[Help] n3DS XL Painting

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  1. Conrad_Hart
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    I recently got a used n3DS Xl MM Edition that is in perfect working condition, but has got quite a lot of scratches on the top and bottom of the shell. The scratches aren't very deep so I was wondering if I should buff the shell with some Maguiar's Ultimate Compound (it's a car polish), but I'm not sure if it will work. On the otherhand I could paint the entire 3DS. I was thinking about going completely black with maybe a design on the top. But if I paint the hinge would that effect the open/closing of the device? I want to disguise a scratch on it that bothered me quite a bit (I'm pretty OCD). Sorry for the long post, will upload pictures soon.
     
  2. Dennis G

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    you can buy a new set of housing of the MM edition for 13 dollars on aliexpress, they are very good.
     
  3. Potato hoarder

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    MFW it sais shipped from China :glare:
     
  4. Dennis G

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    i live in the netherlands and it took 6 days to arrive.
    both of these were bought on aliexpress, arrived fast.

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  6. Dennis G

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    don't think they are clones. they are to well made, the pikachu one is a asia exclusive, you won't get it anyway outside of asia so :P
    don't forget the real ones are made in china aswell. but i think these are as "real" as they can get :P
     
  7. Potato hoarder

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    The pikachu is a n3ds shell?

    Looks like I'll order both :P
    Also, what site do you buy them from?
     
  8. Dennis G

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    yes it's a n3ds coverplate, both are from aliexpress
     
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    The pikachu one is adorable.
     
  10. Dennis G

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    Yeah there was a o3ds xl model with the same pikachu one it, my girlfriend had the choice between that one and a n3ds, so i was so happy when i found the same pikachu cover for the n3ds two weeks ago =)
     
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    Thanks