I ordered a black front bezel, black battery cover and a white keyboard for my E71 from CNN.CN - it took about 9 days to arrive, no big deal since it's all the way in HK. I started disassembling my device, 4 T-5/6 screws in the back and 4 hinge tabs are all that are needed to remove the front frame. I didn't bother to take any pictures or write a how-to since, there is a full write-up with pictures at http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1440976
Here are a few pictures of after the modifications, I'm currently using the white keyboard with the black bezel and a silver chin, although I wish I had a black chin to even everything out. Oh well, I might take it off and use some Krylon Fusion to paint it, which is made specifically for hard plastics. Anywhere, here is some eye candy.
Email me if you want huge/large resolution pictures.
And yes, in that last picture I used a short-hook lock pick to open the casing.