guarantee they wouldn't **** up my caps
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Offline hashbaz

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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 24 September 2011, 23:26:52 »
I have no actual experience dying key caps (yet), but out of curiosity, what would you be willing to pay someone to dye a full set?  Assume there was a replacement guarantee for melted/lost/botched/etc. caps.

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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 24 September 2011, 23:56:20 »
the heartbeat thing was sort of kidding. I wouldn't pay that Much for keycaps at the moment. Sorry for the confusion.
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Logitech G500, Evoluent VerticalMouse 3, Logitech G5, CST 2545W, Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball, Logitech M570, Logitech MX revolution


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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 30 September 2011, 12:51:09 »
Quote from: hashbaz;421004
I have no actual experience dying key caps (yet), but out of curiosity, what would you be willing to pay someone to dye a full set?  Assume there was a replacement guarantee for melted/lost/botched/etc. caps.
I don't know what would be fair, since I don't know the cost of the materials + how much time it takes for the person either.

But I am willing to a pay a reasonable amount, I would probably buy a brand new blank white/grey set and have the whole thing done similar to the 2nd pick you linked
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