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Offline viasacra89

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Cleaning keycaps
« on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 01:49:27 »
Hey GH, I was wondering how you guys clean your keycaps.  I have a filco majestouch 2, which i think is abs, and some random pbt caps.
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Offline Glissant

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Re: Cleaning keycaps
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 02:22:45 »
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Re: Cleaning keycaps
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 02:27:09 »
I just use warm water and a tiny bit of soap. Then hand dry each key wiping off the top of the key with a bit more force
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Offline 486

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Re: Cleaning keycaps
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 03:01:38 »
Originally I used ammonia and/or Jif to clean my keys.
I then moved to detergent and hot water.
But I now use denture cleaning tabs.
I find the tabs work very well.
Get some hot tap water and about 5-6 tabs and let them dissolve. Place keys in and leave for about 3-4 hours.
Wash after with clean water and dry.
« Last Edit: Sun, 29 July 2012, 03:03:13 by 486 »

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Re: Cleaning keycaps
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 29 July 2012, 10:18:34 »
Powdered laundry detergent in hot water. 1 spoonful in 2-3 liters is fine. I also add Oxi-clean or Biz.

Soak for an hour or less and rinse well.

Toss them onto a towel to air-dry in a couple of hours, or shake each one by hand to dry in 10-20 minutes.

Cheap, fast, leaves them feeling squeaky-clean.

Use alcohol or pencil eraser for stubborn spots.

Never use heat unless you are sure they are all PBT.
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Offline Zykos

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Re: Cleaning keycaps
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 30 July 2012, 19:08:37 »
I hand wipe each individual key with water and soap.

Offline yearn4

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Re: Cleaning keycaps
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 30 July 2012, 20:14:56 »
i cook boiling water in a pot and drizzle in detergent and then let it cool for about 5 minutes and then i just dump all my keys in the pot.
my keys are all pbt so they don't melt. i'm not sure about abs though

after the keys have been marinated for a few hours i cook another boiling water pot but this time without detergent