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43gman
01-23-2011, 09:52 AM
I'm getting ready to heat/sound insulate the old Plymouth. I came across this stuff and wondered if any of you have tried it? I tried the search, here, nothing for “Quietcoat." I wanted some first hand information, if available.

Seems would be a lot easier to do a car, and maybe cheaper?

http://www.quietrock.com/soundproof-products/quietcoat.html (http://quietcoat.stores.yahoo.net/index.html)

Thanks in advance for any feedback. GA

42 chevy
01-23-2011, 10:00 AM
I remember a thread about this somewhere. I think some guy's were using a similar thing from Lowes or Home Depot? I cannot remember the name of it but seems it worked well.

GREASER815
01-23-2011, 10:07 AM
I got 2 big rolls of sound deadener, the tape, and a can of the spray adhesive from JC Whitney for $49. It actually was real nice to work with and works well. I live 2 miles from their outlet store though, not sure how much it would be with shipping for you guys.

GREASER815
01-23-2011, 10:08 AM
I remember a thread about this somewhere. I think some guy's were using a similar thing from Lowes or Home Depot? I cannot remember the name of it but seems it worked well.

Rockwool? Used under carpets in homes, I have heard of people using this, but if you go with an automotive deadener you get the foil side which is what blocks heat.

old lady's mad
01-23-2011, 10:09 AM
copied this post from another site. you can also get this in big rolls at comercial roofing supliers.

Peel & Seal is the cheap alternative to Dynamat. This is the stuff you get from Lowes Hardware. It is the same as the original Dynamat but a lot cheaper.
It's very, very close to Dynamat other than the price. It has a 40 mil rubberized aspalt sticky back, two layers of high stregth polymer film over a reflective aluminum surface.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o302/rebstew187/Picture1143.jpg

42 chevy
01-23-2011, 01:22 PM
That is the stuff I was thinking of. Thanks

F&J
01-23-2011, 01:30 PM
I used the stuff from Home Depot. It was a little hard to find in there, I think I ended up asking for gutter repair stuff. It comes in a roll, but only maybe 10" wide or so. But warm the metal on the car before putting it in place so it gets a perfect bond inside the doors etc. You don't want to have it fall off later.

Big_John
01-23-2011, 01:41 PM
I just bought a roll from http://www.lobucrod.com/ , an alliance vendor here.

Looks like nice stuff and the price was pretty good.

dirty old man
01-23-2011, 01:41 PM
Mike (Lobocrud on H.A.M.B.) is an Alliance Vendor :
http://www.lobucrod.com/
I'm using his stuff on my roadster build, haven't finished, much less driven the rod yet, but he has all sorts of db tests on his web site. I very much like the fact that his stuff uses seperate adnesive ( a spray 3M trim glue) that takes a little time to set up, not one that's stuck tight as soon as it touches. This allows you to proerly place a piece. Check it out.
Dave

Johnny1290
01-23-2011, 02:06 PM
lobucrod's stuff is great for insulation. I used DP landau top remover to glue it in place, shot it from a pot type gun.

I'm not sure how much it reduces DBs though. Isn't it basically weight or bafffling that accomplishes that?

Also I don't think you need to cover your car in dynamat to get the same results, just a piece on each panel

see sounddeadenershowdown.com for the best info I've seen on the web

For exterior noise reduction the best thing I did in my car was heavy jute with a foil back from jc whitney.

ROADSTERJEFF
01-23-2011, 02:10 PM
I have used FatMat

lmte11
01-23-2011, 02:21 PM
Do these materials (Dynamat, peel & seal, etc) hold in water and condensation like the original rubber/plastic floor mats on the older cars? I know that with my Buick and a Studebaker I used to have, the water being held by the mats caused the floor pans to rot out over time. I too am looking at putting something similar in my car and don't the rust to start up again.

