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12-01-2007, 09:59 PM
Hi all. I am going to redo the interior shortly and wanted to know what insulation and sound deadening you would all recommend. I was looking at julianos and wondered if anyone has used their products. I know the dynamat stuff is quite a bit more costly but is it worth the extra cash?
LAstly, if i went the julianos route, i assume i can layer the insulation and with the sound deadening material?
12-01-2007, 10:19 PM
I used a sound deadener called FAT MAT. I have also read were it is recommended to us an insulation material on top of the sound deadener also. Terry
Here is a link to the stuff like i used.
12-01-2007, 11:30 PM
12-02-2007, 07:31 AM
Thanks Guys. Good article. Chevman, so you are saying sound deadener then insulation? hmmm. I would have thought the other way around. shows what i know!
12-02-2007, 01:47 PM
"sound deadener then insulation?"
That is the way it's usually done.
12-03-2007, 01:08 AM
I went with the RaamMat based on a recommendation on another website, but have not installed it yet. I hope it doesn't have a short shelf life. :eek:. Looks like I made a good choice:
RAAMaudio's RAAMmat BXT is a high quality product priced to compete with asphalt mats. If you are considering an asphalt sound deadener based on price, please reconsider.
Remember, you are not just buying square feet, you are buying mass. Most of the asphalt mats are thinner and the lighter than the butyl products. This means you will need more layers to accomplish the same result. The only close comparison is eDead v1SE vs. RAAMmat. They are close in weight and thickness, despite the fact that Elemental Designs significantly overstates the density of their products.
If I were to repeat my own installation - 300 square feet of damping mat - here's how it would price out for RAAMmat BXT and eDead v1SE, shipped:
RAAMmat BXT $594.00
eDead v1SE $513.00
There is only $81.00 between the two. If you use less, the difference will be smaller. This is not even close. Buy the RAAMmat BXT.
If you only needed 100 square feet:
RAAMmat BXT $198.00
eDead v1SE $171.00
That's just $27 dollars.
If you really need to do this in the absolutely least expensive way and are not convinced or concerned by the demonstrated inferiority of asphalt based sound deadeners, go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a roll or two of Peel & Seal. This is the least expensive option and you won't have to worry about shipping costs. I can see no difference in Peel & Seal and the asphalt based aluminum skinned products in this review. If you are going to live dangerously, do it right. "
12-03-2007, 09:45 AM
Right after I got my car out of the body shop, I installed pre-cut kits from Quiet Ride Solutions, which came with pre-cut Dynamat sound-deadener strips and foil-coated floor insulation, also pre cut. Instructions were included, and I used a linoleum knife to trim. Works great.
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