Car Builders Stage 1 Sound Deadener is a vibration (sound) dampening mat. It consists of a butyl rubber noise absorption layer combined with an aluminium top layer.
Colours (product is exactly the same - only the print on the aluminium changes)
Silver - Silver with black logo
Black - Black with silver logo
OEM Black - Plain black no logo
Sound Deadening FAQ
What does sound deadener do?
Sound Deadener absorbs vibrations and adds mass to panels. This process will make your car or van quieter as it will reduce the resonance of the panels, removing that tinny sound thin sheet metal panels have. This will reduce echo and make the inside the vehicle a much more comfortable place.
What Sound Deadener is best?
Sound deadener is generally a misunderstood material. Normally the first stage of treating noise is referred to as ‘sound deadener’. This stage only really treats vibration in panels. It was often a bitumen-based product but more commonly consists of a butyl rubber with an aluminium top layer. Cheaper sound dampening sheets consist of a lower grade butyl, which is not as durable or resistant as those used by leading brands. Butyl sheets by themselves however, will not result in dampening droning or external noise that you may be more interested in treating. This will be treated more successfully with mass loaded vinyls. If you are aware of the type of sounds that are annoying, you will be able to treat them more successfully with targeted products. Please feel free to contact us to discuss this further for your vehicle (03 8777 0960).
What is sound dampening in vehicles?
This term is often confusing. In physics it means ‘restraining of vibratory motion, such as mechanical oscillations, noise, and alternating electric currents, by dissipation of energy. In a general sense ‘dampen’ means to ‘make less strong or intense’. There are 5 common elements to reducing sound; absorption, damping, decoupling, distance, and adding mass. Automotive structures limit the thickness of materials that can be used, but combinations of dampers, barriers, and absorbers are used to reduce sound. Surface damping materials such as butyl-based sound deadening sheets are very effective at reducing structure-borne noise.
Is Sound Deadening worth it?
Sound deadening is definitely worth it if you are in your vehicle a lot. It results in a significant reduction in decibels allowing you to hear passengers better, improve sound system quality and reduce the strain of noise pollution on the body.
Are bigger sound deadening sheets better?
As installers, we find that 500mm x 300mm are a good size to deal with when installing. The reality is that you will rarely have panels that have open, single sheet metal panels larger than that. Rather, more often, you will need to cut down sheets. We have had rolls in stock before, however it just results in more effort in cutting.
What can I use for sound deadening in a car?
Our Stage 1 Sound Deadener is the first layer you need to apply when sound deadening a car. We then have carpet underlays and other foam insulation that you can apply over the top to block sound and help insulate cold and heat.
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Sound Deadener comes packaged in 1.8sq/m (20sq/ft) boxes, see below
- 12 sheets per box
- 2-2.2mm thick
Sheet sizes is:
300mm x 500mm
All our colour options are the exact same sound deadener - same price, same size, same butyl rubber. It is only the colours that is printed on the top that changes.
Silver - Silver with black logo
Black Butyl based core with silvery aluminium reinforced layer backed with white wax paper release liner.
2.0 - 2.2mm
Acoustic Loss Factor:
(ASTM method E756 @ 200Hz, Temperature range -10°C to +60°C)
0.08 to 0.41
Recommended Install Temperature:
-10°C to +60°C
Resistance Temperature Range:
-40°C to +149°C
Resistant to water and mineral oils
Adhesive Peel Strength:
65N/cm on cold steel
Product should be stored at room temperature for best application and should be stored horizontally in its package.
Sound Deadening Stage 1
Easy Application and quick shipping
Stage 1 sound deadener
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