3DS XL Painting Scratches

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  1. Parismessios3
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    Hello, I noticed that my 3DS XL (red) has some small scratches on the top housing just below the cameras. Is there any paint that you recommend me to buy so I can fix it? If yes, can you post a link (for UK)?

    Thank you
     
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    I was JUST about to ask this very same question. I have a silver 3DS XL and it has some small scratches on it as well.

    Edit: Oh, except that I need a place in the US.
     
  3. lambstone

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    You can buy replacement housing on eBay now. Costs roughly usd 35-50
     
  4. Wolvenreign

    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Isn't that a little much just to repair a few paint scratches? Will something bad happen to the system if we use matching paint?

    Btw, mine is the Mario and Luigi silver 3DS XL.
     
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  5. migles

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    anyone noticed this console is so easly scratched? i have a ds lite and i had a gbc they felled like hard plastic, 3dsxl got really skinny plastic easly damaged :C

    i find it a hard time to don't damage my 3dsxl
     
  6. DarkKnigh_t

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    thats because the xl has painted plastic with mat colours which can be scratched easy. the ds is tinted pastic.
     
  7. Wolvenreign

    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    So what's the matching color for the silver 3DS XL? I imagine it's something in matte, but what color specifically?
     
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    I must be the only 3DS XL owner that doesn't treat his 3DS XL like shit...
     
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  10. DarkKnigh_t

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    so do i :)
     
  11. Wolvenreign

    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    I literally got mine yesterday and it's already scratched, but I didn't do anything to it.
     
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    When not playing it, I slid mine in its carrying case in sleep mode, and let it charge. But I suppose not everyone is responsible as I am.
     
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    buy a skin then it's ok
     
  15. tbgtbg

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    When not using it, I keep mine in the foam envelope it was packaged in inside the box. No scratches on mine.
     
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    Paint generally doesn't stick very well to plastic. But you could try.
     
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    I kept that foam envelope for months and months until it finally split down the side, then I finally bought a case for it. XD
     
  18. bartimeaus91

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    I've been handling my 3DS with latex gloves inside a foam padded sterile clean room.

    Rage quit a few games and chucked it on the padded floor. Still perfect.

    Then I finally sought out psychiatric help and got a clear tpu case for it.