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#1 Ghost In Black

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:29 AM

Ok to start off I got 1000 and 2000 grit sandpaper, blue painter's tape, blue & black vinyl paint, primer, and clear coat from Autozone. (I used Duplicolor but I know a lot of people use Krylon too.) You'll also need an X-Acto knife which you can get from any hobby store.

Now to paint the case-
1.Sand the whole case with 1000 grit sandpaper.
2.Apply a light/medium coat of primer.

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3.Wait about 45 minutes, and if it needs another coat of primer, apply it. Otherwise, spray on a light coat of blue.

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4.Sand the blue with 1000 grit sandpaper.
5.Apply another medium coat of blue. Wait for ~45 minutes again.

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6.Sand the whole case with 2000 grit sandpaper.
NOTE: You will not have to sand any more after this! If you do so, it might ruin your controller.
7.Put on the third coat of blue.

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Now you have the base coat, blue.
8.Take out your painter's tape and cut a piece off. Maybe ~ 10in.
9.Put the tape on a cutting board or other hard surface; using an X-acto knife, cut a design out of the tape. This will be one stripe in the design. Make as many stripes as you plan on using.
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10.Put the tape on your controller, making SURE you have the tape firmly on the plastic.

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12.Paint the controller again with a coat of BLACK this time. Make sure the first coat is very light.

(3rd coat)
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13.After applying about 3 coats of black carefully take off the tape.
14.Put one or two clear coats on the whole thing and then you're done!
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#2 Dropshott

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:04 PM

Very cool. Might try this today with red tiger!

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 03:37 PM

Lookin very nice, great tut too. I might have to do something like this once I can get another controller.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:30 PM

Job well done!! Came out very smooth and nice looking. Nice work!

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:49 PM

Nice Tutorial! biggrin.gif

Thanks for posting!

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:10 AM

Awesome tut! I google'd "how to paint blue tiger" and saw this...Perfect love.gif
lol.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:27 PM

hey good tut, DO you know if it would work with vinyl dye?

But the main thing is how does the painter tape work. Wouldn't it get creases in it when you go over parts that aren't flat?

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:33 AM

QUOTE(Protolisk @ Apr 23 2009, 07:19 AM) View Post

hey good tut, DO you know if it would work with vinyl dye?

But the main thing is how does the painter tape work. Wouldn't it get creases in it when you go over parts that aren't flat?

Not really. Just gotta squish it tight down with your fingernails to work out the creases. It's fairly workable.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:42 PM

cool. I'll try it some time.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:31 PM

not a fan of the 'shape' of the squiglies (tiger stripes don't look like that) but it's well done.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:47 PM

nice job m8 i might try this on my 360

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 02:59 AM

QUOTE(Dropshott @ Apr 19 2009, 07:56 AM) View Post

Very cool. Might try this today with red tiger!

If you do this make sure to post pics because I'm thinking about doing a red tiger one and would like to see how it turns out.

QUOTE(Protolisk @ Apr 23 2009, 08:19 AM) View Post

hey good tut, DO you know if it would work with vinyl dye?

But the main thing is how does the painter tape work. Wouldn't it get creases in it when you go over parts that aren't flat?

I'm not sure if it would work with dye as I've never tried dying anything. I don't think it would turn out as good though because the dye would slip under the tiny creases that the spray paint can't get under.

QUOTE(Gfaja @ Apr 24 2009, 11:23 AM) View Post

not a fan of the 'shape' of the squiglies (tiger stripes don't look like that) but it's well done.

Ok I'll have to check into that on the next one I do and then see how it turns out wink.gif

Edited by Ghost In Black, 25 April 2009 - 03:00 AM.





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