This video shows what I do when I lubricate keyboard switches with grease and a paintbrush. This video can help even someone who doesn’t know anything about lubing keyboard switches and just wants to see what it involves and how they could get started.
Disclaimer: In this video I’m lubing a linear switch but if you’re lubing a tactile switch, you might want to skip lubing the legs of the stem and the leaf bumps, because this decreases the tactility of the switch.
I will go slowly in the video, trying to be sure you can see what I’m doing.
My choices of where to apply lube are based on experience and on the results of an experiment I did and documented here:
I wanted to show 2 different ways to open the switch, using a special opener tool or using regular tweezers. Both methods work fine.
The grease I typically use for this method is Tribosys 3204, which you can purchase from keyboard vendors such as switchmod.net, novelkeys.xyz, 1upkeyboards.com, etc. Other greases I like to use are Krytox 205g0 and Christo Lube MCG 129.
Switch Opener tool: https://kiiboss.studio/products/kiiopener_mx.html
In case you are opening Halo switches or BOX switches: https://kiiboss.studio/products/kiiopener_kailh.html
Acrylic switch holder / modding station: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=525320012520
A 3d printed option: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3294929