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Old 27th November 2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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I'm specing out my car stereo, and since I'm wanting to avoid the basscar rattle, I want to put soundproofing in the car. I know the most common way to do this is Dynamat, but that's about as far as I know. Is there anything that's nearly as good that isn't as expensive? How is it applied? Where is it applied?

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Old 27th November 2009, 06:53 AM   #2
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secondskin is probably best out there now

many people use this
Damplifier Pro - Acoustic Vibration Dampening Mat

they have a lot of stuff, maybe go and check it out if there is something for you
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Old 27th November 2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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I used PhatMat for my install, and got 100sq ft shipped for $118 and still have 25sq ft left (ford focus: doors inside and out, Floorpan, trunk, trunk lid (boot))

got it off flebay Link looks like $125 now, but still good deal

Only thing that sucks is after you are done your hands look like a smurf (washes off though)

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Old 27th November 2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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Sorry for double post, but wouldnt let me edit again

So here is where i used the Fatmat. Both installs done by me, and help from dad (for once i wasn't the lacky):

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Old 27th November 2009, 10:39 AM   #5
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you get is more yes, but its also less good, and you have to put it more, so you end up at the same point, where you spend same money... more or less
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Old 27th November 2009, 11:44 AM   #6
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you get is more yes, but its also less good, and you have to put it more, so you end up at the same point, where you spend same money... more or less

I find it to work quite well. road noise went down quite a bit, and the doors shut with more of a thud. don't have a before and after for sound, as I installed fatmat before i installed components
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Old 27th November 2009, 12:04 PM   #7
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Fatmat's not so great. Its an asphalt compound where butyl is preferable.
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