Applying the Foil

After the bending, all that was left was to see if the part fitted on the frame. Luckily it fitted like a glove, which let me continue to the hard part - applying the foil that was to be the key feature of the whole design.

*PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil *PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil *PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil

The foil was cut with a Roland foil cutter. I couldn't cut out the centre part, because it would be too hard to align to the ventilation cut-outs on the acrylic, so this had to be done by hand later. I also had to use soapy water to apply the foil to the centre piece, as it would have been impossible to control otherwise.

*PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil *PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil *PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil

As mentioned earlier, the centre had to be cut out manually, so this was achieved with a scalpel knife, and then filed clean. This was quite a nerve-wrecking moment, as I was afraid the knife would slip, ruining the entire foil sheet. With an insane amount of patience, it all went according to plan.

*PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil *PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil *PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil

The side panels received the same treatment, although they were a little easier since I could apply the foil without using soapy water, and there was no need to cut off any extras. The holder that enables the PSU to stand up vertically was also made, and received the foil treatment too.

*PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil *PC-Beto by Hans Peder Sahl Applying the Foil

I was stoked when I first assembled everything together, and I couldn't wait to share what I had made. The result was beyond my wildest imagination, and I knew that the mod had really taken off. Little did I know that the hardest parts were yet to come.
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