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Old 07-20-2009, 11:04 PM
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I need help on insulating my 72 Nova,I don't know what to use I'm trying to save money and do the interior my self. I'm kind of on a budget. I what to know what you guys all have used and had good luck with.
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What do you mean by insulation? Are you trying to reduce outside noise, heat from the engine, pad the floor under carpet? Please be more specific.
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I'm going more towards heat because when you drive it you can feel the exhuast through the floor . But if I can put insulation that will help with both heat and sound that would be great.I also have another question does that bubble wrap insulation at Lowes and Homedepot work or should I just buy some insulation that is made for cars.
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If you go to the swaps that have vendors that sell insulation, look at the stuff. What you'll find is there is no difference in the stuff. Most of the "special" car insulation is repackaged home depot stuff. The special aluminised jute insulation they sell is also hotwater heater wrap! Look and compare whats out there before you buy. Let the buyer beware.
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I'm going more towards heat because when you drive it you can feel the exhuast through the floor . But if I can put insulation that will help with both heat and sound that would be great.I also have another question does that bubble wrap insulation at Lowes and Homedepot work or should I just buy some insulation that is made for cars.
Basically, anything you do would be better than nothing at all. For the floor, you need something that will dissipate the most heat with the least thickness. Check into things like Dynamat, Fatmat, or B-Quiet. These are foil faced sound deadeners that will help a lot with the heat. Ideally, you want something that is butyl based instead of asphalt based. The butyl will stand up to heat better than asphalt, but it's also more expensive. Do some research and get the best stuff you can afford. The bubble wrap insulation will not dissipate heat very well, and things like Peel & Seal are asphalt based roofing products that will fail at a lot lower temps than the butyl based sound deadeners. For the rest of the car, you can use things like the bubble wrap or jute. Just make sure you glue it in place with some HHR (high heat resistant) contact adhesive like DAP or 3-M top and trim adhesive.
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Try and find the MSDS on dynamat.
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Material safety data sheets are not intended for consumers. They are for people who handle hazardous materials in their jobs, meaning longer term exposure, and for emergency people who might respond to someone in distress because of a hazardous material. Manufacturers are under no obligation to provide this info to their end customers. Installing Dynamat or one of the others in your car as a one time or infrequent thing will not be hazardous to you. Here is Dynamat's tech specs: CLICK HERE
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MSDS sheets are for everyone, no matter who handles the product. It's your health at stake and no matter who use's the product, intaller or end user they have a right to know what the mfg. is using!!!!!

And they still do not say whats in it totally. Only certain items, not everything in it's makeup.
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I'm sorry, but the manufacturer is under no obligation to provide that information to an end user. A lot of them whose products are really hazardous will provide them to anyone who asks, but OSHA doesn't require it.
If you don't believe me, check it out HERE That's why MSDS sheets are controlled by OSHA , Occupational Safety, not someone who uses something once in a while.

If you look at the Dynamat tech specs I posted before, they don't list any info about their MSDS sheets. I'm sure they have them, but some companies will only give out the info to those who really need it because they work with it every day. The only federal standard they were tested for and have published is FMVSS 302, which is a post crash standard regarding flammability of interior materials. And then all it says is that they passed this standard. FMVSS is part of DOT and stands for Federal motor vehicle safety standards and regulations.
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Thank you, I stand corrected and informed.
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You guys all answered my question for know. I will try and post pics of my car soon.
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