I'm seriously considering painting my black sega sports DC. When I picked it up cheap about a year or so ago, I had the idea that if I wanted to, I could fairly simply modify it to look like the out-of-my-price-range JPN only Silver dreamcast. Why paint the sports model instead of one of the grey models? -Unlike the standard grey models, the sports model comes with the dreamcast logos on the lid and controller with a black background, which closely matches the silver model. Additionally, the silver model is really only silver on the top part of the shell, with the lower half, the controller port plastic bar, and the modem among other parts, still being black plastic just like the sports model. In fact, I have seen photos of a heavily used silver controller, which confirm what I somewhat expected - which is that the silver coloring on the silver DC is put on a piece of black plastic (part of the silver controller I saw had been worn on the corner by the L trigger, showing black plastic underneath the silver color). Here is a picture of the silver model: and the sega sports model for comparison This is just for my personal usage and enjoyment, I'm not trying to make counterfeits or anything Now, I've seen some great DC paint jobs where the paint looks really great and akin to the plastic coming naturally that color - and I've seen some horrendous paint jobs where the paint is all goopy and sticky looking. I've never painted a console before so I wanted anyone who had a good experience to give some tips: -what is a good paint to use? -in your opinion, will the silver color be opaque on the black plastic? How many coats should I do? -should I sand or otherwise remove the Sega Sports logo on the lid first? Would it probably shine through the paint? -is it necessary to sand or use magic eraser on the plastic before I paint? -should I use some kind of sealing agent or glossy finish thing on the paint when I'm done, for protection and/or for a more natural looking finish? I really have no experience with painting at all. -if I paint the controller, is the fact that I use the controller frequently with my hands going to make the paint rub off after a couple months? I'd just be doing a really basic paint job, spraying the top half of the case, and the part of the controller that comes silver with the silver DC.