I have a stator cover that looks as bad as yours did. What did you fill the gouges with? Thanks.
Quick update: Cycle X has not sent my valves and guides yet. I was told by a friend their online ordering system sucks and I need to call them tomorrow, grrr.... I removed out the bad exhaust valve guides.
Swan will tell us for sure, but I think he filed not filled... as in used a file to remove the scars.