Ok, so I ordered a violet bezel from madcatz, ordered some violet sanwa buttons from lizardlick. Now I knew that the colors weren’t going to match, but everything arrived today and man was I in for a shock.
So it turns out the photos on lizardlick show “violet”(I even checked these pics on a few different monitors just to make sure it wasn’t just a monitor playing tricks on me) to be quite a bit darker than it actually is. These buttons are almost pink! So I remembered that you can use RIT dye on some plastics, and I only found one post about dying the sanwa buttons and it said there’s a gloss coat that you need to sand off first(well, I’m only going to be staring at the top, so if that’s all I have to sand off with some fine grit that’s no problem), but I can’t find anything with any actual results. Has anyone actually done it? Does it come out blotchy?
And the madcatz “violet” bezel is almost plain blue.
(still waiting for the plexi-panel to arrive, and slacking off on finishing the layout for the art before I print it)
edit: Update in post #12