Author Topic: Lol Newb here..bought my Steelseries 7G keyboard a week ago, keys ALREADY fading!  (Read 4252 times)

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Offline Russ369

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Hi guys im new...

I just bought my Steelseries 7G keyboard and its great, first mechanical keyboard i've owned... Only problem is, after using it for about a week I noticed that the white paint off the letters is kind of fading to this greyish color... I read that this happens quite
often so im just wondering where might I purchase some key caps (full set) that won't fade... Preferably a site that ships to Canada

Thanks :)

Offline Human

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If want forever no fade, you have 3 options:
1. Doubleshots, it will only fade after you completely wore off the keycaps(which will take at least hundred years of use...)
2. Dye-sub, similar to doubleshots but as it is PBT keycaps, it will took you even a longer time to wear off the keycaps and fonts.
3. Black engraved keycaps, basically there is nothing for you to wear off on them.

BTW, try contact imsto if he got any lasered PBT keycaps replacement for you.


Offline TheProfosist

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if you want an exact fit for your 7g your going to have to pm qtan and have him get a fully compatible set off of taobao.

Offline Russ369

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Where do I find this qtan fellow?

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You can generally find him roaming your local forest late at night, make sure you don't bring a flashlight as they tend to scare him off.
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make sure you wear protection, when scared he tends to bite.
No, hes not around. How that sound to ya? Jot it down.

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Offline kikkobots

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hahahaha. i just ordered from qtan, hes a great guy.

Offline Benji

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Fading in one week. Is that even possible.
Can you return it?

Offline TheProfosist

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Lol Newb here..bought my Steelseries 7G keyboard a week ago, keys ALREADY fading!
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 00:28:24 »
And yes its possible I had one that faded that fast RMAed it and same thing happened. So, I just gave up and accepted it.

Offline Russ369

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Lol Newb here..bought my Steelseries 7G keyboard a week ago, keys ALREADY fading!
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 01:19:37 »
Quote from: ripster;469408
Technically it's not fading, just staining.

See the Key Ref Wiki above under Steelseries for 6 examples of this.  I just made this one the 7th.

Is there a way I can un-stain it? :(

Offline Russ369

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Lol Newb here..bought my Steelseries 7G keyboard a week ago, keys ALREADY fading!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 08:53:54 »
Wouldnt that just take off the white paint as well?

edit: nvm I tried and it didnt do anything... Sucks you would expect an expensive keyboard like this it would be coated with something...