Polishing ABS Keycaps


Hi guys,

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?

Thanks in advance.



This is the only place I’ve seen anyone polish a keycap. I have some that are starting to shine, so I was thinking of giving it a try.


Worth it to note also that the other way around is possible (i.e. Sandblasting shiny caps to restore its matte texture). Wodan of deskthority fame has written some documentation on this.


Ohh did not know that. Thanks for the hint .