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there is no real DIY way to do this and make it look good, your best bet is gaffa or duck tape as it is known. some car retrimmers can do a good job for around £50 to £100 depending on how bad it is, you may be better off buying another hood second hand but do be aware it takes some fitting and is not an easy task

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