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bikinpunk
10-14-2006, 11:27 PM
Sorry for the DIY narration, I made a tutorial for 8thcivic.com. Anyway, just happy to have it done and thought I would share my pics in case it could help anyone.

I can already tell a HUGE difference in just the one door alone. Getting the passenger's side done tomorrow.

I ordered 40 square feet, which came in sheets of 2 square feet each, therefore I started with 20 sheets of Second Skin Damplifier. I have 12 sheets left now, so it took about 16 square feet for 3 GOOD layers to get the door done. If I'm missing anything here, or anyone has questions let me know. Second Skin Damplifer: $98 for 40 sq ft FTW!

I can already tell a HUGE difference in just the one door alone. Getting the passenger's side done tomorrow.

I ordered 40 square feet, which came in sheets of 2 square feet each, therefore I started with 20 sheets of Second Skin Damplifier. I have 12 sheets left now, so it took about 16 square feet for 3 GOOD layers to get the door done. If I'm missing anything here, or anyone has questions let me know. Second Skin Damplifer: $98 for 40 sq ft FTW!



First steps: Pop off door handle thingamabob (sp?!). Then, apply a VERY thin tipped flat-head screwdriver to the interface of the door's control panel and pry upwards on these 3 locations. The peice pops off pretty easily.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1901.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1902.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1903.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1904.jpg

Calikid
10-14-2006, 11:30 PM
nice, keep posting pics please. :yumyum:

Johnny Drama
10-14-2006, 11:32 PM
Looks good man. Way to put the woman to work for something good ;)

jeeper07
10-14-2006, 11:32 PM
nice work

DBfan187
10-14-2006, 11:36 PM
nice pics ... of your girl. :naughty:

djvi0lent
10-14-2006, 11:38 PM
**** good job. Just out of curiosity, about how long did that take you?

AJē06
10-14-2006, 11:40 PM
ARe u serious?! My girl would never do that!!!! SHES SOOO **** COOL!! ;)

heyman421
10-14-2006, 11:44 PM
****!!!!!!!

that's awesome, man.

i had the same dilemma as you, a HUUUUGE gaping hole in the door.

i was too lazy, tho, and i'm just doing kicks.

looks awesome, tho. good job, that must've been pretty tough.

bikinpunk
10-15-2006, 12:07 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback. It honestly wasn't too hard. Just took a lot of time and patience. I'm lucky my girl helped me because my hands would've never fit inside the door as easily. total time it took was about 5 hours start to finish (including the time it took to go to autozone and buy Acetone to get the gunk off the doors.

More pics:

Disconnect the wires off the black peice.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1905.jpg



Go along the bottom of the door with the screwdriver and pop the door outward. You can get the rest of the door off with fingers after you get a few of them done with the screwdriver.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1907.jpg



Door stock:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1908.jpg


Disconnect all wires.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1910.jpg



After the moisture barrier has been removed. Just peel it off. Don't worry about that tar crap right now.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1911.jpg

Scrape off the tar with a putty knife, or razor (as in this case). Then use Acetone-WORKS LIKE A CHARM- in an abundant amount to get the rest of that crap off. Don't use a little bit, USE A LOT. Be careful though, and use gloves and maybe a paint mask of some sort to keep from inhaling the fumes.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1912.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1913.jpg

bikinpunk
10-15-2006, 12:10 AM
Door cleaned. Make sure it's cleaned VERY well, otherwise the deadener won't stick well.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1914.jpg



Find a hot chick to help you out. Give her a coke and let her do the work for you. In this case, my fiance helped me out. Use small square, or rectangular peices and little-by-little apply the deadner to the door. Use a roller (we used a paint roller) to help flatten the deadner in hard to reach places.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1915.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1916.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1917.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1918.jpg

bikinpunk
10-15-2006, 12:11 AM
I used the moisture barrier to make an outline in cardboard for the huge hole in the door. I cut mine out of a furniture box. Then deadened the inner-side of it.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1919.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1921.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1922.jpg


Outer skinned dead:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1923.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1924.jpg


Test fitting the cardboard cut-out. Use duct-tape to hold the cardboard in place. Then proceed to deaden over the cardboard. Lins had already deadened the inner side of the inner layer while I was cutting.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1926.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1927.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1928.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1929.jpg


Done. I used some of the material off the moisture barrier to act as a baffle behind the speaker. Not sure if that can be made out in the picture though.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/bikinpunk/civic%20install/IMG_1930.jpg

DBfan187
10-15-2006, 12:12 AM
more pics of your girl? nudes? I emptied my PM box just for you:naughty:


feel free to send them my way.

azbass
10-15-2006, 12:14 AM
get some panel pullers foo!

thatkidbob
10-15-2006, 12:16 AM
Hmmm.... i would've suggested something more rigid than cardbord, like mdf, or, even better, plexi. The important thing is... do you hear an improvement?

azbass
10-15-2006, 12:17 AM
she has big gums?

davidfre21
10-15-2006, 12:21 AM
lol at using plexi, sense it would get a layer or 2 of deadener on it...

nice work, and ur chick is a hottie

thatkidbob
10-15-2006, 12:34 AM
lol at using plexi, sense it would get a layer or 2 of deadener on it...
*shrug*

reminds me of an HID retrofit i saw were a guy used carbon fiber for the frames inside of the headlights, from which the projectors protrude. He then painted over it... people made similar comments. Its about using what you've got availible that works, and plex works well according to a certain sticky on this very forum...

