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Date:         Sun, 24 May 2015 14:06:11 +0000
Reply-To:     Stephen Grisanti <bike2vcu@YAHOO.COM>
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From:         Stephen Grisanti <bike2vcu@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Re: Sound deadening Dynamat
Comments: To: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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John,I used the Peel and Seal stuff from Lowe's and/or HoDepot when my real sound deadening material from B-Quiet ran out.  The roof stuff costs about half per square foot what the real stuff does and appears to be the same thing, tarry layer with foil backing. It was in the van at the time we met you on our Alabama trip. I used three rolls of the real stuff in the back of the van when I removed the Westy interior to inspect for rust and to add some kind of soundproofing. I used the roof stuff in the front doors only, because I did not want to reorder from Canada before leaving on a trip.  I can tell no difference between the two products.  I did experience some of the roof stuff peeling off inside the driver's door one summer, but I reapplied it and foil-taped the seams and cleaned up and have had no problem since.  I will eventually do above the front headliner and under the carpet with the Peel and Seal. The seam taping is advised since the tarry stuff can reach places you'd rather not have it. The results can be impressive.  I suspect the Westy configuration is less improved because of what you cannot cover compared to the tintop's interior but rapping any backed panel gives a satisfying thump instead of the stock sound. It's not an easy task but it's a pretty simple one that gives results.  Stephen 

On Sunday, May 24, 2015 9:37 AM, Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

Didn't think of that. What exactly are you using to cover that part? Any use in using the regular mat and sticking it to the back of the door panel?


On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Dennis Haynes <> wrote:

> Between the trim panel and the door. The door “curtain” is that plastic > stuff to keep the wind and water off the trim panel. > > > > Dennis > > > > > > *From:* Jim Felder [] > *Sent:* Sunday, May 24, 2015 8:58 AM > *To:* Dennis Haynes; > *Subject:* Re: Sound deadening Dynamat > > > > Dennis, what do you mean about "inner to replace the door curtain?" > > Also, John, I used (and continue to use when the opportunity arises) the > stuff you get at lower that is a light aluminum flashing with an asphalt > backing, $17.00 per roll much cheaper than the audio products and does > pretty much the same thing. I have done my doors, slider, back hatch, > sidewalls, and engine lid cover as well as the whole area under the back > bench. > > > > Yesterday I put a new luggage rack seal on my westy and found there was > room for 3/8 inch of closed cell poly foam to go between the rack and the > roof of the car, so I taped a large piece in place under the fiberglass > rack. I haven't had a chance to drive it yet but I know the rank generates > its own wind noise, and besides the cabin can always use a little less heat > from the sun. > > > > I  will put the peel-and stick stuff on the inside the next time I have > the front headliner out. > > > > Dennis is right, stick-on mat sure makes the doors sound better. > > > > JIm > > > > On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 7:49 AM Dennis Haynes <> > wrote: > > Check out the choices at > > > > They have reasonable prices for the good stuff. The light or 1/8 products > work well for the doors and front cowl. The front and sliding doors will > get you the biggest improvement. Consider the choice of installation. Your > car apply directly to the outer skin which stops the cymbal and ringing > noises. Inside to replace the door curtain. Or you could do both as I did. > The first choice really changes the sound and feel of the doors when > opening-closing. Instant Lexus. > > Dennis > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf > Of John Rodgers > Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:58 AM > To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM > Subject: Sound deadening > > The time has come when I MUST do something about the noise level in my '88 > GL. I seem to recall some discussion about a product at Home Depot or Lowes > that works. I'm sure theres others. Anyone know it's name? Any other > suggestions as to what to use. > > Thanks.. > > John > >

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