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Offline sl70309

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best brush for lubing switch
« on: Tue, 19 February 2019, 16:16:26 »
Hello everyone,

please recommend a best brush for lubing switch.

thank you

Offline jamster

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 00:21:59 »
You are massively overthinking this if you think that the selection of brush matters.

I've used both a toothpick and the plastic tip of the syringe (which held the lube) to apply lube to switches, it really does not matter.

Offline stoic-lemon

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 00:49:47 »
Yeah it really doesn't matter. I guess having one that's not too big to fit in the switch is good. I use Tamiya ones 'cos they look nice. I am a fool though.

Offline Geroximo

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 05:45:56 »
Best brush for lubing: One that applies lube, so basically any brush.

Offline wholypantalones

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 06:35:51 »
A smol paintbrush, or a spoon.

Offline tp4tissue

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 10:14:16 »
NONONONONO


The BEST brush to use is Sable Hair..  You want to be keen that you get REAL Sable,   most manufacturers pass off generic weasel hair as Sable..

The hair must have the proper Flexural Strength to apply the right thickness of lube rapidly with a single stroke. Increasing Lube application efficiency and Repeatably.


Too much lube, the key will stick, too little lube, it will require frequent reapplication

Offline Maxyol

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 04 March 2019, 22:35:45 »
Really whatever brush fits

Offline thearctican

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 04 March 2019, 22:48:03 »
I buy makeup brushes from Target. ELF I think is the brand. I usually stick with two types: one narrow brush with a bent tip (great for lubing switch bottoms) and a narrow-ish flat brush with short bristles.

Works well for me, and I haven't had any complaints from the commissioned boards I've built.

Offline mkkeyboardvigilante

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Re: best brush for lubing switch
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 05 March 2019, 05:01:38 »
I used even thicker brushes and it worked out well for me. Just had to do a bit more work making sure that end tip was fine enough to not get too much lube on the switches. Now I got a nice lubed HHKB cause of all that, so it was worth learning how to do it.
Current driver: HHKB Pro 2 (BKE Ultra Lights), Wooting One w/ Flaretech Red switches and HyperX PBT keycaps.

Other keyboards I own and like: Realforce 87U Variable Weight, Realforce 87U 55g, Niz Plum, Magicforce 108 Gateron Reds w/ O-Rings.

Other keyboards I have: Magicforce 68 Cherry MX Brown, Havit Low-Profile Kailh Blue, Logitech K740,
Yeah, it's a loooooooooooot of keyboards. :P