I own an HHKB and of course at some point I wanted to swap out the keycaps for something else. But the choices are limited unless I switch out the sliders for mx compatible ones. As I did some more research on replacement sliders I’ve noticed a lot of comments about them being “scratchy.” I’m sure there’s a lot of factors that could result in scratchiness but the first thing that comes to mind is the plastic surface itself.
What if I use a high-grit wet sandpaper (1,200-2,000) to smooth out micro imperfections and buff it out with a dremel? On top of that I would then try to lube the sliders to make it as slick as possible.
Does anyone think this could work or am I just spouting nonsense?