Hivolt5.0
01-23-2011, 02:34 PM
I've used products from www.bquiet.com with good success. It too is a lot cheaper than Dynamat and is easy to install. I've installed it on my non-Hamb friendly '93 Mustang and my buddies Hamb friendly '50 Ford F1. I put two layers on the truck (floor to ceiling).

dirty old man
01-23-2011, 02:36 PM
Do these materials (Dynamat, peel & seal, etc) hold in water and condensation like the original rubber/plastic floor mats on the older cars? I know that with my Buick and a Studebaker I used to have, the water being held by the mats caused the floor pans to rot out over time. I too am looking at putting something similar in my car and don't the rust to start up again.

The way I figger it, most any mat is gonna hold water longer than a bare floor, but if the insulation is made of material that doesn't absorb water, then you've done the best you can do with any insulation. Not too confident myself in the spray on stuff like Lizard Skin, too many memories of spray on undercoating that , after it cracked, it let water in under it, then shielded the water from evaporation.
Dave

BinderRod
01-23-2011, 03:03 PM
The sealer from Lowes can be found in the roofing area. It roof flashing sealer. I have in my truck and boy did it make thing quieter and the doors now sound solid when you close them.

BenderJ
01-23-2011, 03:10 PM
I opted for Lizard Skin. It was fairly easy to apply to the trunk and floor pans. To prep, I cleaned the surfaces, took care of one small spot of surface rust (by gas pedal), used 3" blue painters tape to mask trim/etc., and then sprayed 2 coats of Sound Control, then 2 coats of Ceramic Insulator. It took about 30 minutes each application (trunk and floor), over a course of 4 days (1 day drying time). Make sure you have a good compressor, and regulate the air to ~65psi. I also purchased the Lizard Skin applicator sprayer, which made it very easy to apply. Overall, I used just over 1GAL each for this project.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure on the difference it has made (before/after). Still working on getting car back together and on the road.

I'm really not that worried about moisture getting into cracks or underneath spray - The total thickness (per instructions) is less than 2 millimeters. Also, things like wet shoes are not a problem (because of floor mats) and food/drinks are simply not allowed in vehicle.

Mattilac
01-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Yep I've used a combination of the Peel & Seal type stuff along with Lobucrod's insulation and it worked pretty well.

BinderRod
01-23-2011, 03:30 PM
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BinderRod
01-23-2011, 03:34 PM
Here is another choice

