Oh, wait, I realized there was one more thing I could and should do before painting: Prep the nose cone.
So I dampened the inside of the nose cone a bit, dropped some lead BBs into water, then fished them out and added them along with some Gorilla Glue until the total added weight was 14 g.Okay, 13.96. EXCUSE ME.
Then I glued the shoulder piece in place with Testor’s plastic cement. And yes, that’s the sixth adhesive I’ve used on this rocket (Testor’s plastic: Nose cone; Gorilla glue: Nose weight; Titebond No-Drip No-Run: Fillets; CA: Kevlar guide straw; 30 min epoxy: Motor mount installation; Elmer’s wood glue: Everything else.)
Now we wait for painting weather.