Went back and polished out all the plating from Saturday with steel wool and polishing compounds, then clear coated. Had to replate sections of the sides to remove blemishes, but that wasn’t too hard.

Il mask this off, sand the edge to remove clear, and self-etching primer up to the edge of chrome in the morning. May try to finish priming and Bondo the mold creases tomorrow evening, or even get the metalcast base layer on.