Ready for filler primer:
The blue is masking tape around the shoulder of the NC. The nose cone was sealed with CA (thin), lightly sanded, slathered in CWF, then sanded with a progression of sanding sponges from 180 (lightly!), 220 (most of the material came off here), and finally 320.
I'll wait for a day when I can adequately shoot my Rustoleum grey auto filler primer. I'll do a light coat to see where the areas that need further prep work are. Most of the light coat will be removed.
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