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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.
 
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Step 1: Inspect

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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 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 8: Unwrap

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Unwrap all your masking tape.

Step 10: Install buttons and IR

Picture of Install buttons and IR
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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.

Total pictures taken 101
Total pictures used 60 (I shit you not go count them)
Ratio 60%

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senario 1585 years ago
i thought u were going to go :o again
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 ^.^
sbrown (author)  nokittymypotpi34 years ago
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
:0
junits153 years ago
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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same with mine had to paint over
think il just mask over mine
sbrown (author)  ryandale12343 years ago
how unwise
MoshBoshKid3 years ago
how did you mnage to keep the "on" symbol in the midle without paint on it ??
sbrown (author)  MoshBoshKid3 years ago
The clear plastic part comes out
how do i even get the face plate off my halo3 xbox360
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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sbrown (author)  YAMAHAMMER5 years ago
Nice!
sbrown (author)  BombermanBob5 years ago
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.
CaseBoy3 years ago
just made one will post a pic
J 4 M I 34 years ago
how did you remove that lttle button in the middle. Please reply
how do you pop it out? In the tutorial I only saw you take off the transparent circle around it but not the middle center light.
irondaddy5 years ago
what u guys think of these?????????????
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now that is cool
cdousley nabzaf4 years ago
cool

Head Wound6 years ago
What no clear coat?
sbrown (author)  Head Wound6 years ago
You think it needs one?
A clear coat protects the paint color from chipping and ware and tear. Nothing is worst that putting a lot of effort in a custom paint job just to see the paint chip off and see the original color of the object underneath, in your case the original color of the faceplate. From what I seen you did a good job painting the face place, you did nice thin coats of silver paint will almost no drip marks (well none I can see). Also the clear coat, if done right makes a nice surface easily polish to a nice shine.
Unless you have a destuctive:
sibling
roommate
parent (lol)
or neighbor,
you don't need heavy duty covering. It's not like you need to do anything that would harm the case in any way to make the console work...
sbrown (author)  yobwoc4 years ago
Exactly. Every time i plug in anything, i fold the door in with my finger anyway. So far i have had no scratches on my faceplate
When is your faceplate getting ware or tear? It's attached to the xbox which shouldn't be flying across the room.
sbrown (author)  Z-and-B-inc5 years ago
I think he means with the plug and memory card doors. I've had no problems and its been like 8 months.
sbrown (author)  Head Wound6 years ago
I didn't think it would be a big deal. I can't really change it now, everything epoxied up. Next one I make I'll be sure to clear coat it thanks for the tips.
lawlz at the :0 in almost every step. you sir are great.
yo what about some clear coat well ill just do it anyway cant hurt nuthin thnx for the tutorial great one this will help me aloot :0
TY THX for the guide, xbox looks freaking awesome, repainted it a solid red with the lambo insignia stenciled in the sides, thx for the guide again.
mrdepo965 years ago
must... resist... doing... a rising sun design on my xbox!
what's that tag mean when it says don't break these?
sbrown (author)  mrdepo964 years ago
Very thin plastic tabs that hold the button in place
lilalex5 years ago
HE||S YEAH, SB! Thanks for the sweet tute - minus the lack of a final clear coat this is probably the best How To's on faceplate painting I've seen.
hu7775 years ago
Dude wtf..... THERES 74 PICS!
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