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Suggestions for keyboard key paint flaking?

Post by Daehawk » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:02 pm

Its seems my keys are clear and all but the letters are painted black. Around a couple letters the paint is chipped so I see more than just the letter. A little distracting. Ive touched them up wit ha Sharpie but that only last about 3 days. Any suggestions? I hate to touch it because my wife got this for me a few years back as msot recall and it was out of our budget yet she did it for me. I cleaned it around Feb or so 2018..I posted a pic list of how I did it. I dont plan to do it soon but if it keeps flaking its going to be a problem. And new key sets are expensive.

Im thinking maybe black fingernail polish.

I should mention this is a light up keyboard so the light has to shine through the letters.

Here is where I posted when I cleaned it.

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Re: Suggestions for keyboard key paint flaking?

Post by stimpy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:23 pm

No suggestion for keyboard, but holy mother of God, I hope by now you've cleaned those burners!!! Yikes!!
It makes my dookie twinkle.

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Re: Suggestions for keyboard key paint flaking?

Post by LawBeefaroni » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:04 pm

Appliance touch-up paint maybe? Rust-Oleum makes it, comes in a bottle that looks like whiteout.

The stuff is pretty stout. I know they have black and white color options.
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Re: Suggestions for keyboard key paint flaking?

Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:32 pm

Daehawk wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:02 pm

Im thinking maybe black fingernail polish.
that will work. also (as mentioned) appliance touch-up paint. or even the kind for cars.

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Re: Suggestions for keyboard key paint flaking?

Post by McNutt » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:47 pm

Fingernail polish will not be flush and the tactile addition might be distracting.

I'm assuming you can type fairly well, so if you're like me the only keys I ever need to look at are for the number row symbols. Other than that my keys can be blank for all I care.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:00 pm

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Re: Suggestions for keyboard key paint flaking?

Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:49 pm

McNutt wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Fingernail polish will not be flush and the tactile addition might be distracting.

I'm assuming you can type fairly well, so if you're like me the only keys I ever need to look at are for the number row symbols. Other than that my keys can be blank for all I care.
i'd personally just leave it alone myself (i don't need to look at the keyboard to type), but i'm guessing OP doesn't want that answer.

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Post by Kasey Chang » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:21 pm

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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:24 pm

clear nail polish on ALL the key caps

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Re: Suggestions for keyboard key paint flaking?

Post by Kasey Chang » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:29 pm

Kasey Chang wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Buy new caps

$17 on Amazon, multiple colors available, backlight compatible.
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