Thanks , yes. Mine was smooth in texture vs. the coarse rears. Also appeared it was applied in such away as to allow it to flow downward. Probably a good month until I'm re-attacking the front chassis and subframe.
Off topic, but chuckled yesterday questioning quality control during roof rail installation, must have been Friday,(or Monday) lol, all the fasteners were never installed. Also the 1/2" seal snaked down the rail, partially off in some areas. I used a 3m product that has good adhering, but still allows you to work with it. HBC recommendation,also their fasteners matched to the originals.
Bill, sounds like our cars shared a similar past. I've been having great success just using Autosol on the stainless-no process/buffing. Locksets look like new. Works great on the lens also. Started with toothpaste on the plastic, wasn't happy with it. Read they use Autosol on plexiglass, so I gave it a try.