I'm refurbishing a CCC Prospector Y-stern canoe I picked up last summer. I decided all it needed was new paint and varnish, so I stripped the old paint with CitruStrip. But I did such a thorough job, I removed the top of the filler and now the weave of the canvas shows. I figured I'd simply build up the filler before painting. But reading the label on the can, I see Old Town's disclaimer that their filler is for use on "new canvas only - not to be used like paint on previously filled canvas". Does someone have experience with this situation? As I see it, I can (1) give the filler a try (and risk wasted work, filler, and paint), (2) use more paint to get a smooth finish, or (3) recanvas and do the job right. The canvas is as old as the boat (unknown age - but surely over 50 yrs), but seemingly in great shape. If I recanvas, it won't be done in time for my BWCAW trip in early June. Maybe I'll have to take another canoe. I thought this one would be quick & easy, but restoration is a slippery slope! Thoughts?