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Looking to line pretty much the whole car (roof, floor, panels, doors, etc) with sound deadener.

Anyone know how many sq. feet i should order? figured this was easier than breaking out the tape measure!

I figure its got to be close to 300.

Thanks!

steve

Also - going with elemental designs edead 80 i think ($1.50 sq/ft).
 

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Looking to line pretty much the whole car (roof, floor, panels, doors, etc) with sound deadener.

Anyone know how many sq. feet i should order? figured this was easier than breaking out the tape measure!

I figure its got to be close to 300.

Thanks!

steve

Also - going with elemental designs edead 80 i think ($1.50 sq/ft).
Are you looking to deaden the whole car for stereo purposes or for road noise in general???

For Stereo...all you really need is to do is about a 10" x 10" area behind each speaker in each door and behind the rear panels where your sub will be.

Believe me , I tore the whole car apart to bare metal and from the factory, the E comes with a lot of sound deadening material.

Ed.
 

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not sure of total thru the whole truck but each front door will take about 12-14 sq/ft and the rears about 8-10 sq/ft each. i have a huge stack that i got a while ago but i just havent had the motivation to use the other 200 ft or so that i have.
 

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You really only need 25-30% coverage on the panels that resonate. Completely covering everything is just a waste. To block road noise, you would cover the offending areas with a decoupling foam and then a limp barrier of Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV). There's good advice without the marketing hype here... http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi
 

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looking to both improve sound and decrease road noise.

Was thinking something simple & cheap like a dynamat type substance.

Sounds like just the door panels & such would suffice. No need to do the whole floor for example?
 

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I'm sure I'll get slammed here but whats the talk I've heard of using the asphalt stuff from home depot? I think it's asphalt on foil or something kinda like Dynamat.
 

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I'm sure I'll get slammed here but whats the talk I've heard of using the asphalt stuff from home depot? I think it's asphalt on foil or something kinda like Dynamat.
It will either melt in the heat and slide down into a sludge in the bottom of your doors, or it will become brittle and flake off...not that I've ever tried it. :roll:

Butyl-based dampeners work best.
 

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I'm sure I'll get slammed here but whats the talk I've heard of using the asphalt stuff from home depot? I think it's asphalt on foil or something kinda like Dynamat.
i used that stuff in my last element back in 04 and all 4 doors still have it in there and it is fine and still nice and "clank"proof when you shut the doors. just make sure you clean the surface well and heat the material up with a heatgun and not just a hairdrier
 

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I went with Raamat because of my friend's rec and am VERY satisfied. That, and he said he wouldn't help me with the install if I didn't fully mat and seal the front doors. Didn't bother with the rear doors, but the fronts have about 3 layers covering the whole inside. Then a 6x6" pad made from Ensolite AND Raamat directly behind the 6.5" marine audio mids (AMAZING mid-bass). I'm very pleased with the Raamat, people are always surprised when I display the *knock* test on the front doors vs. rear doors. I went active, so the speakers in the rear doors aren't firing. My friend customed the downward firing sealed box and it's amazing. Just finished the amp rack as well and have a picture from my phone attached. :grin:

Now to move the tweeters up to the stock position and my system will be set.

Oops, I used a little less than a full roll for the two doors and a little bit for inside the trunk door and a full slab behind my license plate (no ghetto-rattles like my old Bimmer).
 

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MLV is where it's at.

Quoted for truth!

MLV has all of the quality's you want at a much lower price point.

Dom
 
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