I have recently seen some people polishing their ABS keycaps (GMK, SP etc.). Normally I don’t like double shot keycaps due to the uneven shine on the caps, but this treatment seems to solve that problem.
Is it hard to do? What materials do I need (grid etc.)? Will the more frequently used keys still be apparent?
Old thread, but I was curious what the collective thinking is with polishing ABS keycaps? Sounds weird, but looks pretty righteous and seems like a win/win when dealing with unintentional wear and shine.
I was thinking of trying the acetone vapor method. I’d imagine you can do all the keycaps at once for a consistent shine while being able to control the amount of shine by adjusting the acetone concentration and the volume of the container.
Interesting with the isopropyl - I do have some similarly scuffed keys. I know from my time in the signage industry that isopropyl is bad news for shiny acrylic, but using it this way with just a tiny amount that quickly evaporates with the buffing seems like a pretty good idea. I’m interested to know how the plastic does after a few months.