So I work at Fedex Office, and the other day I just randomly thought about the clear vinyl covers we use on book binding, and thought it might just work for making a clear top for your stick. I have a HRAP V3, so it doesnt have an easily replaceable top, just a sticker that you can peel off and lami label on new art. So today I grabbed the 11x17 size to test it out, and I think its just crazy enough to work.
Here is a full sheet, its very thin, and perfectly clear:
So I cut it to size and tested it out when I got home. I just did a rough version without properly attaching it to the stick, just laid it down and put the buttons in to see:
It feels nice with it on, I dont know about durability honestly, but we do use these on presentations and other things that get handled a lot so maybe it will hold up. The best part of this DIY is that you should be able to buy a sheet of this for .50-1.00 depending on how the person wants to price it out to you. I dont have any custom artwork yet for the stick, so I took it off for now, but wanted to show you guys.