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Sound Deadener Recommendations

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TXTaco13, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Dec 4, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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    mctechhweng

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    I started by doing the back wall and under the rear seats, but I didn't notice much. Then I did the rear doors and I felt like I noticed a little change. When I finally finished deadening both front doors was when I felt a huge shift. The last thing I did was the roof and floor which I can say made the truck a lot more quiet, but mostly it cleaned up the mid bass and bass in my audio system.

    I still need to put MLV in the doors and fix the rear vent noise, but all in all it's sounding really good. I spent a lot more than $250 on the material though.

    I like what you say about regret though. If you are picky enough to go through all the pain of sound-proofing your ride you will have regrets along the following.
    • What if I had done?
    • What if I had covered?
    • Should I have done?
    • Do I need to do more?
    • Should I have used a different material?

    It's just part of being detail oriented I guess. I'm going to rattle proof this Taco even if I die trying!
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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  3. Dec 16, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    If you want some serious info and resources on sound deadening,

    https://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com

    ...has everything you will ever need. They explain every aspect of sound deadening and have albums for various cars. I have no relation to the company but did purchase their entire kit for my 2017 WRX. It is not cheap, but it does the job better than anything else.

    Even if you're not buying, they are a great learning resource.
     
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  4. Dec 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM
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    mctechhweng

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    I don't think it matters who makes the stuff so much as you get the correct materials & apply them properly. The whole vendor debate is part product, part price & part illusion.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    Absolutely. It is a very simple concept, but I don't think there are many places that provide the right info. Most people tend to think you cover your car in Dynamat and that's the best you can do. This site is just a great resource that tells you exactly what you need and why, if you want to do it the best way possible.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2018 at 12:47 PM
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    I don't know if this is a valid company......looks legit based on the pick up locations:

    https://www.yahoosoundproofing.com/

    This site has many of the same/similar components for what looks to be solid numbers and the ability to pick up in person on the west coast or other locations. They are catering more to the commercial building installs, but they still have MLV bonded to CCF for a fraction of the cost of Second Skin. Anyone have any feed back on this insulation company?
     
  7. Dec 17, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    Mostly true given the topic. I will note however that the company mentioned above (SDS) is the only one I know of who skips the 'illusion' part and makes the best parts at reasonable prices. People here seem to care more about low prices.

    This is a science - physics to be precise. There's no voodoo. Yes, most vendors are completely full of it, and that's why I prefer to buy from the only one that isn't when I can. Err, I've had nothing but good experiences with TMSoundproofing and Foam by Mail also but they live outside the typical car audio go-tos.

    Although similarly priced, these guys don't pick up the shipping on rolls like TMSoundproofing does...so a 25 foot roll of MLV costs $80 to ship! They don't say if their materials are recycled or virgin either. Without any word from them, I'm going to assume it's recycled.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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    I feel like the cost of the materials is nothing compared to the cost of labor... Even if it's your own labor... Doing a proper deadening job takes a long time.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    Oh it's hella time consuming. I'd hate to see the bill to have someone do it correctly
     
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  10. Dec 26, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Does anybody know how many sq/ft they used on the inside of a double cab? per door and floor/back wall?
     
  11. Dec 26, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    I'm mobile right now, but if you check out sound deadener showdown and choose the Tacoma DC package they add the approximate amount to your cart. Should be able to figure it out there.
     
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  13. Dec 26, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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    Yeah I looked there. Looks like he has 85.5 sq/ft of MLV... does that sound about right to you guys who have done it?
     
  14. Dec 28, 2018 at 3:22 PM
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    I'd think again about using tiles on the rear wall. They're really hard to install because of the corrugation. I'd use sheets there instead.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2018 at 4:06 PM
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    You don't need full coverage with CLD... 25% coverage is generally enough
     
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    Also, take note that the 3/4" melanmine is on back order under mid March. Had to take advantage of the 20% off Christmas sale at Second Skin. Sound deadner show down would have been my 1st choice, but timeline is a ways out there.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Regardless, the foil on the tiles is so thick it makes it hard to apply to the ribbed surface.
     
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    Yeah, that is a wait. Usually though if they're out of something they'll discount your order if they're out...if you can wait it out. I bought a couple boxes of CLD tiles last time they were out of stock - got 10 or 20% off...forget which. SDS hardly ever puts anything on sale; I had to.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    Yeah, it looked like just the out of stock items are discounted @20%, which is a nice savings. But the melamine is one of the key items in the sound reduction, and I don't want to do this job more than once. Second skin's 20% off the order netted out to a $300 plus savings....had to do it. Also, it was delivered in 2 days. That's a great turn around.
     
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