Novelkeys Cream lube test


I tested a few lubes I had on hand, from left to right:
Krytox GPL 207 NLGI grade 2
205g0 from
Finish Line Extreme Fluoro
Super Lube Multi-Purpose Grease grade 00
Microlubrol PTFE powder

The PTFE powder easily worked the best in these switches. I purchased mine here:


Hey @Walkerstop, how do you feel about Finish Line Extreme Fluoro lube for switches other than the Creams? I am in Canada and other lubes (Krytox, Tribosys, etc.) seem to be a little harder to get my hands on without paying a lot for shipping.


Having never worked with a dry lubricant… how did you apply it?


The Finish Line wasn’t great when I tried it in other switches, it seemed better than Super Lube but worse than Krytox, Tribosys, etc. If Taobao works for you, there are lubes on there that work pretty well but they are very thick


I’m in Canada as well and share the pain of high shipping costs for a lot of these lubes. One of the guys on the Canadian Mechanical Keyboards discord organized a small GB for a few of us in Ottawa to get some lube from switchmod up here. Doing it that way made shipping costs a lot more reasonable, so that’s something I’d definitely recommend to you. Depending on where you are, I bet you could find a few other interested people through the discord.


When are these cream switches going on sale?