Friday night, I used black paint to touch of a few nicks and scrapes on the cab, and also to cover where the new cuts were made a few weeks back. It looks much, much nicer. I think one coat will be fine, as most of the areas will be hidden by the bezel or else on the back of the cabinet where they can’t be seen.
I picked up a new piece of black foamboard and a hobby knife for bezel 2.0. Black poster board was on sale for a quarter a piece, so I picked a couple up. I haven’t decided whether to use the foam board, or black posterboard with a cover of plexi or lexan. Also, black carriage bolts and T-Molding to fix the scraped up control panel edges are on the way in the mail.