http://www.koolseal.com/product_detail.asp?product_id=63-600

BinderRod
01-23-2011, 03:40 PM
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One of my main concerns during the rod-storation of my truck was I wanted the ride in it to be comfortable and quiet. This would require me to do more than simply install factory type insulation/sound deadening. I have heard and read some good things about a product called Brown Bread (BB) and decided to give it a try. I ended up purchasing the Brown Bread from B-QUIET (http://www.b-quiet.com/brownbread.html), but you can also find it on E-bay for a little cheaper. The following steps will show you how I installed this stuff in my truck, and will give you a good idea on what it takes to install it in yours if you choose to do so.<o:p</o>>
Here is a list of the following items you will need to do this… <o:p</o>>
Product
- 70 Sq. Ft. of Brown Bread sound deadening, more if you are working on a Blazer or Suburban.<o:p</o>>
Tools
- Utility knife (with extra blades)
- Exacto/hobby knife (with extra blades)
- 1” wooden (or similar) roller
- Heat gun or hair drier
- Tape measure
- Medium tip Sharpie/permanent marker
- Straight edge or similar tool (T-square works great)<o:p</o>>
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- Scissors
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Copy paper or scratch paper
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The first thing you want to do is to make sure your cab is completely gutted. This means removing the seat(s), carpet, insulation, lower trim panels, seat belts, rear speakers if you have them, etc…basically everything from the dashboard down has to be removed to do a complete and quality job. Once everything is removed you should be staring at a bare metal floor with nothing in the way. With everything out of the way, you will now need to clean the surfaces you will be applying the sound deadening to so they are free of contaminants…contaminants such as oil and dirt for example. <o:p</o>>
Now you are ready to start the installation. There are many curves, valleys, and bumps on the inside of 73-87 cabs…making the installation tricky and frustrating at times. Because of this, I would (and did) tackle the hardest areas first. The areas that were the hardest for me were the hump the seat sits on and the inside firewall. With the hard areas out of the way, the rest is pretty simple. Installing the BB is pretty straightforward and self explanatory. All you really do is cut it to shape, roll it flat with a roller, and apply heat while doing so. <o:p</o>>
Here are a few pointers for actually installing the BB… <o:p</o>>
When rolling out the BB, try to start in the center of the piece you are applying and work your way outward towards the edges. This is especially true if the area you are covering has many curves, ridges, or valleys. <o:p</o>>
Roll out the high spots first so you won’t be “shorting” yourself when you do the sides of those high spots. If you do the high spots last, you may not have enough material to seat the BB properly and it will end up tearing when you roll it out. <o:p</o>>
Be careful when laying down the piece you are about to apply. Because the BB has a sticky tar like backing, if it touches anything it will leave a black mark on it that will have to be cleaned up…especially if it is a visible area. <o:p</o>>
Like I mentioned in step #3, BB is sticky. Once you have rolled out the piece you are applying, it will be very difficult to remove it if you make a mistake, and attempting to will destroy that piece. Take your time and measure carefully. <o:p</o>>
Applying heat while rolling out the material makes the job very easy. I did find out that if the temperature is around 50F or above, the BB can be rolled out without the use of heat. If it is below 50F, I found heat was necessary in order to achieve proper adhesion. <o:p</o>>
I chose to cut and install the pieces of BB like a puzzle. My main goal was to overlap as little as possible for a very clean installation and to not waste as much material since I was unsure if I would have enough BB for the entire cab. To do this, I made templates out of paper for the hard/curvy areas and then cut the BB based on the template. This gave me the clean look I was after and wasted very little material. <o:p</o>>
Save a few larger pieces of the backing paper. This will give you a surface to cut out smaller pieces of “scrap” BB if the need arises. <o:p</o>>
If you use your girlfriends, fiancés, or wife’s hair drier for this project…make sure she doesn’t find out or you could find yourself in the dog house. <o:p</o>>
Once you have all the sound deadening installed, it is now time to cut out your seat belt, seat, and any other miscellaneous mounting holes you may have so you can re-install those pieces when the time comes. For this a small exacto or hobby knife works excellent, but beware, the blade will “gum up” fairly quickly and will need to be cleaned or replaced to achieve clean and sharp cuts.<o:p</o>>
Below you will see some photos of the Brown Bread installed in my truck. I have yet to finish the transmission tunnel and below the rear window, but once I get my shifter location determined and the run in the paint wet-sanded (below the window), <o:p</o>>

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SKRTCHSR
01-23-2011, 03:50 PM
http://www.streetsideauto.com/c/sound-deadening-materials/

Johnny1290
01-23-2011, 04:13 PM
4 coats of lizardskin won't get you the reccomended depth. The thickness of a credit card takes more like 6 to 8. The interesting thing is the lack of repeatable method to test its effectiveness in your car.

Its like percieved horsepoower. If you put something on that makes your car louder or simply is #supposed# to make hp, most think they can tell a difference.

Prove to me it works in your car. Or give me a useable test.

It definitely will reduce the high frequency? Resonance? Sounds/tinnyness, like peel n stick will.

I'm skeptical but open to being wrong.

Budro35
01-23-2011, 04:28 PM
I have used the insulation from Mike @ www.lobucrod.com (http://www.lobucrod.com) with great results. My fear with all the other products is the asphalt based material that could cause "FIRE" :eek: I am not game for that!! Get in touch with Mike and remember he is a HAMB vendor :cool:

Fordor Ron
01-23-2011, 04:35 PM
I bought some stuff off Ebay that's exactly like Dynamat but with no logo. It was like $200 shipped and was more than enough to do my 32 Sedan.

