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Offline PleaseBeMyFriend

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Dying Topre PBT keycaps specific colors
« on: Sat, 11 March 2017, 02:39:41 »
Hi all, I have a Leo FC660C with the white alphas and gray mods. I've seen the dying guides, but I haven't really seen anything on how to make specific colors such as cyan with two colors. I know (roughly) that it's just a mix of green and blue, but I was hoping that someone who'd done this color before or something similar can share their "recipe" I suppose. I think I'll be using iDye poly, unless there are better ones out there.

Also - has anyone ever dyed the grey modifiers into something other than black? I know you can only really dye it darker colors, but I haven't seen any pictures with darker keycaps. Thanks.

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Re: Dying Topre PBT keycaps specific colors
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 11 March 2017, 09:04:10 »
Not a direct answer, but post #14 here is pretty useful:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35444.msg664178#msg664178
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Re: Dying Topre PBT keycaps specific colors
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 14 March 2017, 15:45:14 »
Checkout /u/crj3012 on Reddit as he does custom dye topre caps.
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Re: Dying Topre PBT keycaps specific colors
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 14 March 2017, 16:07:43 »
Hi all, I have a Leo FC660C with the white alphas and gray mods. I've seen the dying guides, but I haven't really seen anything on how to make specific colors such as cyan with two colors. I know (roughly) that it's just a mix of green and blue, but I was hoping that someone who'd done this color before or something similar can share their "recipe" I suppose. I think I'll be using iDye poly, unless there are better ones out there.

Also - has anyone ever dyed the grey modifiers into something other than black? I know you can only really dye it darker colors, but I haven't seen any pictures with darker keycaps. Thanks.

That will be lots of experimentation.
I've seen usually only dyed light keycap set of HHKB, not the dark grey keycap set (if that is what you're talking about).
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Re: Dying Topre PBT keycaps specific colors
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 14 March 2017, 16:41:18 »
Hi all, thanks for the replies. I actually dyed it purple and it turned out great!

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Re: Dying Topre PBT keycaps specific colors
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 14:12:54 »
Old post I know, but OP, do you have any photos of the result? I have some HiPros in the mail and was thinking about doing the same...