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Offline honoka

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My lovely white QFR
« on: Wed, 10 September 2014, 12:57:45 »
After a failed attempt at painting my QFR without first sanding down the rubber coating I decided to do things properly.
I sanded the hell out of it and painted it with car grade 2 component paint using a paint sprayer. Well, my friend did it since I suck at getting even coats.
A tip to others eager to paint their QFR's - Don't take any shortcuts. Sand the rubber coating off properly and use high quality paints with hardeners in them for a lasting paint job.
And regarding the pictures... The camera is of high quality, I'm the potato.

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 10 September 2014, 17:08:29 »
That does look nice!

The darker gray of the WASD modifiers contrasts nicely with the case :)
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 10 September 2014, 17:13:56 »
Very clean.  I like.

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 11 September 2014, 05:27:01 »
That does look nice!

The darker gray of the WASD modifiers contrasts nicely with the case :)

Oh, so the WASD caps are so damn obvious :P
What gave them away? Font, color?

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 11 September 2014, 05:54:40 »
That does look nice!

The darker gray of the WASD modifiers contrasts nicely with the case :)

Oh, so the WASD caps are so damn obvious :P
What gave them away? Font, color?

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Probably that shade of gray, plus the legends gives a bit of a clue.
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 11 September 2014, 06:43:15 »
Looks great! Good job. And the keycaps go really well with the white case.

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 11 September 2014, 17:18:50 »
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 06 October 2014, 07:18:35 »
Wow. Very nicely done!

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 06 October 2014, 07:35:06 »
I didn't realize they were from WASD keyboards. They look great! I also like that the function row is completely dark grey.
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Offline honoka

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 06 October 2014, 15:53:38 »
I didn't realize they were from WASD keyboards. They look great! I also like that the function row is completely dark grey.

Yep, got them from WASD! I like that you can customize and get your own color scheme. Downside is that it's in the US and well, you're from Sweden aswell so you know how annoying taxes and customs can be :)

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 09 October 2014, 01:32:53 »
OP, aren't you worried about the ABS keycaps from WASD Keyboards? From other reviews I've seen that they're pretty thin.
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 09 October 2014, 04:28:58 »
OP, aren't you worried about the ABS keycaps from WASD Keyboards? From other reviews I've seen that they're pretty thin.

I imagine the keycaps are temporary, and will be swapped out in a few weeks anyway.

Everyone swaps their keycaps every few weeks, right?

Or is it just me? :p
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 09 October 2014, 04:47:51 »
OP, aren't you worried about the ABS keycaps from WASD Keyboards? From other reviews I've seen that they're pretty thin.

Naah, I mean. They are thin. Thinner than I expected, but I was very specific with the colors I wanted and ordering a custom set from WASD was the only way to go.
I'll probably try to sell them off in the classifieds to make room for other goodies :)

I imagine the keycaps are temporary, and will be swapped out in a few weeks anyway.
Everyone swaps their keycaps every few weeks, right?
Or is it just me? :p

You are correct Sir! I just recently joined geekhack and money will be spent on different group buys in the near future.
The problem is that I'll have more key cap sets than boards, so I'll have to buy more boards. Simple logic :)

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 09 October 2014, 05:07:44 »
Looks great!

I really love the color scheme, looks classy and clean.
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 15 December 2014, 22:33:35 »
That looks very classy... :thumb:
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 December 2014, 03:54:24 »
That keyboard is beyond gorgeous!!!
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Offline honoka

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 20 December 2014, 11:41:37 »
Thank you for the nice words ^^
I'm might just have screwed up the actual keycaps though.
You can thank nubbinator for selling me that idye poly and letting me go wild with it.

For you guys that want to try and dye your keycaps, make sure they are made of pbt :)
I should post pictures of the failure and success! Might do that soonish.

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 20 December 2014, 12:03:37 »
Nobody ever said "I learned that the easy way."  Mistakes help us become better people.  Learn a lesson and move on to the next project.  Or use it to teach others what to avoid!  Either way, you're a little bit better than you were yesterday.
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 09 February 2015, 19:13:51 »
Looks like it was *Born this way*  :)

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 14:14:34 »
I like the retro look
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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 28 May 2015, 18:18:14 »
Lovely, I like the grey and white combination.

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 31 May 2015, 13:03:04 »
I love it! Something about white keyboards that has always appealed to me... I thought about painting my QFR case but the thought of sanding down the rubber coating has been a deterrant. Do you have any tips? Great job!


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My lovely white QFR
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 01 June 2015, 01:30:23 »
Thank you all for the feedback. I can say that the paint job is holding up nicely. I really recommend a 2 component paint or some paint with a hardening agent.

I love it! Something about white keyboards that has always appealed to me... I thought about painting my QFR case but the thought of sanding down the rubber coating has been a deterrant. Do you have any tips? Great job!

Of course a retrochick likes something retro-inspired! Im sorry to say that the rubber needs to go and I have no tips other that the fact that you can start with a high grit sandpaper to get it off, and then go over  with a fine grit paper to get the plastic smooth.

Good luck!!

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 22 January 2016, 09:04:45 »
that is one wonderful keyboard! great work!

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 22 January 2016, 17:44:11 »
That looks damn nice, good job.

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 17 September 2016, 10:47:20 »
Can you give more information regarding the sanding please. thanks

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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 30 September 2016, 05:57:44 »
Can you give more information regarding the sanding please. thanks

There's some info in this thread.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: My lovely white QFR
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 05 October 2016, 10:14:46 »
That white looks nice. I am painting my cover now and because I bought the wrong shade of blue I think I will have to settle with matte white