I returned to back door rehab activities today.
First, I removed the clips from last night's JB Welding session for the perimeter of the inner and outer skins. They seem to be well bonded now.
Next, I worked on reattaching two panels that worked themselves partially loose, but did not completely separate from the back door. I used a toothpick to apply JB Weld to the edges of the panels, taking care not to mess up various autographs on the panels.
About half of this panel detached, so I applied the Office Depot clips where needed.
The other panel was about 3/4" detached, so I again applied JB Weld to its edges, and used even more clips to hold it in place.
While that was set to dry overnight, I turned my attention to the neglected R5-D4 dome work. Earlier I had cut the engine turned aluminum rectangles that go on the neck ring. The aluminum segments themselves were fairly flat.
I used a pen to help shape the curve for each panel.
I iteratively bent and fit each of the 16 panels, until they all fit snugly on the surface of the neck ring.
Sixteen rectangles, (roughly) bent to the same shape.
Here's a loose fit of them on the dome.
I plan to attach them with 3M VHB tape, but first I will do a little dome touch-up, including some mist painting to repair areas that incurred chips as I muddled my way through the dome work. But before any of that, I'll keep working on that back door.