How to Choose What Lube to Use for your Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Lubing your mechanical keyboard switches can help improve the feel and performance of your keyboard. Here is a guide to help you choose the right lube:

  1. Determine the type of switch you have: Different mechanical keyboard switches may require different types of lube. For example, some linear switches may benefit from a heavier lube, while other switches may require a lighter lube. Familiarize yourself with the type of switches you have and the types of lube that are recommended for them.

  2. Consider the type of lube: There are several types of lube to choose from, including silicone-based, PTFE-based, and hybrid lubes. Silicone-based lubes are generally thicker and longer-lasting, while PTFE-based lubes are thinner and offer a smoother feel. Hybrid lubes are a combination of the two.

  3. Read reviews: It can be helpful to read reviews from other users to get an idea of how well a particular lube performs. Look for reviews that mention the type of switch the lube was used on and how well it worked.

  4. Consider the brand: Some brands are known for producing high-quality lubes that are favored by keyboard enthusiasts. One such brand is Krytox, which offers a range of lubes that are specifically designed for use on mechanical keyboard switches.

  5. Decide on a viscosity: The viscosity of a lube refers to how thick or thin it

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