How do I make my keyboard more resistant to building up grime?

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  1. Pyrenose

    Pyrenose Active Member

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    My keyboard always ends up with a lot of grime on it after like 3-4 months of use. It's a USB attached rubberdome model. What do you guys recommend for keeping my keyboard grime-resistant?
     
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    Alchyr Master of Procrastination

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    clean it off
    (and don't wait for the grime to build up before doing so)
     
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    Try dusting/wiping it off every week?
     
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    dlist Well-Known Member

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    like this solving all your problem.
     
  5. RayPeest

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    get a keyboard cover for it or make a DIY version with saran wrap
     
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    Wear gloves, since most of the grime is from sweat.
     
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    zhainan2157 『Villager No.2157』

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    Maybe don't eat while typing? I never clean my keyboard and they're pretty clean still, after about 3 years now. I do sometimes eat when using the computer, but I always have wet wipes next to my computer for using if I ever want to type something after I eat.
     
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    DJdragone Commander of Food/Gav's Right hand Bun/leg lord

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    damn no just no why do you even have that
     
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    ScipioM [The Box]

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    Wipe it off every couple days and it will be fine
     
  10. Kylarin

    Kylarin Prinny

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    I hate the grime and dirt on a keyboard too (especially since I like eating at my desk while working.)
    Eventually got myself a washable keyboard from Logitech...used to be really cheap and works amazingly well, but they're kinda hard to get now, or expensive. Dunno how other washable keyboard are like, but I just dowse mine under the sink if it's getting dirty and brush it off real quick.
    Works pretty well :)

    For normal keyboards... try spraying it with compressed air and keep your hands clean, I guess? I dunno :D
     
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    13th Echelon Piping Hot Member

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    Clean it with cotton and alcohol regularly everyday or 3 times a week, much better if you have a 1-2 inch brush to keep clean the dust too.
     
  12. Cite

    Cite 『Procrastinator』

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    Lube it ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
  13. pirateking36

    pirateking36 [[Just Another Loner]] [[Lazy Bum]]

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    Use a cover and clean it often
     
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    Ignus Philosopher of Flames

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    Keyboard covers.
    Lots of medical industry keyboards have removable covers that can be washed off.
    The whole set of keys are 1 piece of flexible plastic that is easy to remove to was.
     
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    iamgboy08 Well-Known Member

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    if you have a sweaty palms, then having grimes is normal, what's not normal is you waiting 3months to clean it., just clean it once every week., i know that you are lazy but for the sake of convenient gaming, please clean it once every week
     
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    alcohol wipes and if you have removable key caps take them off and soak them in isopropyl alcohol then bush or wipe.
     
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    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    If you are not picky about keyboards, there are rubber keyboards which can be washed. But make sure you find a good quality one.
     
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    Be proud of the grime, son! Grime means you have a working man's keyboard! with all his passion and hard work poured into a blue collar man's tool. Those sweat and dirt show his love and willpower to build this great nation of ours. Those grimy keyboards should be put on a pedestal and... okay, I'm gonna shut up now....
     
  20. XD

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    I had a dirty response to this, but after reading everyone else's comments I decided to keep it PC.

    Best bet is a keyboard cover/skin. Cheap ones go for around $5.00.

    Another idea (but terrible because it doesn't work as well) is to get those laser projected virtual keyboards. Not good for gaming, but fine for normal typing/chatting.