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Weirdness: Uncomfortable Sanding To Make Glossy Plastic Look Like Brushed Metal

Posted by Ken Barnes

This could make you moist-eyed

Remember how Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have made their current console systems ALL have stupid dust-trap glossy sections on them?

Remember how annoying it is to constantly dust them day after day after day after day, only to find that by the time you've put the duster away, they need cleaning again?

Remember how you didn't have anything going on today that would make you wince in pain?

Well, the clever folks at Snazzy Labs have come up with a solution for all three of those problems, you lucky duck! Sanding down your lovely new glossy games consoles to make them look like brushed metal is their proposed solution. All you need is an expensive games console, and some sandpaper or Scotch-Brite.

Note that if you decide to do this, it really, really isn't our fault. The effect is kind of interesting, though...

User Comments (6)



EternalDragonX said:

I stopped the video after he said "its the glossy plastic we all hate" actually most of us love it which is why market research told the companies to create the consoles this way.



hYdeks said:

yaa, I agree with @EternalDragonX I actually like the glossiness, and a solution to it, if you hate it, is DEFINITELY NOT sanding your expensive brand new system! ><



bobbypaycheque said:

I honestly am waiting to get the Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle because I like how glossy white consoles look. Have never regretted getting my white Wii U. The dust is still probably there, along with fingerprints, but its all so much harder to see.



Vincent294 said:

White consoles, black handhelds and controllers. The former is dust proof and the ones we touch too much to collect dust are then saved from our fingerprints.

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