Dyeing a game controller

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  1. sarujo

    sarujo Cavalier

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    So here recently, as a PS4 player, I've been wanting a green Dualshock 4 controller. As green is my favorite color. But both Sony and third-party manufacturers don't offer what I'm looking for. With the closest being a clear green affair. While there are customisers out there, they only offer paint or sticker decal options, which I'm put off by. Since I feel such options take away certain details to the plastic as a whole.

    That's when I remember this community's discussions on plastic dyeing and thought this might be a better alternative than using paint or sticker decals. So I think my question is can this be done on a Dualshock 4 or any gaming peripheral for that matter? Would acetone be necessary for such a project?

    Right now, I currently have my eyes set on using the "Glacier White" variant as a base and going from there. The only thing is that while the top half is indeed white, the bottom half is of a light grey color. So I might consider just doing the top half and getting a black bottom half to reflect the the Magma Red and Aqua Blue variants. Plus, the sections around the button layouts are of a smooth texture, while the rest is a mat texture. And yes, I'm fully aware of the LED lens on the bottom half.
     
  2. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke Flynn Lives TFW2005 Supporter

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    You're going to be able to get much better answers in the customizing questions section under Radicons than the general chat here.
     
  3. Fuzz

    Fuzz Garbage Pail Kid TFW2005 Supporter

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    Why don't you just save the hassle of dying it yourself and order a custom colored controller instead?

    Custom ColorWare Design
     
  4. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I don't know anything about the process of dying controllers, but I do know I've seen people selling controllers that are supposedly dyed. I assume you'd need to use a white controller. And in case it's not obvious, you'd need to disassemble the controller and not dye any of the electronic parts. Past that, I dunno. You might be better off buying a pre-dyed one like Fuzz said.
     
  5. sarujo

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    Okay then. Can somebody higher up move this topic to the appropriate section, please?
     
  6. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    I'll move it over to Creative GD...(tho I thought it should be 'more' TF related) hopefully that'll get you some more ideas! Good luck. :) 
     

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