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Old 14th April 2012, 23:40   #976
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Coming back to tackling rattling of door-pads: Forget the Yoga mats. You can do it at just 15-20% of the cost of yoga mats.

This synth sheet is used below carpets (like in offices). It is available in at least 2 types:
* 6 mm thick (black) @ Rs 50 per meter,
* 8 mm thick (white). @ Rs 60 per meter.

Width of sheet: about 50 inches.

Attachment 915738

This sheet is lighter than Yoga mats, but will do the job just as effectively.

Available in any shop that sells synthetic carpets / Car seat cover material etc. In Bangalore, there are enough shops in JC Road.

These lighter sheets means for damping, they needs to be a tight sandwich fit. Else they might not really provide required damping since they are very light.
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try by re-fitting the door trim, most probably the spring in handle assembly has not been fitted properly.
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Yes the door trim might be loose. Ask your dealer to open the door panel and tighten the fit. Then add damping so that the vibrations dont loosen the trim over time.
Thanks Guys

Car is due for its 3rd service on the weekend after next. Will tell the service advisor to do the needful.

But dampen the door trim I'm lost here

PS: Car's door panels are fixed through clips and not screws.

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These lighter sheets means for damping, they needs to be a tight sandwich fit. Else they might not really provide required damping since they are very light.
@Srishiva, I think you are confusing damping and rattling of/inside door pads. This is not meant for damping.
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@Srishiva, I think you are confusing damping and rattling of/inside door pads. This is not meant for damping.
Sorry, saturday night senses not so sharp
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Default Re: Cheaper alternative to Yoga Mats.

a real good option to reduce door trim rattle, is also available at most hardware stores, used in a/c insulation.

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Coming back to tackling rattling of door-pads: Forget the Yoga mats. You can do it at just 15-20% of the cost of yoga mats.

This synth sheet is used below carpets (like in offices). It is available in at least 2 types:
* 6 mm thick (black) @ Rs 50 per meter,
* 8 mm thick (white). @ Rs 60 per meter.

Width of sheet: about 50 inches.

Attachment 915738

This sheet is lighter than Yoga mats, but will do the job just as effectively.

Available in any shop that sells synthetic carpets / Car seat cover material etc. In Bangalore, there are enough shops in JC Road.
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Old 29th May 2012, 11:12   #981
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Happened to see this on fb (https://www.facebook.com/Dampmat ) while browsing and looks like this is a venture by a fellow bhpian monty9991 .
Looks to be a good product and is reasonably priced.

Disclaimer : I am nowhere associated with this product and the reason behind posting this here is to help fellow members get damping material at realistic prices.
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Thanks for sharing. I didn't know something like this existed. I will research this further.
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I got some 4 sqm of some sheets called Plastikfelt. They looked like tar sheets minus the smell and they stick readily to metal surface.

Tried it on the doors today. I put in 2 layers on the door metal surface and them closed off almost all holes barring bottom left, thats for the ashtray. Forgot to take pics before I sealed off the holes.

The Damping Material and Sound Deadener Thread-img_20130727_203404.jpg

Door feels more solid now since that was my main objective. Still have to do the other rear door. Front doors re damped with DampMat and have a better feel. I'll update observations soon.
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I got some 4 sqm of some sheets called Plastikfelt. They looked like tar sheets minus the smell and they stick readily to metal surface.
Thats a good job there.

Could you post the cost of the sheet and place where it is sold?
Also how much has the external road noise reduce after this job?
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I came across a couple of products on eBay called TufClad.
Anyone ever used these?

http://www.ebay.in/itm/TufClad-Sound...ht_2287wt_1139

http://www.ebay.in/itm/TufClad-Stand...ht_2047wt_1139
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I got some 4 sqm of some sheets called Plastikfelt. They looked like tar sheets minus the smell and they stick readily to metal surface.

Tried it on the doors today. I put in 2 layers on the door metal surface and them closed off almost all holes barring bottom left, thats for the ashtray. Forgot to take pics before I sealed off the holes.

Attachment 1117537

Door feels more solid now since that was my main objective. Still have to do the other rear door. Front doors re damped with DampMat and have a better feel. I'll update observations soon.
sunnyboi where did you pick up this plastikfelt from and also does it really help ? I am planning to go the DIY way for a friends K10 and it would help if you can let know the place from where I can source this.
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Thats a good job there.

Could you post the cost of the sheet and place where it is sold?
Also how much has the external road noise reduce after this job?
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sunnyboi where did you pick up this plastikfelt from and also does it really help ? I am planning to go the DIY way for a friends K10 and it would help if you can let know the place from where I can source this.
I picked this from a roofing guy at my hometown. It cost me Rs 75 per sq meter. 4 sqm is more than enough to do whole car even with 2 layers.

I primarily did it for improving the thud sounds of the doors and with 2 layers on rear door, it is as good as the front doors which have a layer of DampMat on them. I really cant tell if they helped since I'm yet to do the rear left door as well as hatch.

Just ask them for felt sheets, the variety that sticks by itself and needs no glue.

Here's another pic showing the brand name in full:

The Damping Material and Sound Deadener Thread-img_20130713_154127.jpg
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Looks like tar felt used for waterproofing. Most of this kind of product becomes hard and brittle when exposed to heat and atmosphere. So in the long run it may just fall down in a heap. How is the material weathering in your car?
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... Most of this kind of product becomes hard and brittle when exposed to heat and atmosphere. ...
No, it doesn't. It is *meant* to be exposed to the elements and not crumble. Unlike plastics, there is no plasticiser that evaporates. Tar has high viscosity, and in such sheets it is stabilized by mica to prevent running of the tar in hot weather, as well as an embedded jute layer for structural integrity.
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Anyone tried these?

http://diyaudiocart.com/acoustic-dam...-bitumen-sheet

I have ordered some peerless drivers from them, but never these...
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