I just did this and it did seem to help significantly. My only concern is if the hood is properly aligned now though. I did make sure the two pads were sticking up equally. But, just not 100% that it’s lined up perfectly. But the hood gap is SO much better. I think it will allow the hood to actually hit the gaskets now and will be much more effective. Thanks for the tip!HI, not sure if you resolved this yet but I recently got a 2020 Rav and I discovered that there are 2 black rubber grommets or posts that the hood rests on when closed. They are adjustable by just twisting them down the gap will get smaller. It won't eliminate the gap but it gets noticeably tighter. Hope that helps.