I been lurking web and no one seems to have adressed the issue of painting monotribe case/chassis after hacks/mods. would this be necessary to do. I mean drilling holes into casing might compromise and rust?
Anyway, unless you regularly use the thing in damp environments, then I wouldnt worry about rust. On second thoughts, isn’t the case made of aluminium? In which case, even less to worry about. As for aesthetics of modifying it, I guess thats your call.
A quick googling says it’s aluminum, so it won’t rust. Ever. It might oxidise a little, but that’s not really a problem.
You can totally paint the case after doing mods, but it’s an optional step
Aluminium is magic, when it oxidises it basically protects itself from further oxidisation. Complete opposite of rust, which actually attracts moisture.