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Any cure for key-shine?

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Any cure for key-shine?

#1 Post by MikalE » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:01 pm

I thought about using a dull-cote spray lacquer but I'm afraid it will attack the letters afixed to the key tops. I don't have a can on hand to try this on an old unused keyboard, but has anyone else tried this fix for shiney keys?

The keyboard is in excellent working condition but is coming up on three years old and has extensive shine on the most used keys. This is my German keyboard on my T520 so they are not as easy to get as a run of the mill English keyboard.
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Re: Any cure for key-shine?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:32 pm

Don't type on your keyboard....or get a backlit keyboard.

Also...is this what you are looking for?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tastatur-IBM-L ... 2384960054?
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Re: Any cure for key-shine?

#3 Post by MikalE » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:41 pm

Yes, I should have checked the German listings. I think I bought this one from that seller.
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Re: Any cure for key-shine?

#4 Post by skx » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:12 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Don't type on your keyboard....
hehe :lol:
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Re: Any cure for key-shine?

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:28 am

Try Mr.Clean Magic Eraser (and hoover the dust up afterwards).
It will work nicely for a while, and you can repeat it a few times, but sooner or later the characters on the keys will disappear.
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Re: Any cure for key-shine?

#6 Post by mortimer » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:09 pm

There is such a thing as clear plastidip. It may work for you as long as you cover the gaps in between the keys with tape and spend some time cutting the tape back out with a knife.
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