Epoxy, then thickened epoxy were applied before adding 3 stem-protecting bias strips from the fiberglass cloth. Then the final wetting of of the cloth followed. Applying the cloth was really difficult–working against time and wrinkles. The garage was 82 degrees, which helped achieve a transparent lay-up. Ran out of time, so I will apply probably 2 more coats of epoxy (filling in the weave of the fabric) before flipping it over to work on the inside.