Originally Posted by seawinds
I attach pics of damaged cowling. I assume it is made from some type of fiberglass. Did you go to a car body shop, or a specialist who does bumpers? I would imagine surface would need to be filled sanded etc.
Yes it's fibreglass. Luckily the decals are not damaged, so that's a saving in itself. Decals can be covered with 3M bodyshop masking tape, which will be precise. You can then sand the areas that are damaged and fill with P38 filler. Use wet and dry sandpaper with plenty water (and a little detergent) to achieve an ultra smooth surface ready for priming. 90% of the job is preparation. I'd leave it to the bodyshop to paint the cowl, (remove the masking tape) then give the whole thing a top-coat lacquer.
Won't be cheap, but cheaper than a new cowl.