For me,its the best way to get the 'random' effect,I dab at the paint while others lay flat and pull away,as you say different strokes and all that . As for the Aquaero,you mean the sides? They do need something,mesh is not a bad idea at all,it will tie in with the PSU covers nicely. Im having no end of fun with the last tube run,I have had to do it twice now....it just doesnt line up right,2 flat 45's and a 90 on the end and its being a pig...getting deflection thru the length,only a touch but it is visible to the naked eye. Its,quite frankly,pissing me right off.