Sound Deadener/ Sound Deadening Material - Stage 1

Sound Deadener - Stage 1 - 1 Box - 1.8 - Black
Sound Deadener - Stage 1 - 1 Box - 1.8 - Black


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1 x Box  1.8sq/m 12 Sheets - Door/Boot Kit $104.99
2 x Boxes 3.6sq/m 24 Sheets - Floor Kit $199.99
3 x Boxes 5.4sq/m 36 Sheets - Boot or roof & Floor Kit $294.99
4 x Boxes  7.2sq/m 48 Sheets - Build Kit - Complete Car $379.99
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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.

Each box has 12 sheets, each sheet is 300x500mm and 2mm-2.2mm thick

Car Builders butyl based Sound Deadener does not require heating, does not smell and will not go brittle over time, which are all qualities of old style tar or bitumen sound deadening materials.

Car Builders Sound Deadener has pressure sensitive butyl rubber, which is inherently sticky eliminating the risk of an adhesive layer failing.


  • Easy installation - just peel off the release liner and roll it on
  • 100% waterproof - does not rot or deteriorate
  • Cuts with scissors or a knife
  • Reduces heat transfer
  • Conforms and fuses easily to all types of sheet metal
  • No odour


  • Under carpets
  • Roof skins
  • Inside cavities
  • 1/4 panels
  • Doors
  • Boots/trunks
  • Firewalls

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 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.  


Is your Sound Deadener bitumen? 

No, the adhesive product is butyl based. This has an advantage over the bitumen, which dries out, cracks and lifts allowing water to get underneath it and cause rust. The butyl is a waterproof material ensuring that water cannot get between the Sound Deadener and the panel. Bitumen also has a strong odour, which the Sound Deadener does not. 

Is there a difference in Sound Deadener colour variations? 

No, the logo Sound Deadener (Silver or Black) and OEM versions are the same product simply with a different colour/print on the aluminium face. Some customers are after the OEM finish in areas where the Sound Deadener will be exposed and they would prefer not to have logoing. 

Do I need to wipe the panel before applying Sound Deadener or underlay?   

Yes, for a successful bond between the product and the panel; clean the panel with a white based spirit such as wax and grease remover or methylated spirits. Find our cleaner of choice here:   

Does sound deadening need 100% coverage?  

No, it is unnecessary to apply deadener to over-lapped metal sections, top hat, chassis sections etc as these areas do not resonate. Moderate amounts of deadener make a significant difference. Once the middle of a panel has been covered, the additional deadener covering the panel has diminishing results. To engineer a car, it takes some skill and technical analysis to pinpoint key areas that need sound deadening, auto manufacturers do this and save money by only covering key areas. In reality most people will cover everything as they do not mind spending a bit more to ensure they have achieved the desired results. Keep in mind that this is one stage in controlling sound in your vehicle and stage 2 is just as crucial.   

Do I need to heat Sound Deadener when laying sheets? 

No, it does not need a heat gun to be applied. The adhesive backing is butyl based not bitumen. 

Should I lay Sound Deadening sheets in some sort of order? 

If you are doing the whole interior, we recommend doing the roof first and then any vertical panels and wheel arches. Finish laying the floor pan last so that you are not standing all over the butyl you have laid on the floor. 

Will this Stage 1 Sound Deadener stop all noise? 

Keep in mind that this is one stage in controlling sound and targets noise that is derived from panel resonance.  Stage 2 products target droning and other external noises. 






See more clips on installing on our YouTube channel


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 - Black with silver logo
OEM Silver - Plain silver no logo - DISCONTINUED
OEM Black - Plain black no logo


Black Butyl based core with silvery aluminium reinforced layer backed with white wax paper release liner.

2.0 - 2.2mm

3.2kg/p sm

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

Chemical Resistance:
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.



Customer Reviews

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Sound deadening

By: on 1 May 2024
Amazing stuff! Would use this stuff on every build


Land rover 110

By: on 1 May 2024
It's an awesome product and very easy to use. I recently did my defender 110 rear up to the seat box's and already have noticed a huge difference on the most recent 3 hour trip. Can't wait to finish the front section and fire wall.


Sound Deadener

By: on 31 March 2024
Very easy to use product. Came in very conveniently sized sheets. The videos and tips also are very helpful when making decisions about what to buy.


Van liner

By: on 24 March 2024
Great product, very easy to use.


Jeep Wrangler

By: on 17 January 2024
I also used this for my jeep wrangler. It’s awesome


Best bang for buck

By: on 3 December 2023
I recently bought 4 boxes of the stage 1 sound deadening mat and i was very impressed with the quality of the matting. Super easy to cut to size and install. Will definitely be buying again.


Sound deadener

By: on 1 November 2023
Amazing quality and super easy to install


Stage 1 sound deadening and install kit

By: on 18 October 2023
High quality product, very easy to lay and does exactly what you need it to do with no mucking around. Install kit makes doing this job a breeze.


Sound deadening kit and install kit

By: on 29 September 2023
Fantastic service, very reasonable price and excellent communications


Easy to use and works perfectly

By: on 20 September 2023
We used the sound deadener in our campervan and it’s amazing how quiet it is. It’s also super easy to use. Would totally recommend to anyone :)


Perfect application and result for Land Rover Seri

By: on 19 September 2023
I used this for a dual purpose on my land rover series project. One for sound deadening and the other was presentation. I used both the stage 1 and waterproofing products in the tray to quieten the car and level the floor. Perfect.


Sound Deadener

By: on 27 August 2023
Easy to install, looks great and works as described


Fabulous on doors

By: on 17 August 2023
Just one sheet (500g) per door on my Honda Jazz carefully placed and the door now closes with solid quiet thump. Turns a tinnie sounding door into an expensive solid sounding one. It certainly does what it says by deadening panels.


Sound Deadener for 76 series

By: on 4 August 2023
Just rolled out the stage one sound deadener for my 76 series on the cargo area and back doors. Super easy to install and can already hear the difference just from shutting the back doors will review more once car is completely finished and on the road.. So far so good


Attacking internal sound

By: on 19 July 2023
Works a treat and so easy to install