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5170 keyboard caps/scroll/num label won't stay down...

alank2

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I've already tried to use some double stick tape, but it kept coming up in the center. I can see where maybe I shoudl have cleaned off the existing adhesive first - it shouldn't be hard to get that off the keybaord side, but I'm a little concerned with how much I attack the label itself. It has adhesive and what looks like the remnant of tape on the backside although it looks like it is plastic and made thick enough to take a little rough cleaning. Has anyone done one of these before? Any tips? I was going to start with some 100% IPA on the keyboard and see what it does to the adhesive.
 

Chuck(G)

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I reattach lots of labels using Scotch Super 77 adhesive. It may work for you.

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alank2

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I may have some of the spray laying around somewhere - I'll see if I can get the adhesive off the keyboard side. If that comes easy, maybe I'll try it on the label too, else I'll just try the spray adhesive and see how it does.
 
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