It's no bother, that's what we are all here for yes? haha.
Taking off the control panel is easy. YOur stock knobs pull off with pressure. Then you will see that the plate is held in plast to the controls with nuts and washers around the pots. A good set of pliers will get your started and then you can finish unscrewing by hand. Oh and the 2 screws holding it all on to the body. It all comes apart rather easily. The prep work making sure the switches are clean and free of oily residue that remains after manufactuing and the taping of eveyrthing off is the difference between a professional looking job and a messy one.
Choice of paint is up to you. If you go with an accurate off white/cream color, you will want to also age the control panel. I've done with using stains on a CT panel,but it's not all that easy. The ICON is best if you use a couple of coats of KIWI shoe polish..wipe on, let it sit for 30 mins to an hour, wipe off.
If you don't want to age the parts, use an white to slightly offwhite or eggshell colored paint.
Edit: If you have tea cups on currently, I assume you know how to get those off and since this is an ICON, you will be removing the 4 corner screws in the control plate instead of the 2 found on the CT and German basses. I figured you knew that,but want to be thorough. If you need any other info, post up here or feel free to send a PM. That goes for anyone else here. I'm no expert,but will always help if I can.
Last edited by Peacefrog35 : 02-20-2013 at 11:29 AM.