29NashRod
01-23-2011, 04:43 PM
All I know is that you have to be careful with the original Dynamat and a lot of the no-name products because they use an asphalt-based insulator that is both really heavy and also becomes hard and brittle over time and in cold temperatures. A lot of people have problems with it falling off inside doors and headliners. I'm considering Eastwood's thermo-coustic sound deadener, which isn't the old asphalt based stuff, but it still cheaper than dynamat. Anybody have any experience with this stuff?

McCoy
01-23-2011, 04:43 PM
Dynamat is crap. Holds in moisture and the results are terrible. One coating of "Chassis Saver" - 2 layers of "LizardSkin - and a final coating of "Monster Liner" will Reduce noise by 10-12 decibels or more (depending on how many layers you spray, Reduce engine and solar heat transfer by 25-30 degrees or more and Protect surfaces from moisture and corrosion. The weight factor? A lot less than soggy DynaMat. Proof that it works? Sprayed the back of a plastic interior panel thinking I would hear a sharp knock. Ws more like a soft thud. Sprayed the LizardSkin on a hot day and the coated surface was cool to the touch instead of egg fryin' hot.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/talonxracer/newinterior004.jpg

Black Primer
01-23-2011, 05:29 PM
I have used FatMat
X2 the price is right and it works very well.

Johnny1290
01-23-2011, 05:34 PM
One coating of "Chassis Saver" - 2 layers of "LizardSkin - and a final coating of "Monster Liner" will Reduce noise by 10-12 decibels or more (depending on how many layers you spray, Reduce engine and solar heat transfer by 25-30 degrees or more and ...Proof that it works? Sprayed the back of a plastic interior panel thinking I would hear a sharp knock. Ws more like a soft thud. Sprayed the LizardSkin on a hot day and the coated surface was cool to the touch instead of egg fryin' hot.


I've got a DB meter and I've done testing with it and sound proofing my generatror. There is zero chance your monster liner reduced noise by 12 db unless you rubbed the can and a genie popped out and granted you one wish.

I could stick a Big Mac on my door and it would reduce the sound from a sharp knock to a thud.

You know that the surface temperature of your roof doesn't mean that your car is any cooler, right? Insulation only slows down the transfer of heat, not prevent it.

Do you have air conditioning? If not, how does that coating help you?

If you have an ice chest, don't you need ice in it to keep things cool?

What happens if you put something hot in a thermos? It stays hot, right? If you don't have a/c in the summer, and you add your body in the car and drive for a bit, well now your car has heated up to the temperature it would have been without the insulation, except that insulation has served to keep heat *inside* so now it's hotter than ever.

My house is insulated. If I don't turn on the A/C in the summertime, it's still damn hot. The more insulation I have, the less time I need to run the A/C to keep it cool, but I still need that A/C or I'll roast.

There's just a ton of misinformation about sound deadener/insulation/etc and also buckets full of hoakum.

They sell a lot of bluesky, but with car stuff that's where you make money.

BenderJ
01-23-2011, 05:44 PM
Dynamat is crap. Holds in moisture and the results are terrible. One coating of "Chassis Saver" - 2 layers of "LizardSkin - and a final coating of "Monster Liner" will Reduce noise by 10-12 decibels or more (depending on how many layers you spray, Reduce engine and solar heat transfer by 25-30 degrees or more and Protect surfaces from moisture and corrosion. The weight factor? A lot less than soggy DynaMat. Proof that it works? Sprayed the back of a plastic interior panel thinking I would hear a sharp knock. Ws more like a soft thud. Sprayed the LizardSkin on a hot day and the coated surface was cool to the touch instead of egg fryin' hot.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g96/talonxracer/newinterior004.jpg

Nasty! It almost looks like once Dynamat (or like) is applied, forget about removing it...

