The old versions (previous on page 1, and older on page 2):
Thought I'd try something different this time, but before cosmetics, I have to consider mechanical strength. The vent cutouts remove alot of support and make the insulator too flexible. This particular victim is Red Deer'* old one that SSEiMatt93 brought down here under the hood of Damien last year for me.
Trust me, the old insulator looked good before a year of storage. Butt the back side of Matt'* was losing the cheescloth, so it'* time to re-cover it in a waterproof rip-stop nylon, but first we have to cut out for the vents:
Time to reinforce the vent area now. This is very strong 1/8" styrene sheeting from the hobby store, laminated in with headliner adhesive. It adds just the right amount of rigidity to the cuts:
Same stuff to fill in the underhood light hole and the rip in the insulator:
Headliner adhesive applied to the back (hood side) and the nylon, then pressed, cut, and wrapped around:
This will be in contact with the underside of my hood:
Now let'* get creative with that styrene:
Now the canvas duck-cloth (visible side) has adhesive applied, as does that side of the hood insulator. This is right after placing them together, before flipping it and 'pressing in' the contours:
After initial trimming and before punching the retainer holes. Some more smoothing tomorrow after this dries will go a long way (ignore the water on it):
Not bad for a couple hours of work. But I had experience from doing this twice before.