Thanks so much Brian. That helps a lot. I've been bummed all day today because I was so disappointed and frustrated yesterday. Women have life to make them emotional; men have their cars! I am not going to touch this hood until I pick up a roll of some good...80 grit it sounds like. I do have sheets of 3M automotive 80 grit but it's not adhesive backed
I'm going to have to skim a fiberglass hoodscoop to go on it too; you can feel every place there's a structural casting on the underside. I would assume I will cut this exactly the same way then?
Also, do you have a recommendation for a spray poly?