After hours of Bondo, sand, repeat, the package shelf was done. A quick shot of primer revealed all the imperfections. Actually, they are so small, I am the only one who will probably see them. I am keeping my mouth shut.
The left kick panel needs finish sanding and maybe some spot glazing. The right one is on its second, and possibly last, coat of Bondo, so it is close.
Spent a good portion of the morning (July 3) building a chicken run for the garden so my hopes of primer by the end of the day went away.
I started by adding two more layers of cloth over the panel clip holes. That makes four layers. I think that should be sufficient.
Bondo, sand, repeat. It looks so easy when other people do it. I am close on the package shelf. The right kick panel will probably need two more rounds and that means three for the left one. Time to get started.
Sanded all of the package shelf. Mixed two batches of filler and applied. Sanded. What did I learn. Mix smaller batches. Try a little less catalyst. Hope to have the package shelf in primer and the kick panels ready for primer by end of day tomorrow.
Finished resin coating the package shelf. Sanded the driver's side speaker mount. The resin could probably stand another day. Took a less aggressive approach to covering the panel clips on the kick panels. It worked OK. I might add two more layers tomorrow to assure they don't telegraph.
Attempted two variations of a method to glass the edge. Neither worked very well. The bubbles will have to be ground out and patches put in tomorrow.
The package shelf went much better. The fleece was stretched over the rings and stapled in place. The shelf as put back in the car and fastened down. As the resin sets, the package shelf should ''lock in'' to the correct shape. Resin was applied and the openings were cut out.