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Old 05-29-2003, 09:10 PM
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I have a '40 Olds which I am going to insulate with Cool Stuff. This insulation was developed by NASA for use in the space shuttle. It costs $48 for 60 square feet plus $15 for s&h. If it is as good as advertised I'll be happy. I will also use heavy undercoating to help quell the road noise.
The number to call is 1-330-265-1031. Good luck.

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I lined the interior of my truck with foil backed insulation designed for water heater insulation. It's only 3/8" thick and has reduced the heat and noise substantially. Two rolls and spray adhesive cost me $34 at Home Depot.
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Has anyone used that spray on ceramic stuff? I was thinking of using that with the Home Depot sheeting.
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Hey yall I \/\/a$ ju$t \/\/oundering have any off yall tried to u$e aluminum foil for car in$ulation? Do you think it
\/\/ould do any good? Keyboard i$ me$$ed up thank$ chri$

You kno u$e it too keep the heat out and $tuff

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Regarding foiled bubble wrap, the stuff from Lowe's and Home Depot is definitely less expensive than the hot rod material sold at shows. Even LESS expensive-make your own. You can get 25 square feet of bubble wrap at Staples for about $10 -for 3/8, they have 5/8 big bubbles, too- and a roll of heavy duty aluminum foil at Walmart for $2. You're going to need the spray adhesive anyway,so buy a big can. The bubble wrap is easier to fit and trim uncovered, then you can spray it down and attach your foil. A bit of work, but you can fit it well and save a few dollars. Use those dollars to buy your lady some flowers on the way home-that's the best street rod insulation you can get.
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I buy the aluminum coated bubble stuff at Home Depot in huge rolls. Sold as a home insulation, it is a lot cheaper than as a car insulation. Glue in place w/ panel adhesive. The rolls I get are enough to do two cars, cheap enough to afford two layers for more insulation. Great for everything except floors where you should use Horvath's rebond felt or some such.
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Is this stuff good under the hood too? I also was thinking of doing the trunk and some of the interior areas on the Jag. Man with our heat lately we're all baking when we take the car out.

I need to get the air conditioner recharged!!!!

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I wouldn't use it under the hood. It is tough (incidentally, the OfficeDepot bubble pack is inferior plastic and probably will deteriorate very quiclky) but won't stand up to engine heat. Need to find something made for that application. Back when Detroit used to insulate hoods -maybe they still do, I don't look under the hood of new cars - they used black colored fiberglass mats.

Should be great in the trunk.

Get the AC fixed today. 'Sposed to be 107 by Friday!
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107 Ahhhhhh!!

I took it to the shop and they wouldn't charge it because the compressor had hose clamps instead of fittings (not my doing) So now I'm looking for a new compressor and dryer unit. I was thinking of converting to R134. Any ideas?

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BTW how much was a roll of that stuff at Home Depot anyway?
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:28 PM
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Sound absorbing material

Any of you guys heard of this stuff? Looks interesting....

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BTW how much was a roll of that stuff at Home Depot anyway?
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...Str=insulation

Model 4025 - $40
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The best stuff Ive ever used for sound deading is Dynamat. But the other day a guy came in to the shop with an excursion and did his own deadening. He used the rubber shower stall liner gluded down with contact cement while taping joints with alunimum tape.

I was very shocked that that it turned out so well.

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Everyone seems to be talking about the heat but what is best for the sound problems. What is best for that?
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Everyone seems to be talking about the heat but what is best for the sound problems. What is best for that?
A louder Radio usually helps mask any pesky sounds. 500 watts should do it for the average rod..
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On a recent Powerblock TV series they used a sound deadening material made by a firm called Quiet Ride. You can get it preformed and cut for your application. Kinda pricey though IMO.

http://www.quietride.com/

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Out of this wealth of knowledge on this thread I am shocked that only one person(yourownreality) has suggested Dynamat. The stuff is awesome. It blocks out road noise and can withstand heat 300 degrees F and more. It is not that hard to apply and it comes cut for doors, roof, hoods,and other areas. It even can be purchased in a kit specific to vehicle application. My buddy did his whole truck cab in the Dynamat extreme and i would have never believed how well it works. It will cost a little$$$ but this is one product that is worth it. I am doing my 66 mustang with this stuff.
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