I searched the forum for information on this topic but could not find it, so I am throwing it out there for answers. Excuse me for posting this if it does exist. Has anybody out there suffered moderate gouges and/or scratches (not more than 1 mm. deep) of the nose cone? I am curious to find out if anybody has done DIY repairs/retouching versus professionally done repairs. If DIY, information on materials and techniques will be much appreciated. Alternatively, does it make any sense to consider replacing the nose cone if it is not much more expensive than a professional repair job? Thanks in advance for all information and insights.