What Lube should I use for gateron Red opticals

title says it all i want my optical reds to be more smoother.

Krytox 205g0 and Tribosys 3204 are both go-to options for linears - just make sure not to get too much on the center post - a glob at the bottom of the switch may confuse the optical sensors.

:3ildcat on YouTube also often uses a blended mix of Krytox 105 and 205g2 (easier to find in large quantities / less expensive than 205g0), and Jake from switchandclick prefers 105 (thinner of the two) on its own.

Here is a pretty comprehensive guide that he wrote on choosing a lube.


This might be a time for RO-59 TM KT. as it will dry to the surface, then you won’t have to worry about a glob building up by the sensor.

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