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DECOLORATION OVERTIME if exposed
First thing I ever bought from Drop, so i was super excited. It came in a plastic bag, which was confusing for the price, but i digress: the Keycaps looks amazing. They feels great, the gritty texture on the keycap is great for typing, they are very opaque. Fast forward a year later, i have washed them a couple of time over that year and i put them in a plastic bag a few months ago as i changed the keycaps of my keyboard. I just took them out today in search for a key puller and i notice the color of the pink is changing into this weird peach, like they got the jaundice (see the picture with the top faded and the real color of the pink on the bottom). Doesn't seem to affect the other colors, but it's very disappointing. I remember noticing 6 months ago that the pink started to fade a bit towards the side exposed to the sun often, I tried protecting them by removing them from the board altogether. I don't know if i can save them, because they look downright disgusting. i'll do a test and will update just to see if exposing them to the sun will make them better.
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Jun 9, 2022
filefish
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Jun 9, 2022
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These are made of ABS plastic, which will discolor with UV (sun) exposure, and especially if exposed to the sun *and* kept in an airtight container. It's the same reason old keycaps from the 70's will look yellowed and tarnished. You'll want to keep them away from sunlight, and if you store them in an airtight container, keep it in the dark. With yellowed white keycaps, you can sometimes restore them with RetroBright (peroxide gel). With these though, I don't know if it will fix the color or just bleach them more - my guess is it would just bleach them.
Jun 9, 2022
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