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Author Topic: Car sound deadening and noise insulation  (Read 7749 times)

Offline Mirez

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Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« on: February 26, 2012, 04:30:58 PM »
Well after my sucess with door insulation where I added "Fat-Mat" and then a closed cell foam layer to each door (which made a significant difference) I've become slightly obsessed lol :)

Spent today preparing for my order of "Silent Coat" which is due in tomorrow:

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The back end comes apart surprisingly easily actually and I went from complete to stripped in about an hour.  She's all vac'ed out and cleaned ready for the isulation layer to go down - I'm very optimistic since when I did the doors they didn't resonate that much anyway but tapping on the floor pan there is a noticeably twang. Will keep you informed of how I get on! :)
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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 06:01:23 PM »
will definatly be watching this anything that improves the gal is a plus in my book

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 06:25:04 PM »
Well its back together now but as yet I've not been anywhere to test lol! It had a total of 40sq ft of deadening applied and 30sq ft of foam with a total weight of 7Kg added.

Both rear wings were covered, both arches and the floor. The roof had three strips of insulation applied but not the same amount of coverage due to the amount of structural bracing that's up there. Both tail door cards had a layer of foam added to the back of them.

The front escaped due to how its all put together, lifting the front seats, media centre and centre console out was reasonably strait forward and the carpet comes out easily enough but then the problems start. There is a meaty sound deadening pad already installed and its glued to the floor and rips easily! It also sits under the vent shaft that feeds the 2nd row footwell and that didn't seem to want to come out at all easily so the idea was abandoned at that point - although its dubious if much would have been achieved anyway as there are factory sound deadening sheets installed in the front.

This is the drivers side quarter panel before installation (apologies its out of focus), you can see VW/Fords token piece of sound deadening sheet on the arch and quite a bit more on the back of the wing. Tapping these areas with a screwdriver however still gave a hollow resonating sound.

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Moving forward the floor pan has more token sheets but where its missing (just behind the media center in this photo) sounds REALLY thin and definitely tinny when tapped with the driver:

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This is the drivers arch again having been covered:

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And this is the rest of the floor pan:

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Thats a CCF layer installed under the seat runners and a layer of deadening on all the rest of the exposed metal. Certainly putting the seats back in there is noticeable difference - they sound solid and don't give that usual resonating twang as they lock in place anymore.

I'll report back once I've actually been somewhere in it :)

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 06:44:50 PM »
that has got to make a difference, nice neat job as well. could you post up were you got the sound deadening and foam from adhesives used ect
cheers mark

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 07:24:45 PM »
Certainly, I did a fair bit of research and you basically want heavy - the more weight the better. I used ebay for the CCF as it was significantly cheaper then most car suppliers. They do 3mm, 6mm and 9mm variants but I went for 3mm to avoid "packing" the door cards out and having refitting issues! Note this stuff is EVIL sticky so be warned as once its stuck you wont reseat it or remove it! :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300650992471

Then for the deadening sheets I used 3 suppliers and 3 different types:

Firstly:
Wayside adhesives mat. This is cheap and cheerful stuff but the closest resemblance to the factory mat, I used this on the underside of the bonnet and inside the front wings.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370416755133

Fatmat, much more flexible and has the aluminium layer that most audio sites recommend but it was quite lightweight and I was somewhat disappointed with it. I used this in the doors and tailgate.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290640506643

Finally Silent Coat. Its feels much heavier then fatmat and has the ali layer. Plus its easy to work with because its in sheets not a roll and also its cheaper. This is what you see on the rear quarters and floor pan.
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/silent-coat-mat-bulk-pack.html

Personally, if I were doing it again I would only use Silent Coat - out of the three I can at least see a use for the Wayside adhesives version as it's a lot cheaper then fatmat and can be used where it's use is arguably unnecessary but its not on the same scale as FM or SC. Comparing those I would say SC is cheaper, heavier and easier to work with so why bother with FM? In reality though its simply basic physics - add weight to the panel to lower its resonating frequency.
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With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
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14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 07:30:27 PM »
Nice job Mark :) also a good view of the fuel tank unit inspection cover in the top photo's
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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 08:00:50 PM »
Yeah being the inquisitive soul I am I would have used it for an inspection but one of the screws rounded off on me - grr, hopefully I won't need to open it anytime soon as the thought of drilling that out isn't a nice one given the location lol.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2012, 09:46:21 PM »
nice job m8,but silly question,isnt a tad OTT just to make your stereo sound better. ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012, 10:07:01 PM »
lol, stock sound system mate - well upgraded to nav but its the OEM version. I do have a mate who owns an ICE shop thats constantly trying to sell me the old setup's so you never know but I'm getting past boom boom boom these days :D
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 08:37:43 AM »
Thanks for the info i have just started to do my ICE but i have only got as far as fitting the stereo and door speakers at the moment looks like the door cards are coming off again 

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 11:44:36 PM »
Well just completed a 300 mile round trip and it was noticeably quieter, also a marked increase in bass response from the speakers so all in all well worth it :)
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
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14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

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Re: Car sound deadening and noise insulation
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 10:30:22 PM »
Mark what sound setup have you gone for? I want to upgrade all my speakers and maybe the headunit as well so I'd like to know what you fitted?
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