Ok, I’m working on my player 2 stick, and I’m in need of advice from someone who’s done something like this. I’ve got a T5 case that I want to use, I’ve already removed the art and taken care of the tabs, but I’ve decided I want to patch two of the main button holes, as well as the start and select holes. I don’t want to just use button plugs, as I’ve always disliked the look, and I could use the extra art space.
I’ve patched extra button holes in wooden panels before with a piece of wood cut to fill the hole and some bondo, but I’m not really sure what the best way to do it on a metal panel is. I need a patch sturdy enough that it won’t just pop out at the smallest amount of abuse, since it’s my guest stick and my friends are fairly rough on things. Should I cut a small thin piece of metal and jb weld it to the bottom, then fill the hole with bondo and sand flush? Can I skip the bondo, and just use enough jb weld that it fills the hole too and sand that down? Is there an even better method that I’m overlooking?