I used Copydex (do you have that brand in the US) last time I did a hood
(on a Spitfire). It's quite forgiving since, if you are not happy, you
can unstick and re-stick a few times without problems.
I'm not sure how I can describe how hard to pull, except "quite hard",
but less than "as hard as you can" (do you want a figure in lbs?). It
was pretty taut when I installed it on a warm day, and I never had a
problem raising the hood - although as soon as the weather turned cold I
usually swapped it for the hard-top anyway.
Don't know about your wrinkle problem, didn't bother me on the zip-out
window on my Spit (which I never zipped out anyway).
Richard & Sammy ('73 Black Tulip BGT - so no hoods to worry about now
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