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sound deadener

I am looking for the cheapest way to sound proof my explorer for my stereo. I get alot of wind noise and stuff like that and my Kickers rattle everything, the doors, the hatch. Looking for the cheapest fix for this, thanks.
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sound damping isn't very cheap, but you can get spray in stuff, like rubberize crap, that will help take out a lot of the vibrations and stuff.
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What about the doors, the doors vibrate bad, I was thinking adding more weather stripping to it to stop that
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Weather stripping won't do much, the thin metal door panels will still vibrate. If you can get your hands on some scraps of ice and water shield used by shinglers, it has a super-sticky back that will adhere to the metal and dampen a little bit of vibration, but it won't be anywhere near as good as real sound deadener. For the best prices on real deadener check ebay. My doors are done in Dynamat and it was worth the money.
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check my threads - I did a HUGE write up on this. I detrimed my entire truck and sound-deadened the entire interior.
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There is an asphalt based roofing material you can pick up from Lowe's for about 15 bucks a roll, its called "Peel N' Seal". It is the same as the original dynamat. I did the inner and outer doors in my old Blazer I just traded in. It didn't seem to cut down much wind noise, but my MB Quart component set in the doors sounded way better afterwards, much better bass and no rattles. It also made the doors feel less tinny when you shut them.

It takes about 1 roll per door to do insided and out. The stuff installs just like dynamat. I cleaned real well with simple green and installed the stuff by peeling the paper backing and press into place, roll out bubbles with a soup can. I've read that it can melt and leave a mess if you have hot summers, but I never had a problem in Kansas City. Also, you can smell it for a few weeks after you install it, kind of like roofing tar. From what I understand, Dynamat is the same way. If you do a google search there is a ton of information on this stuff. Some people do their entire interior, but just a single layer inside my doors made a lot it sound a lot better and wasn't excessively labor-intensive.
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Just got done with the fatmat 80mil with the help of dem0. We just did the doors insided and out, but it did make a difference.

I bought 150 ft of the 80mil and plan on doing the entire floor, roof, sides, back wall, jump seats, and if any left over under the hood.
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isnt wind noise caused by leaky door seals? I dont see how any sound deadener would help cure that.

new seals on the doors and hatch and some type of sound deadener in the doors.
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Sound deadener will do nothing for wind noise. Road noise from tires and engine sounds will be reduced though
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Usually and from what I have read, the wind noise is coming from the Door Windows.
Will new gaskets help, maybe but I heard there was a fix out there somewhere.
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