Before you go to a ton of work, consider that those drive bays will be inside the case, away from view. Lightly sand it (not hard enough to remove primer), spray some paint on it and let it completely dry before assembly. Give it a couple of days to cure, it will be much, much better. Patience is hard, I know.
Looking good over all. I'd be leary of adding tape to the 200mm fan. That is a large fan and would be concerned about creating out-of-balance issues because I have tape that may not be evenly distributed. My other thought is that fan area gets hot and I'd be afraid of the tape coming loose and getting gooey, then looking icky and potentially blocking airflow. I'm not a fan of electrical tape in cases.
BTW - did you drill holes for wire ties behind the mobo? If not, how are you going to secure the wires that you're hiding behind the mobo tray, when it comes time to attach the side panel?
I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. Edited by Run N. Gun - 6/16/08 at 10:06am