Hey Guys, for those like me who have already replaced a controller due to worn out rubber on the thumbsticks, or are contemplating it because the rubber tops are thinning or peeling, i came up with this temporary solution.
I took a pair of my 5yr old daughters old black mittens and cut off the thumb tips, then i placed it over each thumbstick and sewed the open bottom around the stick part itself and pulled it nice and tight, almost making a type of winter hat for the thumbsticks.
Now you would think it would make it loose or maybe your finger might slide off the stick, but it doesn't. i think because of the indentation on the top of each thumbstick, Plus the seam of the mittens original stitching, the material just settles in and it makes it quite comfortable to grip and play, and yet the fabric is soft enough to not wear the rubber thumbstick tops any worse.
I've already tested gameplay with Call of Duty Multiplayer and Knack, two games that demand alot of thumbstick movement, and it felt and responded just fine.
Well it's a temporary fix at best, at least until Sony decides to revamp the controller, hopefully in the near future.
These childrens black mittens can be found in any dollar store, Wal-mart or Target, dirt cheap....
Take a look at the pic's and let me know what you think