ryvn I do not offer powdercoating on the compact aluminum cases. I don't think it's too common. The powdercoating is offered on the original style die cast zinc cases only. I recommend going with the original case as it would definitely be a unique addition to anyone's collection. Mid-size cars are more affordable than the molds to make those original die cast zinc cases which is why I wouldn't expect too many other 5+ pound die cast metal case keyboard cases to surface in the future
. There is a nice simplicity of the original case design - check out the YouTube video of the original cases to see what they look like in 4K/UHD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhMzoGcZ9Wo
Also I was asked to offer a "Model F First Aid" kit which is now up and available to order: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/product...epair-kit/
Everyone feel free to choose free shipping to add this kit to an existing order. Here's the first draft product description on the web site:
Here is a kit of spare parts for refurbishing your Brand New Model F keyboard years or decades from now, long after production ends sometime this year. Both kits are compatible with either ultra compact or original case F62/F77 keyboards.
--1 custom machine-cut inner foam, just in case the original foam loses its elasticity while remaining in its compressed state for years on end, you’ll have a spare.
--10 flippers with springs, in case you accidentally bend a spring out of shape when removing a key or cleaning your F62 or F77 or want to mod your layout and split a shift/backspace on your own in the future to get an extra usable key
--10 barrels in case you spill a sugary beverage in your keyboard and the barrels become sticky.
--Extra set of bumpers in case the originals wear out or you want to change bumper types – please add this store item to your cart if you want this: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/product/extra-bumpers/
--2 Extra stabilizer inserts – in case some fail or break when trying to remove them from the barrels to change a layout
--An original Industrial SSK (just kidding!)