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Offline Leslieann

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Re: Spray Lubing switches - A guide
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 21:42:34 »
Disassembling your switches and then spraying lubricant onto the sliders is a perfectly valid way to lube your switches. Get a piece of foam and some toothpicks, put one slider on each toothpick (insert the toothpick point into the indentation at the bottom), and apply 1-2 thin even coats of DuPont Dry Film spray or equivalent, making sure to let them dry completely and use a well-ventilated work area.
This will only work for linears, but yes it can work.
This also has the same problem as hand lubing in that it requires switch removal which was why spray lubing became a thing to begin with.


- DO NOT spray lube switches that are soldered onto the PCB already. This was by far the worst result and per what many people said above, ruined the board and switches.
You probably should have put this at the top of what you wrote since the whole reason this gained traction is because of the idea that you didn't have to desolder.
« Last Edit: Tue, 05 January 2021, 21:59:12 by Leslieann »
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Re: Spray Lubing switches - A guide
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 00:43:14 »
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You probably should have put this at the top of what you wrote since the whole reason this gained traction is because of the idea that you didn't have to desolder.

Fair enough haha. I guess my personal reason for liking spray lubing was that it can greatly reduce the active time required to lube switches compared to hand lubing, which for me is a huge benefit and I figured that others might have liked it for the same reason. But yeah, spray lubing without desoldering is sadly not the way to go.
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Re: Spray Lubing switches - A guide
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 09:26:40 »
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