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krisfnbz
04-04-2007, 09:29 PM
EDIT: JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW PICS WILL BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THIS THREAD AS I COMPLETE THE PROCESS, I CANNOT POST MORE THAN 10 PICS ON THE FIRST PAGE, SO LOOK THROUGH THE WHOLE THREAD IF YOU WANT TO SEE ALL THE PICS.

Ahh I decided to sound deaden my doors, and later on trunk. After reading about how to do so... and viewing alot of pictures I decided to give it a shot. I tried to get as many good pics as possible for all you civic owners out there who would like to do this to your vehicle. I didnt get a chance to finish the driver side door, just the passenger side. I used some duct tape overtop after I pressed hard down on the material, just to give it more of a bond. The passenger side looks really good, and I cant wait to install my CDT CL 61a's.


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Finished passenger door.


http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/krisfnbs/Car%20Audio/install010.jpg

ThomasG
04-04-2007, 09:31 PM
looks good

blackbonnie
04-04-2007, 09:41 PM
nice job, let us know how it sounds

krisfnbz
04-04-2007, 09:43 PM
I figure I did better on this than building my box! :)

jmanpc
04-05-2007, 12:17 AM
looks great

BlackMaxima
04-05-2007, 03:14 AM
what kind of a Deadening are you using there????
is it 1 layer inside and out or 2 layers??
How long did it take you to do it and how much Deadening did you use on that one door??


BTW. looks good.

bdawson72
04-05-2007, 03:21 AM
Looks good

jmanpc
04-05-2007, 03:23 AM
He used good 'ol Peel n Seal.

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 09:23 AM
what kind of a Deadening are you using there????
is it 1 layer inside and out or 2 layers??
How long did it take you to do it and how much Deadening did you use on that one door??


BTW. looks good.

I bought 3 rolls of Peel N Seal at lowes with my friends 10% off discount. The passenger door is complete, with 1 layer inside, and about 1.5 layers on the outside, I only double layered the more important areas. The driver side is not yet complete and that is 1 layter inside(complete) and the outside is barely covered at all, It got to dark to work with yesterday.

I have 3 rolls of peel n seal and ive only used about half of it at this point.(or a little more) I tell you once I covered those big holes in the doors with a double layer, man it was alot thicker than I imagined. Per door took me about an hour and half, or so... im completing it today. Im going to duct tape overtop of the peel n seal, it just looks better that way.

jdawg
04-05-2007, 09:34 AM
heat gun helps it adhere better

looks good

Decipha
04-05-2007, 09:35 AM
ahh nice... let us know how it sounds afterwards

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 01:26 PM
heat gun helps it adhere better

looks good

Thats what jmanpc told me, but when I first starting sticking it.... it was pretty strong. I guess im just lazy to use a hairdryer or something lol

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 01:27 PM
Im about to upload the finishing pics in a second.

Twistid
04-05-2007, 01:28 PM
how much was peel n seel

also you came along way from speakers between ur headrest + seat :)

gj

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 01:36 PM
Here are both the right door and left door finished. Also is a pic of the rear....Those are CDT CL 6x's to which I powered up to HU power(I bought them from Oldmantodd) Turns out that both of the speakers are blown. I just PM'ed him and im awaiting his response. I was kind of pissed when I powered them up for the first time, but oh well.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/krisfnbs/Car%20Audio/install011-1.jpg

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http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/krisfnbs/Car%20Audio/dfd.jpg

Twistid
04-05-2007, 01:37 PM
ur gonna power cdt's off the headunit???

why?

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 01:39 PM
how much was peel n seel

also you came along way from speakers between ur headrest + seat :)

gj

Peel N seal was about $13 a roll at lowes after my friends discount. I bought 3 of them, and I have a full roll left for the rear. I used about 1 roll per door.

And yes I have came a long way since then. I have read sooo much information that I would have never came across if I didnt join this great forum.

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 01:40 PM
ur gonna power cdt's off the headunit???

why?

No no... I have a kicker 650.4 amp that im going to power them with, along with my CDT CL61'as in the front... I just wanted to hook them up for the first time to test them out on HU power, because I bought them on the forum and had not tested them yet. Turns out they are blown....LAME

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 01:47 PM
I believe I should be able to fill the rear top with the roll I have left...

DejaWiz
04-05-2007, 02:13 PM
Looks great!

