Minor Cosmetic Damage on Cobalt/Black DS Lite

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Apr 4, 2009
  1. aphirst
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    I'm sure you're all aware of the construction of a Cobalt/Black DS Lite.
    On the metallic blue portion of the console, almost bang on the right-corner, there is a small (2-3mm) mark. As such, a small fleck of the metallic coating is no longer present. [​IMG]

    It's not particularly noticeable, but does anyone have any ideas for what I could put on the corner to in effect "repair" it? I was thinking of the order of some sort of metallic paint (applying a very thin layer to that small portion); I would obviously need the right shade. Car body paint springs to mind, but I did a quick Google search, and couldn't find it in small quantities (I don't need more than a few millilitres).

    Any help would be *greatly* appreciated, and I'll post a photo when I can find my camera.
     
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    not even worth the trouble, try to cover it with a silicone case or something. as far as car touch up paint, put a little bit, let it dry, and sand down the excess. i don't know of any car that matches that color..maybe you should try a Chevy Cobalt :lol j/k.
     
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    "Sand down the excess"? I just had a horrible mental image of me taking sandpaper to my precious DS. [​IMG]
    Obviously, a Silicone case would obscure the damage, but it would obscure the fact that I have a Cobalt/Black DS Lite, which is sort of the point in my getting one in the first place.

    "Chevrolet Cobalt...", I suppose I could take my DS somewhere where I might be ale to get hold of car touch up paint. I'd need to research where exactly I could do that (bricks and mortar, I mean).

    Thanks a bunch! [​IMG]

    Any other ideas would be appreciated, as well. [​IMG]
     
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    Just find a color that would match it...personally I think the Lexus IS-F blue would match but that's me, look it up if you want and tell me what you think. Got any pics of the damage?
     
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    Just some finality - I got myself a SHOCK! replacement shell, which a very kind friend swapped out for me. It looks fantastic, feels great, and we only had to mod it in a couple of places (one of the triggers had to be modified such that it pressed the actual button at the right time through the press; and we had to use blutac to hold a ribbon cable in the right place to ensure a good connection - I might get a replacement screen if that problem comes back). It's sexy matt black, and the only difference in feel from an OEM case is the slight difference in hinge opening-angle. It's fine for me though. [​IMG]

    If that gets damaged, though, I'll just get one of those DX replacement shells and swap parts when necessary.

    *Pics will be posted when I find my camera*
     
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    car shop and have them match the color with touch up paint. then touch it up. most should be able to match the color
     
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    I was going to suggest you find a friend with an airbrush, and then paint both shoulders a contrasting colour, trying to match it would be nearly impossible.
     

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