I finally made it over to my buddy's shop one day and we got to work. It was a busy day as I was also installing my Bombshell Diff cover, and doing other general maintenance.
We took the hood off and began to sand it down and remove the RUBICOIN decals. This part isn't necessary for the install, however I wanted to repaint the entire hood while I had it off the Jeep.
As you can see in the picture above we lined up the provided template and stuck it on the hood. Mistake #1.
Tip: unless you want to spend hours removing the sticker template, do not stick it on, simply tape it down.
It is my understanding that not all the templates are stickers, regardless, tape works best.
When lining the template up, the footmans loops windshield tie-downs will be of great help. Keep them close by.
We drilled out the holes, following directions printed on the template. It is recommended that you use a hole saw for the large holes in the center. You will be cutting around this, so its not super important if they aren't perfect.
For cutting, we used a grinder, with a cut off wheel. I'm sure many other cutting instruments would work, but this is what we had on hand thanks to Anticanman for sending it to me!
If you take it slow, it worked extremely well and we only used one blade on the entire hood.
We also used a wire brush attachment to grind off any burs left hanging on.
There are about 40 bolt ones that go around the outside of the Louver. They are also marked on the template but for proper alignment, I suggest to save those for later.
Drill out the holes for the footmans loops and put those through.
To ensure correct alignment with your outer bolts, here is the biggest tip. Place the actual Louver on the hood, and put the loops through, then mark out your holes for drilling.
Once I had drilled out all the holes it went outside for a fresh coat of paint.