RiGS wrote:IIRC you tried the Krytox on the metal contact leaf of your cherry reds as well. Please correct me if I am wrong you also made the impression that you preferred to lube that spot rather between than the sides of the slider and the switch housing.
I can see why you prefer Krytox grease there. However I felt the most change in feel when I applied the RO on the plastic parts of the switch.
Btw did you remove the original grease prior applying it?
The way I see it, lubing switches is just as subjective as switch preference, each to his own.
Thank you for your input and your valuable research on this matter.
Cherry Corp's engineering decision must have been based on the thought that lubing the metal leaf is crucial and lubing slider is not. I agree with the decision. The metal leaf is PUSHED against the plastic slider so the friction must be greater than that from the sliders. My statement above is mostly descriptive and does not involve my preferences. I have been saying the exact same for multiple times and I wonder why you thought I prefer lubing the metal leaf to lubing sliders while I was saying lubing the metal leaf must be more important than lubing sliders.
I have tried lubing the metal leaf using what I have, BUT I have not done full comparison. One thing I know is adding Krytox on the leaf of tactile switches(brown and clear) reduced the tactility. Factory lubed clears felt like climbing steep rocky mountain while Krytox lubed clear felt like walking on a smooth light hill. Based on this result, I would GUESS lubing leaf of linear switch will have its effect but the magnitude is going to be smaller due to the shape of the sliders.
Buy them and try them yourself. Take some risk and do research. My description of the effect is full of subjective judgement and only way to know exactly how it would work with your project is to DO IT YOURSELF. Krytox grease and oil are not hard to get from ebay. You can find GPL205, GPL100, GPL105 at decent prices on ebay. Not cheap, but not that expensive either.
I do not generally comment on things I didn't do or experiment. Any comment without actual encounter is close to meaningless in my opinion. It is like comments on how blues would feel like from a user who used only brown switch. There is no doubt a comment from an actual user would be much more helpful. However, even that is not enough because description almost always has to go through the interpretation by the observer. Therefore, I encourage you try them.