I like your way of thinking Brad. Glad to hear it came out well and I am glad to see you try to find out what the heck it was that happened. Let me suggest that on one of the test mules exaggerate the issue and TRY to make it fail by REALLY leaving it wet (not wet wet but you get the idea) slather it on primer that was heavily applied and probably still uncured, do that and do it more like you remember. That way you have a real good example of it failing.
Good for you Brad, can't wait to see it.