Modded Gameboy Color, not much special....

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Re: Modded Gameboy Color, not much special....

Post by Coreykun667 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:03 pm

Hey, this looks really good. Is there a certain way that you did the painting on the buttons? By the way, do you know where I could get the black grip paint? I'm also looking at replacing my broken speaker. What would be a good alternative?

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Post by palmertech » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:17 pm

For painting, I sprayed the front of the buttons silver, and before the paint dried at all, I wiped it on a piece of paper towel. That wiped off the front face of the button, but left the silver paint in the grooves. I had to use my fingernails to chip off what was left on the sides.

I do not know where you can get the grip paint, sorry. This was a long time ago, I forgot exactly what I used. As for a speaker, depends on what you have laying around! Are you sure it is the speaker that is broken, though? Sometimes the sound on the gameboy itself goes out. Tried headphones yet?
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Post by Coreykun667 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:59 am

Oh, ok. As for the speaker, it sounds like there's some rattling in there. Headphones work. I get very faint sound from the speaker. And if I hold it up to my ear, it sounds like a blown out speaker, but it was dropped a long time ago which caused it. I also use plastic primer, right?
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Post by Coreykun667 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:02 pm

Did you paint the inside of the battery compartment? I think I found some of the black rubber grip paint, but I thought it would be a little weird to paint the battery compartment with that.

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Post by palmertech » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:05 pm

I believe I painted the very edges of the inside, so that you could not see the original color through the edges of the battery cover. Other than that, I left it bare.
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Post by Coreykun667 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:24 pm

Oh ok. Did you use plastic primer and a clear coat? And was the rubber stuff spray on? Because the one I found was a spray. Sorry if it seems like I'm bothering you or asking too many questions.

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Post by palmertech » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:28 pm

I did not use plastic primer, I just made sure to clean the shell really, really well with soap and water, and also very slightly roughed it up with 1200 grit sandpaper. I did use clearcoat on the silver, but not on the grip paint.

And no, not a bother at all. I love Gameboy mods, look forward to seeing yours! :)
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Post by Coreykun667 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:43 pm

Was the sand paper to smooth out the scratches?

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Post by palmertech » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:47 pm

No, it was just to make the surface a tiny bit rougher. That helps the paint stick better! Only use very high grit sandpaper, though, or you will end up with scratch marks on the plastic.
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Post by Coreykun667 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:11 pm

Ok. Thanks for all the help and advice! :D I thought that maybe I should paint my GBC to go along with the front light mod and the speaker fix with a speaker from an sp. My friends think I'm crazy, but I don't like playing Dragon Warrior on my SP, because if I tap the cart even the slightest bit, it freezes. :wtf:

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Post by Coreykun667 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:56 pm

Ah, one more question, did you also do the rubber paint on the part that the cartridge slides up against? I the pics it's blocked so I can't really see it.

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Post by palmertech » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:58 pm

Yes, I did, though I did a pretty thin coat to make sure the cart could still slide.
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Post by ChooChooBot » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:23 am

Hey sweet Gameboy. I see you know how to light up cartridge. I managed to make one myself. I'm now looking into making a gba cartridge light up. Do you know if this is possible. If so where would the anode and cathode pegs be?
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Modded Gameboy Color not much special

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