Oh hi, Well thought I would give this thread a bump with regards to the baffle gasket. I want to make the rope style gasket and was thinking of using silicon to "glue" the ends together. I figured I would overlap the ends, slitting each end such that I remove the top layer from one end and the bottom layer from the other end, maybe 1/2 inch back from the ends. Then add a little bit of silicon between the layers to hold. I'm thinking this would be easier than braiding the ends together. Any thoughts?