Can I Use Nail Polish To Paint Joy-Con?

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    will it damage the plastic?
    and if it doesn't...
    will polish remover damage the plastic if i want to repolish?
     
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    styrofoam cup
     
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    Try it yourself and tell us how you go.

    Not sure if nail polish will do any damage, I wouldn't risk it. Nail polish remover is mainly acetone. It will fuck up most plastics.

    If you want some cool design on your joycons you should hire a professional.
     
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    Nail polish probably won't damage the Joy-Con casing, but might not give you a smooth surface when set.
    Unfortunately, nail polish remover will damage plastics, as it contains acetone. Acetone will severely dissolve plastic and should not be used on or near Joy-Cons.

    (source: once accidentally splashed a drop of nail polish remover onto a Game Boy casing, it immediately reacted with the plastic)
     
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    the nail polish will not remain on the joycon you'll be lucky for it to last a week for continuous use! but at least it will look:
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    Why not just get spray paint? Doesn't cost that much.
    Literally cheaper than nail polish for cost to volume
     
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    because then you have to sand and finish it
     
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    Yeah and that's how you make it last a long time. Just print nail polish on it will come off over time. Just do it the proper way.
     
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    Aren't the joycons dead easy to disassemble? Just take em apart, clean, spray, sand.

    I just used a skin though
     
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    What do you think Styrofoam is made of?
     
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    i want to draw on it though, but have a way to wipe it off if i want a redesign, And have it still feel glossy
     
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    Don't use nailpolish, you can still paint it how you like but you still gotta sand it.
     
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    I can confirm from personal experience that nail polish remover can damage plastic.
    I can also confirm that nail polish itself should never be used on anything other than nails. Even after it's been removed, it can leave stains and other damaged spots. It's better to disassemble the device and use spray paint instead.
     
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    dammmnnnnn!
     
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    isn't science fun?!
     
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