Frankie47
01-23-2011, 05:45 PM
That looks like it was crusty before the mat was applied.:confused:

cruzingratiot
01-23-2011, 05:48 PM
Sound deadner showdown
some good read about sound deadner

http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi

dante81_98
01-23-2011, 05:53 PM
Sound deadner showdown
some good read about sound deadner

http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi


Actually the guy that did the original showdown is selling his own stuff now so that site isn't as good of a reference as it used to be. Here is the original write up that the guy did and it is a great read.

http://www.dctra.org/files/1974_TR6_Carpet_Install/Sound_Deadener_Showdown.pdf

Enjoy.

dante81_98
01-23-2011, 05:55 PM
And I would put money on it that the metal that the Dynamat was put on was in rough shape before that Dynamat was laid down.

mastadon
01-23-2011, 06:30 PM
I have had experience with both dyna-mat and lizard skin and I can't say one is better than the other as far as sound goes but you can sand and smooth out the lizard skin and paint it.As far as keeping your car cool paint your car silver,it will be 30 degrees cooler than black!

Fordor Ron
01-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Bingo! On clean metal Dynamat type is fine.

That looks like it was crusty before the mat was applied.:confused:

43gman
01-23-2011, 08:23 PM
Thanks everyone for your helpful responses, particularly the ones with experience with the brush/spray on liquid alternatives such as my link showed. I am going to try this stuff as I've been using the matting type, (Dynamat, Liz Skin, Lowes, etc.) for years and the idea of painting the sound deadening appeals. Thanks again! GA

flatheadfever
01-23-2011, 09:30 PM
http://www.polyguardproducts.com/products/Mechanical/alumaguard.htm

Mechanical sound deadening. 150 sq feet to a roll and probably less $1 sq ft in the US. My neighbor runs a large insulation company that does work on everything from refineries to offshore platforms. I put a full roll on my 52 coupe.
This is one that he suggested plus others.
The other stuff for insulation the guys are talking about is bubble wrap with tinfoil on both sides. It is not sound deadening. I plan to use that as well.
I also mixed hy-tech with rocker guard and have that on all my interior panels.
Probably over lill but it should be cool/warm and quite.
The best sound proofing would be to suspend a close cell foam (think gym mat or roll bar material ) in your doors and roof with an air gap.
IMHO there are 3 things
1/ sound deadening to eliminate the rattles of the body panels ( look at the doors of late 40s ford, a big lump of tar sprayed in the center of the door for sound deadening)
2/ insulation to keep the heat out
3/ sound proofing the hardest one to do. (the 1st 2 will help)

McCoy
02-05-2011, 05:21 PM
Johnny1290 - I do not say that monster liner will lessen the DBs' anywhere in my post. The lizardSkin does that. The chassis saver goes onto clean metal before anything to keep moisture off the fresh metal. The monster liner is the to resist abrasions to the other coatings. I do not run air-conditioning and never will. I live in the Pacific Northwest and it would be a boat anchor. I wish you people would explain to me about your power to deduce the Dynmat was put down on shit metal or damp metal. It was not. Y'all can go ahead and put that matting in all over the place. It's your car. It is heavy and will hold in moisture unless they have updated their technology. If you are in a dry climate and run your air-conditioning often I doubt you'll have any problem with matting. As for comparing a car to a thermos in regards to LizardSkin ceramic coating:
LizardSkin® Ceramic Insulation formula is an advanced, water-based composition of high-grade acrylic binders with air-filled insulating/reflective and sound-absorbing particles.


Environmentally friendly, water-based
Class A fire-rated
No respirator needed; dust mask/protective eyewear recommended
Spay application only; brush for small areas or touch up.
Can cover hard to reach places like inner door panels
Cleans up with soap & water
Each 2 gallon container covers 46-50 sq. feet @ 40 mils (40 mils = 1 millimeter)

Proven aerospace technology enables LizardSkin® Ceramic Insulation to:


Reduce engine and solar heat transfer by 25-30 degrees or more
Protect surfaces from moisture and corrosion
Withstand temperatures to 500° F. (260° C.)

