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[Tutorial] How To Spray Paint Your Xbox 360 Controller
Ok this tutorial is going to go over how to spray paint your 360 controllers
I am going to be writing this in assumming that you already have your controller opened so here we go
1. Lay lots of newspaper down to prevent your spay damaging anything
Ok before you get on with your spraying i am going to give you two tips, these are not esential but i highly recommend them
Tip 1: To prevent any of it running through the holes for the buttons what i did was simply put some tape on the bottom of the holes like so:
Tip 2: Also to prevent any sticking in the directional pad i rolled up some kitchen role into a circle and placed it in like so:
REMEMBER: To remove it while it is still drying as it may get stuck if you do not remove it!
As i said they parts are up to you, anyway lets continue.
2. Place your top part of your controller in the center and spray your first coat of primer onto it
3. Let it dry, once dry apply a second coat
Your controller should now look like this
Not much difference right? Yeah basicaly the controller has absorbed the primer to prepare it for the paint.
4. Now is time to apply the paint, the amounts of coats differs from person to person, so basicaly apply as many coats as you need until you are happy
(Remember it is best to use light coats over soaking it on a first try)
Your result should look something like this:
5. Once it is 1000% dry you are ready to apply your sealer, basicly again this differs from person to person, but in general two coats is enough
That is what it should now look like
6. once your top is done repeat the steps for the bottom
In the end you should have something like this:
Congrats you now have a new custom painted controller
If you found this usefull then +rep is essential XD
Other tips and tricks
[i]1. The holes for the screws are fairly deep, if you want those black, you're gonna have to spray right in them.
2. Use light passes to keep it from building up in the wrong places. 3-4 light, quick coats should do it.
3. Depending on the type of paint, let an hour or two go by to let it set, don't rush it.
4. And if you have areas you want masked off, I'd suggest spending a couple of bucks on blue painters tape, it's easier to mold than paper towels
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you can totally tell it was spray painted but still it looks good... nice tut