It's nothing new to hear about people using Peel N' Seal, but I've never considered it before. Can anyone chime in here and list the pros and cons of doing so?

Thanks.

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 04:51 PM
Okay I finished SOME of the back(the back is huge with the trunk and all) and here are the pics, I decided to just cover the whole top where the speakers go into the baffles, but in the trunk for now im going to just cover the holes... and then add deadening later. Im still not done... I have about 3/4ths a roll left,(this **** does cover alot!)... Ill finish later on today


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jmanpc
04-05-2007, 04:54 PM
lookin awesome, mang.

thehardknoxlife
04-05-2007, 05:03 PM
Looks great!

It's nothing new to hear about people using Peel N' Seal, but I've never considered it before. Can anyone chime in here and list the pros and cons of doing so?

Thanks.
Pros: Cheap. Can be bought at Lowes.
Cons: Asphalt smell, Falls off after heated in the sun especially if you don't heat it before applying it, Leaves a gooey mess when it melts, Not as flexible as real deadner.

I wouldn't do it to a car I was going to keep. It will last for a while depending on the climate. I have a black car 1 inside door is done with P-N-S and the rest of the car is done in RAAMatt. Let's just say I had to replace the tint on the P-N-S side after a hot summer. A few pieces fell off the top and left big black streaks of tar on the inside of the window. The Raamatt is still holding strong.

DejaWiz
04-05-2007, 05:06 PM
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Asphalt smell, Falls off after heated in the sun especially if you don't heat it before applying it, Leaves a gooey mess when it melts, Not as flexible as real deadner.

I wouldn't do it to a car I was going to keep. It will last for a while depending on the climate. I have a black car 1 inside door is done with P-N-S and the rest of the car is done in RAAMatt. Let's just say I had to replace the tint on the P-N-S side after a hot summer. A few pieces fell off the top and left big black streaks of tar on the inside of the window. The Raamatt is still holding strong.

Well in that case I'm going to say phuk that. Don't want any funny smells or my tint getting screwed up. I'll stick with my original plan for Raammat or SS deadening.

thehardknoxlife
04-05-2007, 05:10 PM
Well in that case I'm going to say phuk that. Don't want any funny smells or my tint getting screwed up. I'll stick with my original plan for Raammat or SS deadening.

Yeah do it right the first time. I really noticed the difference when I was pulling the PnS off. It was rather easy to take off, just pull. Try pulling some real deadner off after its been on for 6 months. It's not very easy.

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 05:25 PM
Pros: Cheap

I dont need deadener that costs 100's of dollars.

thehardknoxlife
04-05-2007, 05:30 PM
Pros: Cheap

I dont need deadener that costs 100's of dollars.
Let's see 3 rolls of PnS $13 each = Roughly $40
1/2 roll of RAAmatt= $50

I did about the same size doors and trunk with 1 layer and still have 1/2 roll or more.

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Still more expensive.

jmanpc
04-05-2007, 05:35 PM
Let's see 3 rolls of PnS $13 each = Roughly $40
1/2 roll of RAAmatt= $50

I did about the same size doors and trunk with 1 layer and still have 1/2 roll or more.

+ 15 shippin :D

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 05:37 PM
Yep so thats $25 more, Plus if I did the doors with 1 layer I could have got it done in about a roll and 1/4th maybe 1/2

DejaWiz
04-05-2007, 05:40 PM
Pros: Cheap

I dont need deadener that costs 100's of dollars.

Not knockin' ya, bud. I'd use it and save myself tons of cash if it didn't exhibit dangers to my tint and the possibility of filling my car with an asphalt smell, which actually makes me very nauseous and gives me headaches for some reason.

thehardknoxlife
04-05-2007, 05:41 PM
+ 15 shippin :D
I got mine for $100 shipped. All you have to do is call. They'll work with ya. They will even sell you 1/2 a roll, just plead your case as being broke you might even get it cheaper.

thehardknoxlife
04-05-2007, 05:43 PM
On another note my 2nd roll came with 3 yds of ensolite and a can of adhesive for free. I didn't even expect it.

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 05:45 PM
Not knockin' ya, bud. I'd use it and save myself tons of cash if it didn't exhibit dangers to my tint and the possibility of filling my car with an asphalt smell, which actually makes me very nauseous and gives me headaches for some reason.

