Step 1 Before you can start tinting your controller shell you want to make sure it's clean. Unscrew the controller and take shell pieces you're tinting and wash it with dish soap and water and then let it dry. After drying tape the outside of the shell with paint tape or clear tape so you don't tint the outside of the shell when tinting the controller.
Step 2 Lay a tarp/cardboard box on the ground or a table as your work area. Make sure your work area is clean and dry before you start tinting and check your shells to make sure they're clean. You don't want any dust, hair, or fingerprints on the inside of your shell.
Step 3 Put your gloves, respirator, and safety googles on and spray your shell from 8" - 12" away and at a slight angle for 10-15 seconds using a Z shaped pattern. You want your sprays to be quick and neat. Repeat this process 2-4 times taking AT LEAST 5 minutes in between each layer. If you add another layer too quick you run the risk of creating puddles in your controller shell and it will not look good at all. I highly recommend waiting 30 minutes to an hour in between each layer.
You can also use this process to tint clear buttons, glass bottles, or clear acrylic.
Snapback Capacitor Guide
Installing a snapback capacitor is simple, easy, and insanely cheap. It takes less than 5 minutes and completely eliminates your snapback. I will always offer snapback capacitors for free. Just stop by booth at an event or add one to a controller purchase from the website for free.
What is snapback? Snapback is a phenomenon caused by the control stick moving/vibrating while returning to center after an input is pressed. This causes you to randomly turn around when performing aerial attacks or using projectiles and can drastically affect the outcome of a match in a close set.
Step 1 (Image 1) Take your controller apart. Pull the plastic brace off and use an exact knife to cut a space for the wires that you'll be soldering onto your board. Be careful not to cut yourself.
Step 2 (Image 2) Apply a small amount of solder to both wires before soldering the wires onto the board. Solder your wires onto the bottom right two points of the stickbox like in the image above. Be careful not to accidentally solder the wires or contacts together while installing the wires. After soldering the wires in use a glue gun to glue the wires to the board. This step isn't completely necessary but helps keep the capacitor in place and stops it from wiggling around inside your controller.
Step 3 (Image 3) Insert the capacitor into the wires screw your controller together. Plug it into a console and hold L + R + START on the character selection menu for 3 seconds. This will reset your controller and it's ready to go! You'll have to manually restart your controller each time you plug it in now but it's a small price to pay for completely removing snapback.