Painting Aluminium Controller Faceplates

Has anyone tried painting the aluminium controller faceplates? If so, did you use any primer before or etching solution?

You’ll probably want to sand it down first

I haven’t tried yet, but I presume I will sometime in the near (maybe January?) future.

It is a metal, so I would recommended a metal-binding paint. And like @NYYLE said, would recommended sanding with a 500 grit first to really make that paint stick.

You might want to put a clear coat to protect the paint. But a thin coat otherwise you’ll lose that metal feel.

I’ll make a tutorial when I finally get around to it if someone else hasn’t beat me to it.

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Nice one. I’ll be having a go in January, so I’ll post how it goes once I’ve finished.