How to Lube Stabilizers With Toothpick (No Desoldering Needed)

How to Lube Stabilizers With Toothpick (No Desoldering Needed)

If you’re looking for the easiest way to lubricate your keyboard’s mechanical stabilizer without having to do heavy work like unsoldering and re-soldering, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are some steps that you must take to lubricate your stabilizer without having to do desoldering easily, quickly and efficiently using only Toothpicks.

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Tools Required To Lube Stabilizers Without Desoldering

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Lube Switches Without Desoldering
  • Keycap Puller: To Remove Keycaps
  • Dielectric Grease: To Lubricate Stabilizerr
  • Scissors: For cutting small particles
  • Tweezers: To handle small things
  • Toothpick: For lubricating stabilizer parts
  • Tissue: For cleaning lubricant

To lubricate the stabilizer without desoldering, you need some simple tools such as a keycaps puller to remove all the mechanical keyboard keycaps, Toothpick to lubricate the lubricant into the stabilizer gaps, Dielectric Grease or special stabilizer lubricant (if any) to lubricate the stabilizer, Tissue, and Tweezer to lift the stabilizer when adding lubricant.

Lube Stabilizers Without Desoldering By Using Toothpick in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Remove the keycaps with a keycap puller

The first step you have to do is, remove all keycaps from the switch using the keycaps puller.
This is to avoid soy sauce and other parts being exposed to lubricant when lubricating the stabilizer. You can also do this by only opening keycaps that have stabilizer only.

Step 2: Put Lubricant on a toothpick

Do not put too much lubricant on the toothpick, use just enough so that the application of the stabilizer becomes easier.

Apply liberally as the purpose of the grease is to fill the gap between the metal rods and the stabilizer white housing so that they stop rattling. Make sure you get everything around this metal rod.

Lift thLift the stabilizer shoulders with a tweezer, lifting the stabilizer so that the metal bar housing is visible. Apply lubricant evenly on the iron rod and housing. Look at the image below:

Apply the lubricant evenly with a toothpick evenly on the housing and metal stabilizer rod.

Do the same for all existing stabilizers, no need to use too much lubricant, what is needed is that all parts of the housing and metal stabilizer rods get sufficient lubrication.

Step 3: Clean the grease that is exposed to the Switch and Plate

Clean all the lubricant that is exposed to the plate and mechanical keyboard switches using a tissue so that other components are not dirty, because dust can easily stick to the lubricant attached to the plate and switch.

Step 4: Sound Test on All Lubricated Keycaps

At this stage of the sound test, you can tell which stabilizer has been evenly lubricated. pressing the button will help spread the lubricant on every untouched side especially the housing and metal rods. Listening to the sound after lubricating the stabilizer is an important step to ensure that all the lubricant is evenly distributed or not.

If you press soy sauce and you still hear the sound of friction, then it is a sign that the lubricant is not evenly distributed, if the friction sound has disappeared the sound of soy sauce when pressed will be muffled and soft.

Step 5: Reinstall all keycaps

Reinstall all the keycaps that you removed. This is the last very easy stage. You just need to remember the position of the button with the switch. Press the keycaps until you hear a “Tikk” sound, meaning that the keycaps are installed correctly.

And you’ve managed to lubricate the stabilizer without desolder just by using a toothpick.

Why Lubricate Your Keyboard Mechanical Stabilizer?

This is the easiest, cheapest, and most appropriate way to maintain your keyboard’s mechanical stabilizer. In addition to lubricating the stabilizer to maintain the stabilizer housing and metal rods, lubricating the stabilizer can improve the performance of your soy sauce for the better.

Lubricating the stabilizer can also eliminate the frictional noise that irritates the ears on the stabilizer. The friction that occurs between the metal rod and the stabilizer housing made of plastic is quite disturbing, and the way to eliminate it is to apply lubricant to the rubbing parts.

Why Lubricate Your Mechanical Keyboard Without Desoldering?

This is the easiest and fastest way to lubricate the keyboard mechanical stabilizer without having to open all the keyboard mechanical components such as switches and others. You only need to open the keycaps and apply lubricant with just a few tools. Lubricating without desoldering can be done using simple tools and requires a short amount of time.

While out there, you will find tutorials on how to lubricate the stabilizer with fairly complicated steps. You are asked to open the Switch from the PCB, open the stabilizer and apply lubricant. And this requires a soldering process during reassembly. This isn’t too difficult for a hot swappable mechanical keyboard, but what about a mechanical keyboard that has a standard PCB? of course it would be very troublesome.

Conclusion

By only using simple tools that are easily available such as toothpicks, tissues, and lubricants, you can lubricate the stabilizer on your mechanical keyboard perfectly without the need for desoldering which will be very inconvenient and take a long time.

Opening the switch by removing the solder and putting it back in after the stabilizer has been lubricated is a very inconvenient thing. Therefore, we created this article to provide a simple, easy, and quick tutorial to lubricate your keyboard’s mechanical stabilizer using just a toothpick.

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