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Old 11-27-2006
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poor man sound deading

so this past week i put in all my door speakers and wired em up to my amp.
and since i couldnt afford dynamat and didnt want to pull everything off again to wait on fat mat or another deading product, i went to lowes and picked up this roll of roof/gutter repair stuff taht looks exactly like dynamat. it cost me 18bux and i covered my back doors on the inside and around the speakers, and then the same on the front doors. and sealed up the gap around the speaker and the door with some chaulking.
i must say... it helped out reall good! very little flex in the door skins and improved the mid bass a hell of a lot!

so if you want to improve ur stereo for under 20bux i would deff go pick some of this roof/gutter repair stuff up.
and ive heard of other people doing this, and it made their truck smell like tar... no such problem here.
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got a brand name on it? ive heard the same thing about stinking up the truck which is why i stayed away from it
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DAM I GOT JIPPED on the price shoot haha.

here it is...

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...625&lpage=none

i have yet to smell anything that wasnt there before. and i was in the car driving houston to san marcos (3hrs cuz i had to back track some) and the onlything that bothered me was driving into the sun as it was setting haha

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well itz not that hot out yet either for it to stink.
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im doing the same thing right now too, except the stuff i bought is from home depot, called protecto wrap, 15.73 a roll, i bought 5 rolls, ive used 2.5 so far. ive done the drivers doors and the back panel only, 2 layers on everything. so far my truck doesnt smell bad at all.
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Peel n Seal is one common brand.

It is more like a tar and is not as effective as Dynamat but it does help. Way cheaper than Dynamat but has some odor initially and it melts more easily in hot locations. I have some in my truck but I wouldn't use it where gravity is working against you and adhesion might be a problem - like above the headliner. I used Dynamat up there.
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well itz not that hot out yet either for it to stink.
ummmm he is in Texas......i bet it is down there....
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ya but if the tar was going to smell, it would give off an odor as i was putting it on.

price+effectiveness > any smells that may or may not arrise
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as far as temp right now. it rained some last night so its humid, but its probally low 80s? i dont know... i just now it feels nice haha.
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link doesnt work....

nvm i got it... hmm ive head that it has an odor... unless theyve changed it or your just lucky...
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ya i have had no odor problems... and if i ever get an odor from anything thats in my truck, theres this spray you get at o'rileys in a lil mouth freshener sized bottle(like the ones the guys use on dumb and dumber) and u put ur ac on Hi and spray the stuff thru the openings where the wipers are on the outside.. completely neutrualizes any and all smells
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I don't know how much you paid for how much square feet, but I bought 50 square feet of this stuff off of ebay for $60 shipped and it was enough to do my entire regular cab truck (floor, doors, back wall, and pillars / didn't do the ceiling). I know it says $59.95 plus $19.99 shipping but it has a best offer option and I tried $20 first and incremented up $5 dollars at a time until they accepted my $40 dollar offer.

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I know someone who used something like that here in Texas. During the summer, it would get hot and run down the insides of the door and Ooze out the bottom holes making a HUGE mess...you may want to reconsider using that. ( if it is the same stuff)
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I know someone who used something like that here in Texas. During the summer, it would get hot and run down the insides of the door and Ooze out the bottom holes making a HUGE mess...you may want to reconsider using that. ( if it is the same stuff)
i doubt that... its designed for roofs... and roofs get very very very hot and i think it would be able to withstand some pretty extreme temperatures...

maybe if the paper got torn off in spots and it was just the tar substance, but other then that id think it would hold together...
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I am going by what I was told and what I say. He said it was a tacky tar paper and the tar was running out of the bottom of the door. I don't know if it was the same thing or not......
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ummmm he is in Texas......i bet it is down there....
Itz also November so low to mid 80s isn't gonna make a big difference in Aug when itz 100+ then we will see.
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When it gets warm again (90+ degrees) you're going to have a smell like hot asphalt, and you'll be lucky if that stuff doesn't melt and drip off when it gets to be hot. Check out some car audio forums or www.sounddeadenershowdown.com to get some real information about tar mats, peel n seal, etc. and what the heat can do to them.
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i dont really mind, if it fawks up ill jus redo it.. but ill be living in cali pretty soon and its always nice out there. i really doubt this will OOOZE out of my door. if it does, ill jus strip it out and get my buddy to spray bed liner on the door skin n **** that will work wonders haha
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i dont really mind, if it fawks up ill jus redo it.. but ill be living in cali pretty soon and its always nice out there. i really doubt this will OOOZE out of my door. if it does, ill jus strip it out and get my buddy to spray bed liner on the door skin n **** that will work wonders haha
just.. fyi: cali gets REAL hot too man... REAL hot.
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o well, if it falls off it falls off, but i aint worried about it at all...
but for the price and results so far i still say its worth it. they make an adhesion promoter for this also so that would help it adhear evenmore
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Itz also November so low to mid 80s isn't gonna make a big difference in Aug when itz 100+ then we will see.
had 100+sqft in my old 93 civic hatch and never had a smell other than me bustin ***.
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quest51210... you had the peel n seal type stuff?
what part of SA you from? my buddy has a shop off basse. and my friends dad lives like 10mins from the riverwalk n ****. im over in san marcos
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either you like peel and seal or you don't. i have heard people using it and not having any problems, and others not having it stick and smelling. the adheasion problem probally comes from lack of prep work (making sure the surface is cleaned really good befor aplication). i personally use second skin. the pice is alot cheaper thay dynacrap. and i have never had it fail on me. plus Ant is a really nice guy.
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either you like peel and seal or you don't. i have heard people using it and not having any problems, and others not having it stick and smelling. the adheasion problem probally comes from lack of prep work (making sure the surface is cleaned really good befor aplication). i personally use second skin. the pice is alot cheaper thay dynacrap. and i have never had it fail on me. plus Ant is a really nice guy.
Hell yes. I've gotten my doors done with this stuff and I'm fixin to do the entire cab. It's amazing!
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