Thinking about painting my DS.

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  1. Neko
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    Neko Been a while.

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    Hey guys.
    I was thinking about painting my old DS Phat 'cause the Paint is starting to wear off and the silver isn't that cool.
    I also thought it would be cool to do a cool stencil on the top to finish it off. [​IMG]

    Problem is , I've never done something like this before so I don't know what I need.
    I guess I need to sand off the silver paint before ?
    And I need to get paint , but I don't know which. I figured spraypaint would be the best ?


    Would be cool if somebody could help me out.
    Oh and If I'm really going to do this I will post pictures when it's finished! (Stay Tuned 'cause if everything works it will kickass. [​IMG] )

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    Thanks guys!

    I also found some kind of FAQ :
    http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=59503

    Seems like it's not that hard to paint it.

    Although I don't know if I can use my base color (black) and then paint my stencil over (white) without problems.
     
  2. arctic_flame

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    Spray paint would be the easiest.
     
  3. Topfragger

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    if your going to do this well common sense first.

    watch the video tutorials on taking apart a DS phat,
    i wouldn't worry much about the silver paint, if i were you i would just spray it over with either white or grey as a fresh base then do your paint job over that.

    you need to take apart your DS so you have all the innards gutted out, so that way you are painting only the plastic shell, if the screen protectors are integrated and are not removeable, then cover it's surface with tape but make sure its the right size so that it covers the screen protector plastic alone nothing else, or you will have a frame of grey silver when you finish your paint job.

    once your done make sure the paint dries and then reassemble your DS.
    hope that helps.
     
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    Just to clarify, I did mean seperate all the pieces first, and spraypaint them individually. Only an idiot would spray an assembled electronic device.
     
  6. Panzer Tacticer

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    I spray painted a GBA red one time. It looked like crap and was all sticky so my friend and I took a hammer and went to town on it
     
  8. trikon000

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    you will need a can of acrylic clear coat paint to lock in whatever paint job you did.
     
  9. Panzer Tacticer

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    [​IMG] there's a reason spray cans are called spray bombs by model makers [​IMG]

    They dump more paint on a surface in seconds than you likely needed.

    Ok for that car kit you were messing around with, likely not so wise on a piece of electronics you want to use later.

    Visit the local model/hobby shop. Chances are you can locate someone with an airbrush that can do a mono colour coating with their eyes closed, and your DS survives the experience.
     
  10. HEARDATBEAT

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    use Krylon paint for plastic it's like 5 bucks a can and if you do it in layers you will never need to worry about it fading off because this paint seeps into the plastic just please make sure you do it in layers.
     
  11. trikon000

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    if your gonna stick the can like 4 inches from the targe, of course your gonna put a large amount of paint on it. good range is about 6 to 8 inches away or more for good results. spray cans are used for large objects mostly.
     
  12. Hickeyl

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    take it from me dont hand paint it ....it really FUCKS up

    iv never tryed spray paint but i persume its 100x easyer and safer
     
  13. gizmo_gal

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    I wouldn't mind painting my DS, so I'll be keeping an eye on this.

    I suggest going to BestBuy and Walmart or whatever, looking through the paints, testing them out on some simple, spare peices of plastic. Get a water jug and cut it up, test the paint on the smooth, inside part to find the best paints and how well it does on plastic. Then try the paints on an old cheap tape player or something to see how it does on different plastics.

    You should dissemble the DS first so you will need a tri-wing screwdriver, costs about 2 bucks or less at most places.

    If you dont take the DS apart, then you'd better be darned handy about using tape, plastic, screen protectors etc to keep the screen, mic, speakers and buttons clean.
     
  14. SavageWaffle

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    just buy a case from dealextreme.com
     
  15. RaiDesu

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    I've found that Citadel Paints from Games Workshop works the best.
     
  16. Ferrariman

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    *Cough OrL's DS*
     
  17. Shelleeson

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    i'm here....silly.
    [​IMG] first thing i thought of
     
  18. Panzer Tacticer

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    For those that will insist on painting though, use polycrbonate paint, it's flexible, impact resistant and won't chip off.

    http://www.tamiyausa.com/search.php?q=poly...0&image.y=0

    And I would know, I've worked as a professional modeler.

    Of course if you just want to dump paint on your DS, who am I to stop you [​IMG]
     
  19. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Hey Dominik, here's an example of what NOT to do.

    *EDIT*
    And don't paint it to match your shirt and pants (check OrR's avatar).
     
  20. warmijwilfaain

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    Kent. lolol