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DIY shine-through caps

Prototyping NP profile shine through by neXus5169.

Love the NP profile blanks but I miss my RGB for layers etc. Cannot find any XDA / NP profile black with shine through so I decided to try it home made style.

2 mm hole on top, 3 mm hole bottom filled with hot glue from the inside (used tape on the outside to make it leveled).

Looks quite okay.

More pics:

Was also wondering if epoxy or even nail polish could be better to fill the dot.

Published on Sat 19th Jun 2021. Featured in KBD #31 (source).

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