Proper Door Sound Deadening and You (http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95925) ;)

heyman421
10-15-2006, 12:48 AM
hey man, every .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000001 seconds counts when you live your life one quarter mile at a time

thatkidbob
10-15-2006, 12:59 AM
hey man, every .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000001 seconds counts when you live your life one quarter mile at a time
i KNOW dude... i'm all about the weight reduction...

i'm on stage 20,749 of mine... thats where all you've got left is an engine, a transmission, a couple wheels, and a seat so small you can barely fit your @ss on it.

wait thats a motorcycle :D

dleccord
10-15-2006, 01:02 AM
nice pics. more pics of your lady working on the car please:D

bikinpunk
10-15-2006, 01:30 AM
I used cardboard because it's what I had available. I bought 1/2" MDF but it was too thick. When I did a test fit with it screwed into place the door wouldn't fit back on! :eek: Also, if you look in the pics you can see that the window tracking is almost dead on the inner skin so putting something in from the inside was out of the question. I was about to get really bummed, but I saw the HUGE Ashley furniture box laying there and said "hmmmm". I still can tell a huge difference. Plus, I figured if I was going to give it two layers of deadener, it didn't really matter what I used. :up2somet:

I'm far from a ricer. I have a 140 hp motor...like that's going to cause damage to speed records. Plus the 30lb bike rack and 2 BMX bikes would hinder any chances of me being fast. Believe it or not, people actually rev up at lights on me even when that stuff is on there. :rolleyes:

bikinpunk
10-15-2006, 01:40 AM
double post

ItalynStylion
10-15-2006, 01:41 AM
Im supprised that your door has that big a hole in it. The hole in my door to get to deaden the outside skin of the car was just big enough to get two fists through on my IS300. I wish i could have worked on a civic!

bikinpunk
10-15-2006, 01:42 AM
Im supprised that your door has that big a hole in it. The hole in my door to get to deaden the outside skin of the car was just big enough to get two fists through on my IS300. I wish i could have worked on a civic!

That was the one GOOD thing about this install. :)

Ryan Autry
10-15-2006, 01:44 AM
I'd highly recommend replacing that cardboard with 1/4" mdf.

Speedyd718
10-15-2006, 02:08 AM
hey nice thinkin with the cardboard. way to work with what you got.

southwest713
10-15-2006, 02:16 AM
now i know how to cover that big a$$ hole in the door on my civic
:woot:

SQBubble
10-15-2006, 02:35 AM
now i know how to cover that big a$$ hole in the door on my civic
:woot:

x2
cardboard is flexible... so its pretty easy to apply on a door which is never flat...

mdf is too complicated IMO, i tried, worthless when alot of holes, might try cardboard soon:D

ssj2xxgotenxx
10-15-2006, 05:53 AM
Very nice write up.

AJē06
10-15-2006, 06:12 AM
Cardboard... FTW? :D

Dunerider5
10-15-2006, 05:12 PM
I ordered 40 square feet, which came in sheets of 2 square feet each, therefore I started with 20 sheets of Second Skin Damplifier. I have 12 sheets left now, so it took about 16 square feet for 3 GOOD layers to get the door done. If I'm missing anything here, or anyone has questions let me know. Second Skin Damplifer: $98 for 40 sq ft FTW!

So it took 16 sqft to do the one door?

Im trying to figure out how much I need to do the front doors in my '01 4runner.

bikinpunk
10-15-2006, 06:25 PM
That's how much it took ME. Really just depends on how many layers you want to do and how big your doors are. Better to have too much than too little.

bikinpunk
10-16-2006, 01:11 AM
Finished the passenger's side door. Took the car out for a good listen and I am very very impressed by how much clarity I've gained. Every song sounds so much clearer and the mid-bass is very responsive. :D

James Bang
10-16-2006, 03:19 PM
very very nice. but im still glad to have door/kick pods so i don't have to go through that.

DoobieBrother
10-16-2006, 06:20 PM
Another possibility is peg board. You know the stuff you hang on the wall that has a bunch of holes to hang tools and such on. Take that and cover with deadener like was done here with cardboard. It'd be stiffer and not much thicker. Easy to cut and work with. Enough flex to be easier than plexi.