Yep it's a time consuming process. I bet I have 50-60 hours in deadening and sound proofing SO FAR But this includes having practically my entire interior out.Originally Posted by lil azn 06
If you guys need a place for a lot of this stuff that is relatively cheap, go to www.mcmaster.com They sell the acoustical foam, sound deadening, vibration control materials, and all sorts of cool stuff.
I have no particular allegiance to any company or brand (unless they want to sponsor me [hint!!] ) so I just use the most cost effective stuff I know of that works. The best product comparison I have ever seen is at www.sounddeadenershowdown.com
Also, for those of you in colder climates, make sure you get something that is heavy and sticky because glue and frozen steel don't match up very well. That is why I chose Sludge because it won't fall off.
Here is my experience with eDead (I'm talking specifically about the original asphalt based peal n seal):
I put 2 layers of roofing repair tape that I got at Home Depot on my god forsaken heat shield last fall...yes underneath my car....and it is still going strong to this day - all winter long!! Keep in mind that this no more than a foot from the ground at all times, so it takes some abuse as it just gets caked with snow and salt and has survived the bitter cold temperatures down to -20 and the extreme heat from the midpipe which is like 3" away!!!
Now everytime I open my doors in the spring the f'ing eDead has started to fall off and is litterally just kind of hanging there. It sticks about as well as your *** going down a Slip 'n Slide!! I would take pics, but it is totally covered in SS Sludge.
This is Don's conclusion after all his testing and product comparison at sounddeadenershowdown:
If you really need to do this in the absolutely least expensive way and are not convinced or concerned by the demonstrated inferiority of asphalt based sound deadeners, go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a roll or two of Peel & Seal. This is the least expensive option and you won't have to worry about shipping costs. I can see no difference in Peel & Seal and the asphalt based aluminum skinned products in this review. If you are going to live dangerously, do it right.