How 'blue' is "dark blue"..?


#1

I don’t know if this is allowed here and this may be a totally ridiculous question…

But I’m thinking about buying different pushbuttons when my stick arrives and I want a dark blue colored theme. So I’m seriously thinking about buying dark blue pushbuttons.

Thing is, they look almost purple on most websites that sell them, yet I see other players using dark blue buttons that are actually dark blue.

They look VERY purple here and here.

But… they look actually blue here.

May I ask those who have bought dark blue buttons to show me pictures of their sticks? I don’t want to buy these buttons if they aren’t going to match.

Thank you!


#2

“Dark Blue” buttons are actually what we in the West refer to as “Blue” vis a vis Crayola.

“Blue” buttons are the lighter “Sky Blue” - or “Blue Bell”, per Crayola.

As I see it.


#3

Lizardlick seems to have the most color accurate photos and those buttons seem like they are a tad bit purplish. Not an extreme dark blue but they can also look different in different light.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs604.ash2/155673_183613268321399_115882895094437_711806_6803832_n.jpg

This is the brokentier stick that uses those “dark blue” buttons and should give you the most contrast.


#4

That’s a shame.

I want something more this color. :c


#5

You could go for something like this.

Seimitsu PS-15, 30mm Pushbutton, Aqua

or even Navy Blue which is the closest to the Blue you’d like it seems.

http://www.lizardlick.com/Seimitsu-PS-15-30mm-Pushbutton-Navy_p_577.html

They’re not in stock at LL but they may be somewhere else.

They do have the PS-14-G variants in stock though.


#6

Hm… that may be too dark blue. lol

I meant to ask earlier… is it possible to paint pushbuttons?


#7

I don’t see why not. Just get some vinyl dye.

Sanwa buttons do have a protective gloss coat iirc so you may need to sand them, but I don’t think that you’d need to with Vinyl Dye. I’d buy a couple buttons and do some test painting on them first before you paint all of them though. Like try painting one without sanding and try painting another after sanding it.


#8

Sanwa Dark blue is more like indigo, kind of like halfway to a gamecube.
I personally think it is stupid nobody makes a Royal Blue Opaque 30mm pushbutton. The closest you will get is these.
Lizard Lick Amusements - Seimitsu PS-14-KN, 30mm Screw-In Pushbutton, Blue


#9

Yeah i ordered those sanwa blue’s for vewlix & its more like baby blue/turquoise…

What color blue are the ones that come w/ the TE?