I bought my first big-boy set of dial calipers after using junkers for many years. These are Mitutoyo 6" dial calipers, I prefer dial calipers over the more popular digital option. I also picked up a cheap deburring tool and a Mitutoyo center gauge.
I finally got a chance to make progress on my fan shroud. I finished the putty work and got it sprayed with epoxy primer tonight.
I normally try to do better than this, but sometimes you have to spray primer outside. At night.
PPG DP40LF epoxy primer. It's not perfect, but most of the imperfections are fine enough to sand out in the primer layer.
I have a break from school coming up, so hopefully I can make some decent progress on the Jetta. Until then, back to less interesting things.