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Thursday, May 3, 2012

McClicky Switch Mod Part 2

Well, I don't think anyone was sufficiently impressed for my liking, so I decided to step it up a notch. I completely disassembled the switch and gold plated all of the internal metal components...even the ones you can't see in the photo :) I bought myself a little gold plating setup a few weeks ago and this was my test run. I also plated the (already nickel plated) retaining ring just to show off :)

24K gold, need I say more ? 


  1. Okay how much will this one cost me, as I want it badly..

    Like seriously...

  2. Unfortunately this is still a stainless spring and hence unsuitable for a contact spring...way too much resistance :(

  3. Looks very nice Jason. Is there really a measurable difference in the resistance? If you make these a reality and the price isn't too high I would be interested in a few....

  4. That is full of win! Can we get comparative resistance readings between the unmodded and the new mod?