paint peeling away

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by mike a, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. mike a
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    so recently I noticed on the lower corners of the bottom part of my 3ds, the paint is peeling away/coming off. has this happened to anyone else??

    yes, btw sometimes ill eat a few chips or something while playing,, maybe that has something to do with it,, or they use crappy paint
     
  2. wormdood

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    behind a parental advisory sticker
    ashes to ashes . . . its called wear . . . yes it happens and your circle pad (/c-stick) yellows
     
  3. The Real Jdbye

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    It happened to my cousin only a couple months after he got the 3DS, he has the metallic blue n3DS. It's pretty bad, the paint is basically all gone where he grips it when playing.

    I'm wondering if the metallic paint they use on the n3DS is just lower quality, because none of my 3DSes have had that problem, not my o3DS or o3DS XL or my small n3DS.
     
  4. Lacius

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    It has happened to the sides of my D-pad. Considering the 3DS is from 2011, I'm not surprised.
     
  5. mike a
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    I got mine a year ago
    lmfao
     
  6. proflayton123

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    I've only had this problem with metallic casing on my O3DS XLs but apart from the rest it's been okay
     
  7. ThoD

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    This happens with all metallic paint, it's because of sweat, same as the yellow on the analog stick. Either wipe your DS clean after playing for more than a hour or so or stop complaining. Sweat oxidizes metal and metallic paint is even more prone to it, so it gets brittle and peels off. On the other hand, plastic paint like the one on the 2DS never wears off because it doesn't oxidize.
     
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  8. mike a
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    Thanx Nintendo,, I guess we dropped the ball on that one too huh
     
  9. DinohScene

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    The paint layer on me X button and Dpad has cracked.
    Paint layer on the Dpad has completely come off tho.
    Mostly due to me as I simply peeled it off.

    But yes, the 3DS's paint layer is indeed not the best.

    Oh, forgot to say, launchday black 3DS.
     
  10. 8BitWonder

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    Is it something like this?
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  11. xdarkmario

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    I have a friend that all of his paint peeled off and it looks horrible so he just peeled the test off and now it's a full black n3ds lol.

    Sent from my MI 5X using Tapatalk
     
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