Custom Xbox 360 Faceplate

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Introduction: Custom Xbox 360 Faceplate

Learn how to repaint a xbox 360 faceplate to suit your needs/tastes.

I recently bought a remote for my xbox 360. The remote came with a custom faceplate, however it was white and would not match my elite well. Since it was practically free, and they are dirt cheap, I decided to repaint it.

Step 1: Inspect

I carefully looked over each area and decided the best way to operate on it.

Step 2: Remove Doors

Remove the memory doors and usb doors

Step 3: Remove Buttons

Carefully remove the two buttons as shown in the images.

Step 4: Remove IR

This is hard to do, don't break it or it will look stupid.

Step 5: Sand

Sand it or it will look like shit.

Step 6: Prime

Prime it or it will look like dog shit, trust me i have ruined many models from not priming, so just do it.

Step 7: Paint

Let your primer dry at least one hour, i waited 2 hours.

Then let your paint dry at least one hour

Step 8: Unwrap

Unwrap all your masking tape.

Step 9: Install Doors

Install the doors.

Step 10: Install Buttons and IR

Install buttons and IR

Step 11: Epoxy Things Down

Now you have to ensure your stuff doesn't move.

BTW Syringe epoxy is the most useless thing ever created.

Step 12: Admire

I am happy with my work, except slot b, which i sprayed too long with the final coat.

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Total pictures used 60 (I shit you not go count them)
Ratio 60%

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    No, no, no, It's :0 (a zero). :)

    Wait so how did you avoid getting paint on the middle clear Power button, where you can see the green light?

    Hope to try this soon once I get a reply ^.^

    2 replies

    Just pop it out, it comes out really easy

    hi there,
    ive managed to get the circular power button out but i can't get the plastic power icon out within that. I dont want to spray over it coz itll look crap - ive tried forcing it out and it rips the plastic off!
    please help!
    thanks

    I'm never going to see that USB cover the same way again. Also nice shitbrix joke too haha! :)

    I just found out we have differeent face plates

    http://console.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTE0ODI3MzIyODhhSHBOazV6RFNfMl80X2wuanBn

    mine is like the one on the left and yours is like the one on the right >.>

    So I guess I'm just going to paint over the center light  ;P

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    1 reply

    same with mine had to paint over

    how unwise

    how did you mnage to keep the "on" symbol in the midle without paint on it ??

    1 reply

    The clear plastic part comes out

    THIS IS HOW I DID MINE. JUST SIMPLE ACRYLIC. IT ALLOWS FOR TEXTURING THOUGH. ALSO ADDED THE B BUTTON JUMPER SO I DONT HAVE TO TAKE MY THUMB OFF THE STICK TO MELEE.

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    If you notice a seam, look at the bottom of the faceplate (if it is standing up). There should be a little indent were you can grab it. You have to pull fairly hard.

    just made one will post a pic

    how did you remove that lttle button in the middle. Please reply