Today I cleaned up the front baffles to prepare them for final assembly. First I deburred all the rivet holes on the front baffles as well as the engine baffles they attach to. Next, I filed and sanded the edges to insure they were smooth. I also sanded over all the flat surfaces to prepare them for painting. Finally, I painted them with 2 coats of high-heat, semi-gloss, black paint and set them aside to dry for a couple days.
The 4 forward baffles (2 bottom, 2 side) after prep and painting.