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My first instructable; on how to custom paint your PS3 controllers. Thanks for checking it out.
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Step 1: Gathering Materials

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First, you're gonna want to gather all the materials you need... PS3 controller, small philipshead(+) screwdriver, small flathead (-) screwdriver, toothbrush, utility knife, painter's tape, ziplock bag, latex gloves, any colors of spray paint you want

Step 2: Removing the Internals

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First you'll want to use a small philipshead (+) screwdriver to separate the two halves of the shell. Once you take the back piece off, under the lithium ion battery there is another small screw that holds the motherboard in place. Take that screw out and put it somewhere safe. If you have a dualshock 3 controller, the vibration motors have little tabs that's hold them into place in the handles. Squeeze those and carefully pull the rest of the motherboard out. Don't mind the L and R buttons. They'll probably fall off, but that's okay. Once you remove that, take out the rest of the buttons and pieces such as the D-Pad and start and select buttons. Keep them in a safe place so you don't lose them. Also make sure to remove the clear LED plastic piece. You can get it out with a small screwdriver.
PatrickT32 months ago

Thanks man! I made it! But i ran into some problem but i fixed it. So thanks man!

Here is the final product. I know it's not great but it's my first time!

Again. Thanks man!

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alexjt96 (author)  PatrickT32 months ago
That looks sweet! I might actually make one like that myself! What paint did you use?
ayoisjohn1 year ago

Hi ! How do you paint the controller to make him have like shiny sprinkle (I dont know how it called ) Just like your pictures below.

& thank you very much !

alexjt96 (author)  ayoisjohn2 months ago
It's a special type of spray paint. The green one was something my dad had leftover when he painted the bed cap for his truck. The bronze one was a rustoleum metallics with a grain like texture to it. Really neat effects
PatrickT32 months ago
I love the white and red one at the bottom.
alexjt96 (author)  Science_Geek991 year ago