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Offline WheresTheSNES

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GMK on Cherry MX Clears
« on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 11:32:43 »
Is it safe to put GMK keycaps on Cherry MX Clear switches without stretching the keycaps?

I know they fit tighter, but do they damage caps similar to old box switches?

I have a Vortex Core w/ Clears I was planning to kit out with a Space Cadet set.

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Re: GMK on Cherry MX Clears
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 12:06:01 »
Is it safe to put GMK keycaps on Cherry MX Clear switches without stretching the keycaps?

I know they fit tighter, but do they damage caps similar to old box switches?

I have a Vortex Core w/ Clears I was planning to kit out with a Space Cadet set.

Thanks

seemed fine on all the boards i've done it on
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Offline WheresTheSNES

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Re: GMK on Cherry MX Clears
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 17:35:17 »
Great.  Hopefully you're right, because I did it anyway!  Cherry profile isn't great on a 40% with no incline, but, whatever.


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Re: GMK on Cherry MX Clears
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 17:58:40 »
I do not hear too many horror stories with Clears... box switches are a different story

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Re: GMK on Cherry MX Clears
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 20:54:51 »
I do not hear too many horror stories with Clears... box switches are a different story

DSA with clears i know has some problems, but my GMK soware set is fine and it's been on clears for a year
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Offline Rumblehotep

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Re: GMK on Cherry MX Clears
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 01:17:49 »
I think the issue with clears is not destroying the cap but the cap destroying the snug switch.
On my clear board trying to take off one of those NPKC caps tore the capslock switch out of its housing.  Made sure to use spudgers while removing from then on, but now I just don't swap caps on it.

Offline LevelSteam

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Re: GMK on Cherry MX Clears
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 21:37:02 »
Yup, you'll be fine :thumb:

Most of my boards have MX Clears and GMK caps with zero issues.