[rescue] keyboard lubrication

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Fri Sep 23 07:45:25 CDT 2005

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> I thought Silicone spray might work... but a net search to see
> if someone has come up with a solution... yielded Super Lube
> Dry Film Spray from K-Mart Automotive ... it is a PTFE (Teflon)
> based lubricant...
> Wondering if anyone has ever faced this issue before...  I'm
> tempted to find a PTFE based dry film lubricant as this sounds
> like it might be the best solution....
> Anyone here ever lubed their keyboard ? :-)  Looking for
> input...  (especially since I have some Sun-2 and Sun-3
> keyboards I'd like to clean and bring back to great shape
> and I'll probably need to lube them too).

I tried lubricating sticking keys on a Microsoft Natural Keyboard with
Tetra Gun PTFE-based lube, but the carrier reacted poorly with the
plastic on the keyboard and several key guides broke not long after.
One of the dry-film types might well work better.

 Phil Stracchino       phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
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