Got a ding near the nose - most damage on bottom, a bit shatter into the rail and into the deck.
This is what the original ding looks like: https://imgur.com/a/nAn1ZOB
I first hand-sanded it with 80 grit.
On the bottom, could see the cloth so I stopped.
On the rail/deck, cloth wasn't fully exposed but it seemed smooth enough. Pics at this stage: https://imgur.com/a/y0IsZKt
Then, I mixed poly resin and q-cell (no idea how much q-cell to put in so tried to do 1:1). Gave it a lot of stirring. Then added in the catalyst. A lot of stirring. It's still very liquidy without turning into a paste. So some more drops of catalyst.
Then it suddenly began to harden. So I used a stick to quickly put the mix onto the ding.
But then it looked like this now....which, doesn't look good: https://imgur.com/a/hcSefHz
Main question is what should I do now?
(1) Should I sand this whole mess down and redo? There's a small area right on the rail that is not covered by the mixture (visible in the last pic)
(2) Or should I proceed to sand it down and laminate 2 pieces of cloths?
(3) Maybe I don't need resin+Q-cell at all? From the first two links, maybe it's possible the ding didn't damage the outermost fiberglass, but just shattered the outermost resin?
Thank you from a new surfer who's doing his first ding repair...