No prob...I bet ramat is good stuff, I just didnt feel like spending the extra bucks on it, and plus my first deadenins job..id rather put more expensive deadener in a better car later on.(which I probably will)...+ I dont have tints etc. and im too cheap so I wouldnt even care about the smell(if I would be even picky enough to smell it.)

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 05:45 PM
I got mine for $100 shipped. All you have to do is call. They'll work with ya. They will even sell you 1/2 a roll, just plead your case as being broke you might even get it cheaper.

good for you I bet you did a good job on it as well. pics?

BlackMaxima
04-05-2007, 08:42 PM
i wanna do some Sound Deadening on my doors and trunk too, but do you guys think its worth Deadening the car floor too??


or just the front doors and the trunk area and forget the rear doors and thee floor??

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Im no expert... but I think most people just deaden their doors, and a little bit of their trunk... who knows though I guess its what kind of outcome you want to achieve, and if you plan on doing a whole bunch of your car like the floor and etc, maybe using better stuff than peel n seal would be worth it? I dunno my .02

thehardknoxlife
04-05-2007, 09:08 PM
good for you I bet you did a good job on it as well. pics? I could take some pics.


i wanna do some Sound Deadening on my doors and trunk too, but do you guys think its worth Deadening the car floor too??


or just the front doors and the trunk area and forget the rear doors and thee floor??
It depends on what your trying to achieve. It will kill some road noise which is a big + for SQ. Other than the door you won't notice a big difference from deadening the floor besides the loss of the noise interference.

krisfnbz
04-05-2007, 09:13 PM
pics would be great!

Ku-sama
04-05-2007, 09:19 PM
how much was peel n seel

also you came along way from speakers between ur headrest + seat :)

gj




hey, at the time they made a difference in the way his **** sounded... lol

BlackMaxima
04-05-2007, 09:39 PM
i want over all SQ, for me the reason i wanna have Deadening in the trunk is to reduce the amount of bass that someone can hear from outside of the car.
and 2nd. to reduce road noise would be nice.

Dozy_production
04-06-2007, 01:33 AM
I think you just lost another 10hp. ;)

krisfnbz
04-06-2007, 09:05 AM
i want over all SQ, for me the reason i wanna have Deadening in the trunk is to reduce the amount of bass that someone can hear from outside of the car.
and 2nd. to reduce road noise would be nice.

I used to love pulling up at a red light with the bass turned up and have people turns their heads like "what is that LOUD noise????"

Turns out I was running crappy 12's in a small crappy box....giving them like no power...

L7! here I come!

krisfnbz
04-16-2007, 03:20 PM
bump for civic owners!

bass_lover1
04-17-2007, 11:24 AM
i wanna do some Sound Deadening on my doors and trunk too, but do you guys think its worth Deadening the car floor too??


or just the front doors and the trunk area and forget the rear doors and thee floor??


I'd deaden the foot wells, thats were a lot of tire/road noise is present, and I'd also use some type of closed cell foam that will help absorb noise, the foam you can use across your entire floor, the deadener I'd keep to things like doors, foot wells, trunk, and possibly ceiling if you're getting any flex, otherwise the road noise can usually be taken care of with foam.

Also, I've only done my front doors so far, but the difference was insane, my VW doors are already pretty solid, but the RAAMat really helped a lot, more than I thought it would have, eventually I'll get around to doing the rest of the car, I've got about half a roll left over to work with.

Hebrew Hammer
04-17-2007, 02:13 PM
here are some early pics of my truck which has been sitting for over a year now untouched...

everything is double if not triple layers....the floor is 2 layers od raamat,2 layers of ensolite, 2 layers of raamat, 2 layers of ensolite, 1 layer of raamat...

and yes...using good damping material does make a difference....just like anything else...

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/randy_kunin/album/576460762309763982/photo/294928803017926915/26

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/randy_kunin/album/576460762309763982/photo/294928803017928688/30

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http://new.photos.yahoo.com/randy_kunin/album/576460762309763982/photo/294928803017928901/33

DejaWiz
04-17-2007, 02:19 PM
^ very impressive, Hammer. I'd love to do such a job to my car, but afterwards my bank account would cease to exist and the wife would kill me!

krisfnbz
04-17-2007, 02:31 PM
yeah it can get very expensive if you want to use the good stuff and do your whole car etc