I live in the UK - and painting a bazel would be an option. However I need to find one that will fit. I tried the cooler master range and they didn't. Do you mean you can go to a shop in your area, they will strip a drive down and paint the bazel (and/or drive tray) black for you and then give it back? That would be cool. Maybe not wholly practical, but cool all the same. I guess I could save it as a last option. Do you have a web address or an email address just in case?
Obviously a preferable option would be to find a bazel that fits and just paint it (although this would still leave the ugly white drive tray). So if anybody does know of a bazel that will fit these drives, regardless of the colour, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Thanks again for the input.