[GB] SKB75 / SKB65 / SKB60 (Standard, WKL, HHKB, YAS, Ortholinear)

PlastikSchnittstelle wrote:about a) vs b)

The steel is not exposed to heavy weather conditions but inside a keyboard on a desk. Even normal steel will last for generations without the slightest trace of rust. Though the reflections of the shiny stainless steel is something you would notice every single day. So for me steel/black is the way to go, I just felt I had to let everyone know.

Thank you for clarification. My vote goes for black.
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vote for a - black.
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How about regular steel with a black oxide finish?
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I'd prefer steel/black.
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Also, nice job. That's quite a bit of thought/work you're putting into this. Much appreciated.
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Is black galvanized steel the same as black oxide? I thought you could get a layer of black oxide on even stainless steel with the right black oxide kit.

Anyways, my vote is option a) barring any way to get a black oxide layer on the stainless steel or if you aren't wanting to black anodized aluminum.
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Galvanization is a completely different process from oxidation. Galvanization utilizes a process of "hot dipping" the components in a bath of molten metal (typically zinc). Black oxide is an oxidation reaction that shares electrons among ions and produces iron (II) oxide or ferrous oxide. You are probably quite familiar with another common oxide of iron, iron (III) oxide or ferric oxide (a.k.a. rust).
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Thanks for the quick feedback.
Clearly most want steel/black, so I think this is decided.

I did research oxide finishing stainless steel, but it quickly became obvious that it couldn't be done for the price we are at right now.

Btw, we can only do the black galvanizing because we have so many orders. They only offer the galvanizing for a minimum of 120 parts.
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Galvanizing is typically more expensive than oxidizing, with powder coating being the most expensive of all.
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In this case the problem is the distance between the companies who do the metalwork and the surface treatment. shipping for example.
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PlastikSchnittstelle wrote:Thanks for the quick feedback.
Clearly most want steel/black, so I think this is decided.

I was about to post that I would be flipping my vote in order to not be the lone holdout. :mrgreen:
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