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by Hanslau
22 Jan 2021, 11:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 274
Views: 21658

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Before this I remember you said you tried using sandpaper to smooth out scratched alps housings. What grit of sandpaper did you use? Sanding, in combination with good lubricant might be able to save many alps switches
by Hanslau
30 Dec 2020, 10:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ALPS switches restoration research (draft)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: ALPS switches restoration research (draft)

500 northgates? legend

Btw would love to read more on how you polish some of the sliders and/or housings. Have some unsalvagable blue alps but perhaps some sandpaper can fix it up. 1500 grit good enough?
by Hanslau
18 Dec 2020, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 274
Views: 21658

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

So is nyogel the solution? Or kryotex good too?

Or just stick with good old dry ptfe lube?
by Hanslau
10 Dec 2020, 01:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3705
Views: 358984

Re: Alps Appreciation

The data comp are basically focus keyboards, with different naming. So if one finds early white Alps for cheap snatch it up! Though resell value will certainly not match blue Alps.. One thing I read about but could never find more information on, is the difference between the early blue Alps and the...
by Hanslau
06 Dec 2020, 06:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3705
Views: 358984

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hey I remembered long ago you were gonna compare old white alps with blues. How does this focus switches feel?
by Hanslau
12 Nov 2020, 01:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Connecting to a Model M membrane
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Connecting to a Model M membrane

So how do you attach them? Sorry for my my lack of knowledge in soldering
by Hanslau
09 Nov 2020, 16:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3277 find (mini beamspring) -> Solenoid movie!
Replies: 15
Views: 1880

Re: IBM 3277 find (mini beamspring) -> Restoration log added!

How do you find such a thing in the first place?
by Hanslau
09 Nov 2020, 16:50
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Model M 1391401 or 1390136
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Model M 1391401

No idea why it costs that much..
by Hanslau
07 Nov 2020, 18:53
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Pingmaster
Replies: 20
Views: 1227

Re: [WTB] IBM Pingmaster

Would you pay 450AUD? If so we might be able to work something out, PM
by Hanslau
01 Nov 2020, 20:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards

THat is the weridestr XT keycaps.. how did they??
by Hanslau
01 Nov 2020, 20:56
Forum: For sale
Topic: Four Model M keyboards
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: Four Model M keyboards

its been 2 years dude
by Hanslau
10 Oct 2020, 10:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is my white whale keyboard?
Replies: 20
Views: 1688

Re: What is my white whale keyboard?

Oh boy you gotta explain yourself, why Model M over Model F? Though i do know there are many who also feel that way, but usually its down to layout and weight
by Hanslau
09 Oct 2020, 22:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 274
Views: 21658

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

I can get it for u faster than 4 months haha. Very pricy, 100g for almost 30USD. No smaller amounts. Ur friend might get a better price

Sorry I don't do imperial units
by Hanslau
09 Oct 2020, 16:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 274
Views: 21658

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Do report back, would also like to know if this lube is suitable for other switches
by Hanslau
08 Oct 2020, 22:42
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Keyboard with Alps SKCM Salmon or Black pine
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: [WTB] Keyboard with Alps SKCM Salmon or Black pine

Message Elecshopper , he has a dell at101 with pine alps I believe. If it's the old logo then it'd the one u want
by Hanslau
07 Oct 2020, 20:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Keyboard with Alps SKCM Salmon or Black pine
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: [WTB] Keyboard with Alps SKCM Salmon or Black pine

good for u. i have had NO luck getting any of these vintage boards
by Hanslau
07 Oct 2020, 07:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 274
Views: 21658

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Malaysia only? Funny, i just so happen to live in Malaysia and am typing this on my Blue ALPS keyboard.
by Hanslau
25 Sep 2020, 18:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Blue Alps Destructive Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: Blue Alps Destructive Testing

no updates? this was the most new info about alps lubricant we had ina a while
by Hanslau
25 Sep 2020, 14:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3705
Views: 358984

Re: Alps Appreciation

Does replacing the keycaps risk "dirtying" the switches? Just got a modified blue Alps keyboard, so crisp and smooth. I switched only the numpad and arrow keycaps with TaiHao Dolch keycaps. Now when using I realize the keys with the new keycaps feel scratchy, unsmooth. I knew alps were not dust tole...
by Hanslau
25 Sep 2020, 13:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 120197

Re: Model MF - GB CLOSED

Paused forever it seems
by Hanslau
25 Sep 2020, 13:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case
Replies: 94
Views: 7372

Re: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case

I would actually buy that "fake" industrial model m, because buying the different parts and shipping it to my country would kill me with shipping fees!
by Hanslau
24 Sep 2020, 09:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2148
Views: 218294

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

It's unfortunate this project never came to be.
by Hanslau
24 Sep 2020, 09:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: interest check Model M to capacitive PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 5324

Re: interest check Model M to capacitive PCB

Would be amazing if the unicomp can be converted! Cheap capacitive SSK for everyone!
by Hanslau
22 Sep 2020, 21:25
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS/FT: IBM Model F XT w/USB, Lexmark Model M, Microspeed Kid Trac
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: FS/FT: IBM Model F XT w/USB, Lexmark Model M, Microspeed Kid Trac

Seems the paintjob didnt go so well, so perhaps Kryon was not suited. I'm about to paint my model m industrial grey, may I ask, since you have experience, what should I use to paint it? I was thikning vinyl or plastic dye would fare better

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