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Old 09 December 2016, 09:48   #35
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Originally Posted by witchmaster View Post
Both the original snes gamepad and the ibuffalo one have the black finish where the buttons press, the cheaper copies don't have that, I think that black material is best suited for those rubber buttons, does anybody know what material it is?
It's most likely some sort of carbon-based resin, similar to the carbon pads on the back of the rubber domes that conduct electricity across the gaps in the contact. It helps prevent tarnishing of the contacts, but isn't essential really, I think anyone who's willing to mod a controller might be happy enough to open and clean it every 10 years or so.
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