I have an M17 which still has the liner. One of the 3 ears is torn down near the base, toward the metal mounting band...where most of them tear. It is about half the length of the "ear". I would like to make this more stable to take the stress off the remaining part of the leather, not to try to make it look like it was never torn, but just to conserve it. I think I read in Pickelhaube Preservation about gluing a thin piece of leather on the back side, just along the tear. Are there any thoughts or suggestions on what to do. What would be the best glue to use. There is not much leather on the band side, maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch, but enough to glue some leather to it. I will try to attach a photo, but I am not very good at this. Thanks!