Custom Gamecube Controller

Introduction: Custom Gamecube Controller

In this instructable, you'll see how to disassemble and paint a Gamecube controller to your personal taste.

Step 1: Dissasembly

Dissasembling your controller

-Take out screws. (number of screws may vary depending on brand of controller. mine has six)

-Once all screws are taken out, seperate the controller into two pieces. Take out all internal parts and put them in a safe place until you're done. I used a ziploc bag because of the convenience.

Step 2: Prep

Of course, you're going to need paint to do this. I personally recommend Krylon. It sticks great to the controller without the need of sanding or a primer. you'll also need a clean place to work. I used a large cloth on the ground.

Step 3: Customizing Your Controller

In my case, I used white paint and flicked on red acrylic paint with a toothbrush. To start, spray a light coat from left to right, spraying from each side once, letting it dry in between coats. It took me about 3 coats before it was a good solid white. After the white paint was dry, I flicked red paint on with a toothbrush. after about 20 minutes, I sprayed a clear coat over the white, spraying in the same fashion. Once done, I left it to dry for 30 minutes.

If that's all you want to do, just let it dry for about an hour, then leave it in a cool dry place for a couple days to dry completely. i wanted to add a bit more texture, so i decided to add some fingerprints. I just held it in my hands, moving it around to lightly add them.

Step 4: Finishing

Once you're done, just replace the parts, screw it back together and enjoy your game!

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    5 years ago

    Once I make mine, I'll sell it at my local retro game store :D


    6 years ago

    I just got done customizing my gamecube controller and my right trigger stopped working when I finally got done. Is there a way to fix it?

    mp 15-22
    mp 15-22

    6 years ago

    real good instructables. easy to follow instructions great finishing look. good job son proud of and keep up the good work. will be looking forward to seeing more from you.