sram red/force brifter rubber hood removal technique

Really simple one this and of course it may be I am chasing a unicorn here but was wondering aabout any advice to do with making the rubber hoods on sram brifetrs fit well after removing them to regrese the double tap mechs and then put them back on...

I had heard some shops use hair dryers? Any comments or advice?


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Usually hoods are designed to stretch for removal and then regain their shape. The same when putting them on.

Being an uncouth Northerner I just spit on the inside of the hood as it helps slide on with the minimum of stretching - but if you are from down South a bit of soapy water might also work.

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