I think what Dan was recommending is what you did. Adding a couple layers of carbon to the cross brace web will pay benefits later. Adding layers of dry micro to the inside of the canopy skirts does nothing for you - just adds weight unnecessarily. Fill weave and pinholes with clear epoxy, then a couple shots of K36 and sand. Ready for primer and paint. You will love that Fastback canopy. There isn’t a more finished and custom look in the RV8 world. Plus the visibility (from the front seat) is unparalleled.
RV6/2001 built/sold 2005
RV8 Fastback/2008 built/sold 2015
RV4/bought 2019 Flying
RV6/Used kit purchased 2021 building