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Budget Sound Proofing - A Quick And Dirty Guide


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#16 Gadgets

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:39 AM

Interesting idea! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

Fancy doing mine?

Although mine isn't too noisy...I just turn up the music!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:07 AM

Dan, if you want to do it I'm more than happy to give you a hand. You know me, anything to get out of replacing my head gasket again.. :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

Nice rust trap that you have made between the tape and the floor. Lets hope you don't have any leaks!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:00 PM

Nice rust trap that you have made between the tape and the floor. Lets hope you don't have any leaks!


See first post:

First thing I did pull everything out the car and after making sure there was no repairs needed or leaks...


;D

Floor was also painted before mass loading so no moisture trap either.

Edited by Skortchio, 11 February 2013 - 11:01 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

my bad, i didn't read that bit. Apols.

Did you notice much of a reduction in road / engine noise? Whats that on your steering column?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

No worries, I had to deal with some small rust spots (which at the time were the worst thing ever, being the first ones I found) after stripping the old 'sound proofing' out.

The thing on the steering coloumn is the hand controls, push for brake and pull for go! I'm paraplegic so can't be doing with all that pedal pushing :D

I drove the car for about a week after stripping the original stuff out and mass loading / proofing it, the difference is massive!

Obviously hard on the throttle you get a fair amount of noise still but it's mostly through the windscreen (so I'm told).
While cruising it's surprisingly quiet in the cabin. The removal of all the buzzes and rattles (mass loading) helps a lot with that too I find as much as the actual reduction in road / exhaust / engine noise blocking.

I'm half tempted to try it with the ultra swanky expensive stuff to compare, but I think I'll try and pinch a lift with someone who's already done it first :lol:
Some engine bay side blocking helps too, Ruckus used some stuff that I'm going to add to my list of things to do.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Ah that explains it, looked like some fancy steering lock to my uneducated eyes.

hmm maybe a future project for me then, will add it to my ever growing list. lol

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

And I thought earmuffs were "budget soundproofing" ? and they kep your ears warm in winter .... but excellent job looks good :-)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

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Could of saved me tons of time! :D

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

such a pretty colour too..... :-)

Edited by mra-minis.co.uk, 25 February 2013 - 11:53 AM.





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