These shells are NOT finished and will require light sanding,cleaning, etc. For those that would like a finished shell, they are now available. Click here for this same item, with colored or clear anodizing service. Clear or colored anodizing protects the surface from scratches and oxidation, and fingerprints.
No matter what shell, you will receive the following:
Custom machined front and rear shells
No shell trimming;
No hot glue or cutting fasteners, steel fasteners included;
Side cutout for a micro usb board to upgrade to rechargeable battery (AA batteries are no longer needed)
The finish will be a machined finish
The power switch detent (the 'click') is maintained!
The small Nintendo logo will be omitted from the front housing
Please refer to our FAQ page if you have further questions.
1. If this raw aluminum is purchased (No anodize), it will come as is from machining. Some cleaning, and/or finishing will be needed. 3M fine sanding pads work well. Polishing compound can be use to achieve a shine fairly easily. In short, these are sold to those that would like to sand, polish, paint, or finish on their own.
2. Please note that there has been a recent change to eliminate the IR port hole at the top.