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Offline MKULTRA

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Wow, immediately after lubing I didn't notice a difference, but as time goes on I can totally tell a difference with the lube.  Not sure that the stickering really did anything, but it looks nice.  Also ergo-clears feel great.  Hopefully my A.87 and GON case will be here when I get home from vacation so I can assemble!

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 28 June 2013, 01:16:20 »
Nice!

What spring weight? I quite like my 62g clear board, but the only clears I've ever used are stock and 62g.

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 28 June 2013, 01:17:28 »
Nice!

What spring weight? I quite like my 62g clear board, but the only clears I've ever used are stock and 62g.
65g.

To lube them I put them in a plastic baggie, squirted in some victorionox oil, then blew air in the bag and shook it.  Worked pretty nice.

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 June 2013, 01:19:03 »
Does lubing switches really make that significant of a difference?

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 28 June 2013, 01:20:07 »
Does lubing switches really make that significant of a difference?
I can feel a pretty big difference just from messing with the naked switches.  Can't wait to put them in.

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 28 June 2013, 01:21:48 »
Does lubing switches really make that significant of a difference?

I haven't run any ABX tests or anything, but it seems to make a pretty big difference.

And I agree with MKULTRA that stickering doesn't really seem to affect the feel of the keys on the board (but I also agree that it looks nice).

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 03:00:42 »
So i have always wondered does adding the stickers really make the switches feel better? It a real pain in the ass to open each switch to paste the stickers in them

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 03:30:04 »
Aren't stickers supposed to help stabilize the switches so they don't flex when you press them?

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 04:39:36 »
Aren't stickers supposed to help stabilize the switches so they don't flex when you press them?

Yeah, but in reality they don't do jack **** aside from looking nice.

I also found lube takes some breaking in. At first the difference was negligible, but after a few days you could really feel a difference.

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 05:27:27 »
Aren't stickers supposed to help stabilize the switches so they don't flex when you press them?

Yeah, but in reality they don't do jack **** aside from looking nice.


I wonder how does that add aesthetic value if it is in a place where it is never be seen.
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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 08:02:13 »
Aren't stickers supposed to help stabilize the switches so they don't flex when you press them?

Yeah, but in reality they don't do jack **** aside from looking nice.


I wonder how does that add aesthetic value if it is in a place where it is never be seen.

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 09:21:53 »
Nice!

What spring weight? I quite like my 62g clear board, but the only clears I've ever used are stock and 62g.
65g.

To lube them I put them in a plastic baggie, squirted in some victorionox oil, then blew air in the bag and shook it.  Worked pretty nice.

So you only lubed the springs?

I want to try some lubed clears, soon...

Glad those switches worked out for you!

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 15:23:27 »
Lubed clears are definitely much nicer.  I really wish I had the tools to do a proper force graph to show how much different it feels. I prefer 65g Ergo Clears to 62g, but both are nicer than stock Clears since you have an even more pronounced bump.

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 15:51:03 »
+1 for 65g

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 15:52:38 »
Aren't stickers supposed to help stabilize the switches so they don't flex when you press them?

Yeah, but in reality they don't do jack **** aside from looking nice.


I wonder how does that add aesthetic value if it is in a place where it is never be seen.

Same reason why people make their bed-no reason.
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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 30 June 2013, 15:57:58 »
+1 for 65g

67g are even nicer  ;D

And I don't see why some people seem to be so vocal about stickering.  Who cares if it does nothing and most people don't see it.  You don't usually see the engine in a car, but manufacturers have been making those more aesthetically pleasing in the last few years.  I like knowing that when I pop my key caps off for a cleaning, to take pictures, for whatever, it will look cool with all those stickers.

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 03 July 2013, 13:24:15 »
Nice!

What spring weight? I quite like my 62g clear board, but the only clears I've ever used are stock and 62g.
65g.

To lube them I put them in a plastic baggie, squirted in some victorionox oil, then blew air in the bag and shook it.  Worked pretty nice.

So you only lubed the springs?

I want to try some lubed clears, soon...

Glad those switches worked out for you!
No I lubed the sliders and housing.  Just took a shortcut on the springs :P

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Re: So I just finished my first stickering, lubing, ergo-clear mod...
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 03 July 2013, 13:42:07 »
I also have a lubed 65g clears board. It really does make a big difference in feel once you lube the switches. You'll really feel the difference in smoothness once you put the switches on a board.