As anyone who owns an Xbox 360 can tell you, the controllers can get really grimy from the build up of oil and dirt in the button recesses. Having a white controller doesn't really help to hide that. So here's my rectification of the problem plus it should help cut down on the sweaty hand problem as the surface isn't completely smooth. I didn't manage to get a hold of a camera until after I already had the base coat on the controller so I'll use my other controller as reference to you. Please disregard the ghetto picture and painting setup. I don't happen to own any white furniture or even have any white cardboard lying around so I draped a couple of white towels over my coffee table in order to take the pictures. You'll see later on my ghetto paint setup. Here you can see the dirt build up in the START and BACK buttons as well as in the shoulders buttons/triggers and around them. Next remove the battery cover to begin removal of all seven screws. The seven screws are circled below and while six of them are quite obvious, the seventh one is located under the FCC identification number. In order to facilitate the removal of the screws, you'll need a torx T8H driver. A torx driver of the appropriate size will work, but the screws in the wireless controller include a security pin that will need to be snapped off. A set of jeweler's screw drivers will work instead. Unfortunately, I couldn't locate my jeweler's screw driver so I can't tell you exactly the sizes you'll need. In the picture below, the green one was used to remove the casing screws and the yellow was used to disassemble the directional pad. You can make out the security pin in the screw. The U.S. dime is included in the picture for size reference. The next few steps I don't have picture of but I'll try and explain them as best as I can from memory. After you've removed all of the screws, I found that it's best to lift the face plate up off of the controller instead of the back. All of the face buttons will fall out of place but that's not really that big of a deal. If you lift the back up off of the controller, keep an eye out for the rumble motors which are located in the legs. They're not really secured in place very well and will fall out. Before you can remove the PCB and disconnect the rumble motors, you'll need to remove the silver piece from the bottom of the controller. That can be accomplished easily by pulling out slightly while pulling up. The PCB and rumble motors should now lift out fairly easily. You might want to go ahead and disconnect the rumble motors to avoid accidentally snapping the wires later on. If you wish to remove both the right and left trigger buttons, read the rest of this post. If you wish to move on then skip on to the next post by me. Alright! Well right here is the fun part folks. I sat here for quite awhile while trying to figure out how to remove the trigger button without breaking the entire assembly. So here are some rough step-by-step instructions with pictures included. *Disclaimer!* Putting the trigger buttons back on can be a royal pain. I scratched the PCB while putting the left trigger button back on to take step-by-step pictures to post here. Luckily it's just a surface scratch and doesn't look to have broken any circuits. If it has I guess I'll take the controller apart and fix it after final assembly. Now on to the pictures. Sorry about the flash but that was the only way I could get my camera to take a clear shot of these steps for some odd reason. The glare on the PCB shouldn't be much of an issue though. 1. Pull to the left2. Push to the right and push down slightly 3. Squeeze together and pull up 4. Remove spring and place in a safe location5. Lift up6. Slide to the right And we're done removing the trigger button! Repeat the steps above but reverse the left and right directions to remove the right trigger button. Here's what you should be looking at now. I'll proceed to the painting steps in my next post. I'm still working on taking pictures of what all has been done so far and continuing my work. More later on today.