18/03/2021: Partly as a distraction from the carbs (which is taking me far too long) I couldn’t help but revisit the improvements I was making to the nose cone. The foam insert that the hood rests on was pretty tatty and falling away. I’ve bought new and have cut new pieces. It also turned out that after sanding to removed the surface scratches the wax was covering quite a dull surface. After further investigation I’ve bought some of this stuff:
It’s great! Using a polishing bonnet with a medium sponge on the drill, and after taking some time going over, the lustre was returned to the finish!
I’m now planning to respray the mesh black along with the brackets for the number plate. I’ll update with some pictures when I’m done.