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Offline FerretBuster

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Where can I get a blank red esc key?
« on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 03:24:33 »
Hey guys I am about to order a filco with cherry mx blues, but I would like to get the red esc keycap like in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FGdUTYP2kc
I looked on elitekeyboards.com and their esc keycap pair seems to be for a leopold. Does anyone know where I can get one specifically for a filco? or is the leo one the same? (I want it to be the same red colour)

Bear in mind that I am from the UK.

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Offline HWI

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Where can I get a blank red esc key?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 03:33:02 »
Leopolds use Cherry MX switches just like your Filco, the esc keycaps are interchangeable.
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Offline whiskerBox

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 08:28:07 »
Signature plastics has double shot red esc for around the same price if not cheaper then the ones sold through EK
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Offline alaricljs

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Where can I get a blank red esc key?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 08:53:16 »
Quote from: whiskerBox;457329
Signature plastics has double shot red esc for around the same price if not cheaper then the ones sold through EK


Doubleshot blanks?  ;)  

I happen to have a Leopold/EK Esc next to a Filco Esc (both labelled so you don't want em...)   The Filco is a distinctly darker shade of red.  To make things interesting I pulled out my Ducky PBT box which included a couple red ABS Esc's  and they are the same shade of red as the Filco.
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Offline whiskerBox

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 09:25:28 »
Oops by bad I didn't read the BLANK part
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Offline bavman

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Where can I get a blank red esc key?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 09:30:28 »
Filco and leopold have the same key profiles so the one from EK will fit well. Wasdkeyboards also sells individual keycaps: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/individual-blank-keycaps/row-4-size-1x1-cherry-mx-keycap.html

Its $1 plus whatever shipping to the uk would be...i think $1.55, free if you order $10+ would or stuff from them.

Offline TheProfosist

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Where can I get a blank red esc key?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 19:44:05 »
WASDs red isnt exactly red more of a red-orange. I have a set of letter and blank from EK I would be willing to sell.

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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 22 November 2011, 23:20:28 »
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Oops by bad I didn't read the BLANK part


LOL what? They do exist. Though, it is like Captain Obvious much...
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Offline absfac

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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 27 November 2011, 12:19:56 »
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WASDs red isnt exactly red more of a red-orange. I have a set of letter and blank from EK I would be willing to sell.

Yep, a sample photo linked from this thread:
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?22950-color-comparison-wasdkeyboards-red-vs-elitekeyboards-red-(cherry-mx-caps)

Still a pretty nice red.  Just depends what you're looking for.