yblock292
02-05-2011, 07:04 PM
Lowes $27 for a 24 inch by 25 foot roll, just did a 54 ford floor, spray glue and aluminum tape works great.

voodoo1
02-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Was that the Peel and Seal that you used? ^^^^^^

RHOPPER
02-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Check out a thread on hotrodders.com about a cheap alternative to lizard skin. They call it hmls, or home made lizard skin. From the info in that thread I made my own from miss tint paint (cheap) and glass micro spheres which are available from hobby stores. On top of that, I'm using peel and seal, purchased at Lowes. Also, lots of threads in this board about this subject, do a search.

olds vroom
02-09-2011, 07:12 PM
I used thermo king duct wrap from home depot its a 24"x15' roll for $17 a roll did the whole floor in my 41 olds with 4 rolls worked great

jt7282
02-09-2011, 07:27 PM
I use 80mil FatMat. makes a world of difference on the cab noise. it's self adhesive and aluminum backed just like dynamat and comes in big rolls. I bought it on ebay # different times and have done my 78 camaro, 56 f100 and have it set aside now for the 52 cadillac. Comes with a roller and razor knife, installs pretty easily but set it in the sun for a day to kind of heat up and really bond to the metal. best thing I dig was lined the door skin and the outter panel. Amazing product, and highly recomended.

here's the camaro
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/wt_ato/christine/DSCN2543.jpg

luvzccr
07-13-2011, 07:41 PM
for the guys who used that Lowes peel and seal stuff... just curious how your ride is holding up still? is it still working well, or has there been any moisture issues? ill be getting to this stage of my '58 ford soon and im trying to decide what sound deadner is the best bang for my buck without costing me an entire paycheck! if that lowes or home depot stuff works well.... then i might invest in some rolls of that versus the expensive dynomat stuff..

Thommyknocker
07-15-2011, 10:14 AM
for the guys who used that Lowes peel and seal stuff... just curious how your ride is holding up still? is it still working well, or has there been any moisture issues?

I've had that roll up window seal stuff in my ot 68 jeepster for about 6 years now.

There are only 2 problems I ran into.

1) on the firewall next to the headers, it peeled up or lost adhesion from the heat.

2) I put some inside the doors (why not) and one side fell down and stuck to the glass. I didn't clean in there at all LOL

I havent looked for rust problems, cause the top leaks LOL

Jimmy2car
07-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Luvz
The peel and seal is the BEST bang for the buck. It really works and is soo much less expensive than almost anything else. You'll like it.
Jim

scootermcrad
07-15-2011, 11:52 AM
Interesting thread. Some great alternative here. This is something I've been thinking a lot about lately. I'm in the market very soon!

flt-blk
07-15-2011, 04:24 PM
I recently did my 59 ElCamino with FatMat from ebay. it delivered quick and worked well.
Took me the better part of the day to install it on the whole inside of the cab.

I was amazed at how much it stretches and sticks into the lowest of spots.

Recent 2100mi road trip and the wife thinks it's quieter and her feet didn't get as hot on the floor.

fbb1951
11-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Bringing back an old thread.
Is there anything to be gained by using Fat Mat or Mega Mat as a sound reducer, and then EZ-Cool for insulation. Looking for ideas for an F1 Panel Truck. A big area to cover.

slammed
11-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Bringing back an old thread.
Is there anything to be gained by using Fat Mat or Mega Mat as a sound reducer, and then EZ-Cool for insulation. Looking for ideas for an F1 Panel Truck. A big area to cover.

Yes. The XXX Extreme by FatMat is 80 mil thick, sticks hard. By your adding the EZ-Cool on top of the Mat your really killing both vibration and heat transfer from undercarriage. Put what you can on the fire wall. Out side door skins. Even if its a lesser brand (Peel and seal) use something everywhere to really make gains.

40FordGuy
11-18-2013, 03:49 PM
I bought the Lowe's roof patch material, and believe it'll work ok. My florrs are new, and in primer, so rusting under the deadener shouldn't be an issue.

4TTRUK