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Sinetwo
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Oct 27, 2016
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Can you replace the screws? They look like they're a bit too shiny and they're poking out which can be severely annoying.
Oct 27, 2016
AndrewLekashman
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Oct 27, 2016
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It's your keyboard, you can remake it as you see fit!
Oct 27, 2016
Sinetwo
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Oct 27, 2016
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Indeed! But the screws and fixtures I assume are proprietary? Or are they're easy to replace? Thanks!
Oct 27, 2016
Iaeen
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Oct 27, 2016
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That's true, the posts are custom made. That being said, if you are looking at totally replacing them that doesn't really matter. You're just looking for some fastener that fits in the hole and is more to your liking.
You could also consider mounting them the other way around. The "bottom" of the post is a lot flatter than the screw head, so that might solve the protrusion issue.
Oct 27, 2016
Data
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Oct 27, 2016
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The screws are M3 button heads. You can replace them with any M3 size, 0.5mm threaded screw at least 6mm long and no more than about 16mm, fully threaded. I don't know the exact length of the kit screws. The bottom inserts are CAPPED, M3 x 0.5mm threaded stand-offs and they will be much harder to find in the dimensions required. Recommend you use the inserts that come with the kit.
Oct 27, 2016
Sinetwo
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Oct 27, 2016
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Thanks. The only reason I ask is to slightly customise and use accent colors in screws as I would with the keycaps. Thanks for your response, much appreciated
Oct 27, 2016
Azariah
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Oct 28, 2016
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This is how I did mine. I didn't even think about having the screw heads at the top. Just assumed that it would be designed to have the flat tops of the standoffs on the top of the keyboard.
Oct 28, 2016
SamPittman
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Oct 28, 2016
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Regarding the poking-out: 1. They don't touch your hands, at least. 2. I think they could be mounted in the reverse direction, so that only a stainless-steel disk is showing on top. The rubber feet are taller than the screw-heads, so I think the screw-heads could be on the bottom.
EDIT: But then they are still shiny.
Oct 28, 2016
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