I also have a question. I have decided to work on the nose cone since I do not have the plastic rivets needed to start drilling the payload bay and coupler. I can get the bulkhead, coupler, and eye bolt assembly in no problem. I want to know what to do about the removable tip. Do I epoxy the tip on, or wait until after painting so I can still see the aluminum? I have scored the plate that the screw passes through, and I plan on using JB Weld to hold the nut in place. Is this the right approach? If so, where do I go from there?