TKC1800 Cocaine White
TKC1800 Sapphire Blue
TKC1800 Cocaine White
TKC1800 Nardo Grey
TKC1800 Nardo Grey
TKC1800 Plum Crazy
TKC1800 Plum Crazy
TKC1800 Yellow Jacket
TKC1800 Yellow Jacket
Test Kit
Test Kit
Test Kit
Test Kit
Test Kit
Test Kit
Test Kit

Test Kit

Regular price $219.00

We will be restocking the third round of TKC1800 kits very soon. Stay tuned, sign up and join the Discord for updates! 

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Featuring a professional automotive finish the TKC1800 starts life as a brand new Cherry G80-1800 case then gets modified by us to deliver the finest looking compact full-size on the market!

The Case

  • The case starts life as a brand new Cherry G80-1800 injection molded case.
  • Top case is sanded clear of texture.
  • Back case is NOT sanded clear of texture.
  • Automotive quality finish applied in 4 steps. Adhesion promoter, primer, base, clear coat. Urethane based automotive paint.
  • Wet sanded and buffed before it leaves the shop. Yes, you can wax your keyboard now.
  • Pain stakingly refurbished by hand in Rochester, MI by Wrecks N Restorations, a professional automotive restoration operation.
  • Tested in house for 6 months with no visible defects.
  • All cases will come cut for plate, it is no longer an option.
  • While the finish is near flawless you may see MINOR imperfections in the finish. The top case is treated as an "A" surface and is scrutinized heavily. The bottom case is treated as a "B" class surface and will show light texture and some minor imperfections. 
  • Color you want is out of stock? Grab a B stock! The defects are hardly noticeable. 


  • QMK Firmware
  • Mini-USB and hardwire connection
  • MX & Alps compatible
  • 2 available positions for USB connection, no more hardwiring the cable (you can if you want to, accommodations are there) 
  • All SMD are pre-soldered from factory
  • Atmel AT90USB1286
  • Onboard I2C interface for future expansion
  • RGB backlight LED support (not included)
  • In switch LED and indicator LED support on PCB
  • SPI interface for tinkering
  • V2 PCB updated to eliminate shorts from screw-in stabs installed too tight

The Plate

  • Brushed Aluminum 1.5mm thick
  • Anodized in choice of color 
  • Allows switch top opening
  • MX Plate allows switch-top opening
  • MX Plate uses PCB mount Cherry style stabilizers
  • Alps Plate uses Costar plate mount stabilizers
  • MX and Alps variants
  • Use of plate requires small modification to case (if you dont buy the case from us) HOW TO VIDEO

      Whats included in the kit?

      • Case 
      • PCB
      • Plate
      • Brand new (improved) bump ons
      • Brass ID tag (A stock color variants)
      • Silver ID tag (B stock and unpainted variants)
      • New front diffuser decal 
      • (5) 3mm LEDs for the indicator lights in choice of color - 3 for indicators, 2 spares



      • Monitors may vary. Colors may appear slightly differently than they do in the photos
      • PCB is GREEN. Black PCBs in photos are preproduction models used to better display the case colors. 
      • Minor defects may be present 
      • There may be small spots of rubbing compound on your case when it arrives; wipe it down with a CLEAN microfiber cloth.