I began working on the cowl while waiting for glue to dry on
other areas under repair. Thin cyanoacrylate (CA)
was used to glue loose pieces back in place.
The entire cowl was sanded to take off the shine so that filler and
new paint would adhere better.
Slow-drying epoxy with talc mixed in were used as filler.
Note: Every time I sanded the cowl,
bare wood was masked off to prevent
black powder from getting into the wood grain.