trying a bolt buffer idea
Here's a heads up. I am all about making stuff from stuff laying around the garage and man-cave.
I currently have a bicycle innertube i cut into rubber bands for odds and ends. I decided to sacrifice a couple of inches of it to an experiment today. I squeezed some E6000 into it and pressed it flat. When it cures, in a couple of days after i work night shift tonight and tomorrow night, I will cut the resulting flat sandwich into some heat resistant bolt buffers and see how they work. They should work out to around 1/8 inch or a little less thickness. We'll see how it goes. E6000, for those wondering, is a high strenght industrial adhesive that has found its way to walmart craft section. I highly recommend it for a wide variety of things. It is similar to shoe goo, but more fluid and a little runnier if you don't need something that will cure on the side of something vertical. It is very heat resistant and strong. Having it between two layers of thin rubber seemed like a nice idea for a buffer cushion.