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Offline demas

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Keycap material
« on: Tue, 27 February 2018, 10:29:30 »
I hev two keyboards: Ajazz AK60 and GK64.
I very like GK64 keycaps material.  It looks lustreless and feels like porous.  At the same time Ajazz AK 60 have glossy slippery keycaps.
What is the reason of this difference ? Only material or processing does matters too ?

I am searching for keycaps "like on GK 64". PBT materail will be enough condition ? Or do I need to look for something else ?

Thanks in advance

Offline WallofYawn

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Re: Keycap material
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 27 February 2018, 19:12:59 »
The slippery one is probably ABS, the other is probably PBT. PBT is superior for a number of reasons. First, they usually just feel better. Second, over time/use ABS caps tend to get shiny. This isn't reversible and makes the caps look pretty awful.

Searching for PBT is pretty much all you need, although that GK64 doesn't have the most common of layouts, although it is widely supported. Good luck!

Offline 89sec

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Re: Keycap material
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 22:05:05 »
If the keycaps of the Ajazz AK60 have been made shiny through extended use, then they are likely made of ABS plastic. PBT plastic is far more resistant to shine.