Amazing DSL Custom Paint Job. No more yellowed R/L also. :D

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Repgahroll, Mar 8, 2010.

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Did you appreciate the custom paint job?

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  1. Repgahroll
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    Repgahroll Member

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    Hello there [​IMG]

    Just bought an (very-) used white NDS Lite. It was very yellowed where the plastic doesn't have the transparent acrylic cover.
    I tried to clean it using alcohol and toothpaste, everything became as white as snow but the R/L Buttons, the yellowing somehow penetrated into the plastic.

    So no other idea popped in my mind than just repainting the buttons. However, I didn't wanted to repaint white again, because it would surely stain again.

    So, looking for a way to "workaround" this uglyness, I realized that it's possible to make a nice-unique and very beautiful combination by painting only the matte part with a different colour and letting the shiny part as is.

    The colour I choose is black because it was the only available [​IMG].

    I disassembled the 'little toy' and sprayed (special permanent painting spray for plastics) the entire inner parts and the outer parts was fully covered using quality tape, letting uncovered the matte strips that merges with the R/L buttons, which were sprayed separately.

    I also decided to spray the select and start buttons so it doesn't "break" the colours simmetry. And using a special permanent marker pen I also painted the volume and power switches symbols. These marker is called "permanent" but it will surely be gone after some time though.

    Ok, here are the pics; i hope you like and be inspired to do something similar (and even better) with yours.

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    Thanks and sorry my english,

    EDIT:
    Please, don't mind the ugly and gayish pink stylus [​IMG] i'm gonna buy a black one.
    Also, I voted "Yes" hehehe [​IMG].

    EDIT2:
    Also, I don't have the slot 2 cover. They doesn't ship to my country and here's impossible to find it. I'm gonna make a homemade one though.
     
  2. Whipple

    Whipple GBAtemp Regular

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    That looks really nice.
    You did more than a repair, you really enhanced the unit.
    Good job!
     
  3. rockstar99

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    Wow great work, I once tried painting my stylus to dark blue but it went all.. Blegh! [​IMG]
     
  4. Rydian

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    Do want! That's an awesome style!
     
  5. gameguy95

    gameguy95 Needs More Furries!

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    i wouldn't call it amazing but it was pretty good
     
  6. Getting_Better

    Getting_Better Advanced Member

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    That's really cool.
     
  7. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    your battery is dying lol but in all seriousness that does look pretty nice =)...
     
  8. ENDscape

    ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

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    So you painted that? Hmmm, it looks like you bought parts and disassembled and put them back together. Which means nice paint job!
     
  9. grimtooth

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    looks ok, nothing special. sorry :-)
     
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I guess I just have a white/black fetish. [​IMG]
     
  11. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

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    its an OREO DS! [​IMG]

    i like oreos.
     
  12. DarkMario616

    DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I like this style very much :3 I'd buy it if they had this as a DS color.
     
  13. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    This looks pretty good. A lot better than that Lost in Blue one from a few years ago (old meme)
     
  14. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    That's one effing sweet DS! [​IMG]
     
  15. Sicklyboy

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    Thats looks great [​IMG] I hate how the shoulders yellow so easily >_>