Picture 9151
I’m finally making some progress with this stripping. The UD surface is rather ugly but it is what it is: function over form.

Picture 9154
Good news is I'm 99% sure at this point that there is NO crack to begin with. It was solely a paint issue, and what an annoying paint issue it’s turning out to be. Those two cracks have propagated a sanding spree that will take me days if not weeks to finish.