An exciting day indeed. The day of leather. I found some awesome looking faux white leather with the feel of the real deal. After some initial tests, I had decided it was going to be a 12-round match with me, super glue and 2xm2 of white leather.
All panels from my be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 were already broken down into their smallest pieces. The aluminium cover panels removed from their plastic siblings. If you are modding with this case I can tell you that the aluminium is held together with the visible clips and some double sticky tape. I used a screw driver and a heat gun to pull them apart.
It was time to glue A LOT and finding out the best way to make it tight, wrinkle free and still as little extra bulk as possible as the aluminium panels are folded into the plastic cover. I decided to go with a method of doing one edge first, then move full length and about 100mm at a time. For me this was the perfect method.
The bottom panel as a whole and a close up of the quality of the white leather.
The bottom panel with feet back on. I felt I wanted to start with the bottom panel so I could learn from my misstakes until finishing the other panels that all are more visible. Not excessive to add leather at the bottom of the case 🙂
Large side panel without the be quiet! fan cover plate. I will paint it in white and accentuate the logo with black filling or maybe even carbon fiber.
Front panel with leather on the door and with the new fan mesh painted in white. Originally black.
Top panel with all cutouts done for for ventilation, power and reset buttons, front panel LEDs and the QI-charger that comes with the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 case. There were some small imperfections at the edge of the leather / aluminium panel and the plastic frame. Will find a way to fix that.
All in all I’m really proud and happy with the result. Would love to hear what you think about this mod. Just drop me a comment below. Love Zeuligan