Originally Posted by TLHarrell
I haven't tried sandblasting it yet, but that sounds cool. Since you have access to a blaster, try it out on a piece of scrap and see how it does. I'd assume the edges would become more eroded, so I'd consider blasting the panel before cutting. If I want a dead flat matte finish, I just hand sand it with 220 grit. You can use a random orbit sander to hurry it along, but I prefer to finish up the surface by hand.
Acrylic shouldn't produce enough static buildup to do anything to your mobo. It will be attached to the case which is grounded. And if you give it a nice matte finish
, it won't show fingerprints, dust or other smudges as easily. There is also frosted acrylic available in many colors, with the frosted look cast through the entire panel. www.acrylite-shop.com
Prices aren't too bad, but their shipping/handling is a bit high for ordering up smaller single pieces.
White is cool, but there's also a couple versions of translucent white, frosted, and a couple versions of clear privacy texture that would look sweet in the mix. Available at www.delviesplastics.com