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Use quality deadening products (problem with Second Skin SPL Tiles)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by mattg43, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    mattg43

    mattg43 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A while back ATSaubrey (sp?) over on DIYMA was trying to raise funds for an animal shelter. I donated, and received some "SPL tiles". a product that Second Skin tried to sell after Don at Sound deadener showdown came out with his product. I already had my stuff from Don, so I tossed them in a box.

    But, as luck would have it, I put them in the same box I was storing my CLD tiles. I dont know when I started using them/ran out of SDS product, but I found out last week I had some of them in my truck. I contacted Don, and got some quality product to replace them with. Yesterday I pulled the door panel to find them loose around the edges. I pulled on them a little, and this was the result:

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    Got them out of the doors.

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    Yes, thats my blood that I bled. that 10mil thick foil will cut you up good. :rolleyes:


    And a big "Thank You" to Don. Once again, super easy to work with, FAST shipping, and I was able to get the bad stuff out, and get back to a solid product the weekend after I found my mistake. I already have the remainder of the SPL tiles out of the audio box so this does not occur again.


    So, anyone want to pay shipping on some SPL tiles?


    EDIT - Please note SPL tiles are no longer being produced under the same name. Appears they are now the "AlphaDamp" product...

    Buyer beware.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Wow good to know, glad i went with Dons products
     
  3. May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    As a quick clarification, and to serve as a bump for warning more people...

    I pulled the doors to check on mounting for new speakers, and found it peeling. I tried to roll it back in place, and put the doors back on.

    I then got out my digital calipers and started measuring the foil on the stuff in my "deadener box", which was when I realized this was SPL tiles, not SDS CLD tiles.

    That was when I contacted Don for the new stuff, and got it installed the next week.

    These pictures are from me removing the old tiles, the second time they had peeled off (I didnt expect them to stick, which is why I had ordered new product to replace them with anyways...)
     
  4. May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    dylan199

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    great info. i am in the market for some deadener.
     
  5. May 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    did you even clean the area before you installed it?
     
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