Nice video Nathan, very informative for those who are looking for a guide to stabilizer modding! Although there is a few things I do differently when modding my stabs I would like to add into this thread. Instead of just squirting the lube into the housing & re-installing the slider I find using a fine artist’s brush to apply a thin layer on both the inside of the housing & slider gives a more consistent feel to all the stabs across the board. Also it keeps the stabs from getting a sluggish feel on the return from too much lube IME. Then for the wires, instead of dipping them like you do I prefer to put a light layer on lube on the wire itself with the brush, then fill the back of the slider where you can see the end of the wire with lube after I reassemble it. It is a little bit cleaner & more consistent way of lubing the wires IME.
The band-aid mod I personally skip altogether. I’ve tried it on a few of my builds with a few different material types & honestly do not see the benefits of it. IMO it brings back a tiny bit of the mushy bottom out we clip our stabs to get rid of & does very little to change the sound profile of the stabilized keys. Honestly after trying it with band-aids, electrical tape, & switch films I see/feel very little difference between my boards with & without the band-aid mod. Also the pieces of band aid with lube slathered onto them are big time dust/dirt/debris magnets. I can’t remember who told me that (it was a well respected builder in the community though), but it made me really re-think using the band aid mod & was very compelling reason as to why I stopped using it.
Although like most everything else in this hobby of ours it really comes down to personal preferences. So I am not advocating to never give the band aid mod a try, but just wanting to add some of the cons of it. Anyways keep the great work with your contributions to the community & please do not take this reply as me saying you are doing it wrong. There is nothing wrong with your guide whatsoever (in fact it is a very good one), I just wanted to add some of my experience/techniques to it & hope others will do the same. That way we end up with a very comprehensive guide of the how & why to do this mod!