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Old 5th December 2009, 16:15   #1
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Default DIY - Yogamat in the boot of Civic

No, the Yogamat has not been used for damping this time, however it might help as well. As some of you know, I had gone in for a major ICE upgrade couple of years back and ended up having 2 subs in the boot in custommade fibreglass enclosures. The ICE performs great even after 2 years and I should appreciate the workmanship of Anwar here. For interested people the thread is
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One thing which was left out was the carpeting of the boot which was not too neat as the original carpets and the cardboard base had to be cut to accomodate the fibreglass enclosures of the 2 subs. Making this right was in my DIY list for a long time and today, finally I invested sometime for this. The posts regarding using Yogamats for various purposes also motivated me. Got prepared yesterday with buying a black Yogamat (2' x 5.5'), a small tin of Fevicol rubber based adhesive and a putty knife. Other things like scissors, chalks, pencils etc were with me.
First was to make a template of the curves in the boot floor. used a newspaper and a lot of hit and trial to get it right. Using this, the yogamats were cut into shape. The original carpeting from the cardboard base was peeled off. Fevicol was applied liberally on the mat and the base, waited for 10 min and stuck them together. Attaching photos to do the talking. Hope you all liked it as it gave me immense satisfaction and achievement of completing something which was in my mind for long. Hope it also adds to the damping.
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neat work. what about the damping ability of yogamat?

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Please can anyone tell me what is a "YOGAMAT" and what is its desi name.
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Yogamat is nothing but a mat being sold in shops for Yoga purposes. Its a nonslip map of closed cell rubber foam. Costs around Rs 350 for a sheet which is 5.5ft x 2 ft. Available in different colours in most supermarkets. Lot of people have used it for damping as well as it has some sound deadening properties although not as good as prefessional damping sheets.
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Smile Damping properties of YogaMat.

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neat work. what about the damping ability of yogamat?
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Yogamat is nothing but a mat being sold in shops for Yoga purposes. Its a nonslip map of closed cell rubber foam. Costs around Rs 350 for a sheet which is 5.5ft x 2 ft. Available in different colours in most supermarkets. Lot of people have used it for damping as well as it has some sound deadening properties although not as good as prefessional damping sheets.
Dinu2506, Neat work! and yes, I agree about the immense satisfaction that you get when the DIY works out good

M124, Mercedised 'Yogamat' does work quite well as a sound damper. When I first thought of using the Yogamat stuff in Jan 09, I was taking a chance; but decided to go ahead with it anyway. And it worked out quite well. Check out my thread here :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...-yoga-mat.html

The same songs which used to produce a lot of jarring earlier now sound very clean. Not bad at all for a sub 500/- DIY.
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Yes, hotstuff, I had seen your thread earlier which was also an inspiration for me. Its pretty easy to work with Yogamat as its quite amenable to a pair of scissors.
Next project for me is to try it out on the floorpan. Doors and Bootlid is already damped during my audio upgrade.
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Good DIY. I'm sure it'll have some damping effect as well.

I've had a chance to go for a drive in this car and the audio set up is AWESOME. Hat off to your taste Dinu.
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A very neat install. I came across some material available here in the USA in Lowes, essentially meant for lining tools drawers. The label claims that it has some kind of rust resistant properties, but the material looks and feel like the yogamat and is not very heavy. Can someone tell me the weight of the Yogamat. Planning on getting some of this material from here

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A very neat install. I came across some material available here in the USA in Lowes, essentially meant for lining tools drawers. The label claims that it has some kind of rust resistant properties, but the material looks and feel like the yogamat and is not very heavy. Can someone tell me the weight of the Yogamat. Planning on getting some of this material from here

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I think the material you are referring to is the mat with holes. Yogamat is fully closed and you cannot see through it. Its around 3mm thick. The approx weight for a 5.5ft x 2 ft mat is around 2-3kg.
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I love the woofer boxes , i think they look very classy . About the yoga mats spot on man .
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