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Old 02-09-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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When you install the reflectix on the floorboards and the center console is it helpful to do as much as possible behind the door panels also? Has anyone tried this?
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When you install the reflectix on the floorboards and the center console is it helpful to do as much as possible behind the door panels also? Has anyone tried this?
Behind door panels? I think that would just make them ill-fitting and loose. There is enough on the roll though, if you wish to do so. I had a couple feet left over on my roll and I even padded over the diff. and under the rear deck...

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I also put a coating of Por15 on the floor. I may never have rust again!

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How does the reflectix perform? Does it block any sound at all? How did you mount it? does it have a sticky side or did you spray glue?

I'm thinking about mounting that around my firewall since I'm running sidepipes so the floorpan should get too hot.
In my case it would be beneficial to install the reflectix in the doors to protect from sidpipe heat, but thats why I sprayed lizardskin heat/sound insulation inside the doors. I'm sure it would be a major PIA to fit that reflectix stuff inside the doors. Just sticking it to the door panel would affect fitting.
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I have not driven the car since installing the reflectix so I can't tell you how it performs. There are a number of posts that swear by it however. It is all a matter of how much you are willing to spend. Reflectix is cheap in comparison to other products. It is not sticky, so you must use a small amount of adhesive to hold it in place, and metal faced tape to tape the seams. The adhesive I used was a 3M product and worked great.
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The stuff works great. My car had just had the A/C system completely rebuilt from ground up - yet even though it blew cold, after a half hour or so the cabin was soooo dang hot the A/C couldn't keep up. It was wierd - you could feel cold air from the vents but the cabin was so hot you wanted to roll down the windows.

Reflectix fixed that. No way did it help noise level though unfortunately.
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REFLEXIT is in no way a sound deadener.
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Just wasn't sure if it was backed with an asphalt based or foam surface that would help insulate the sound.
I don't need it, have my interior and underbody sprayed with a ceramic heat / sound insulation, just curious as to the qualities of reflectix.
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Haven't used Reflexix but did my entire interior with FatMat-Rattle Trap...70 mils thick and doubled up where I could. Rattletrap is the thicker version of the Fatmat brand. Made a hugh difference in sound deadening. I highly recommend it.

Does smell a little when closed up for a while. Hoping that goes away in time.
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Does smell a little when closed up for a while. Hoping that goes away in time.
DYNAMAT change something in the material they used in the tar stuff they use. Dynamat does not give off a tar base smell anymore. They used to be real bad about that.

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whats a ruff estimate of what you spent on the dynamat extreme for the whole interior? Did it work well with the heat and your undercar exhaust?
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You ask about Dynamat...don't know but here's what I know about Rattletrap...a similar product.

I got a 100 SF roll of Rattletrap. Rattletrap is the thicker version of the FatMat brand. It's supposed to be 80 mils think. The regular Fatmat is about half as thick. Here's the web site. $139 plus shipping.

http://www.fatmat.com/Rattle%20Trap/...bulk%20pak.htm

I think Dynamat is about the same thickness.

I totally stripped the interior. Might as well do it...cause you wont want to go through it twice. Double up where you can.

Made a tremendous difference in 'noise' suppression. Same with insulating. Mine has a little smell right now when closed up. I think it will go away.

Sending you this as a comparision.

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REFLEXIT is in no way a sound deadener.
I love it that way. I want to hear all those dollars I've got in the engine.
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Yeah...I like the engine sound. I just don't like the road noise from tires and wind noise. To each his own...
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The heat was a much bigger problem than the road noise. Reflectix did the trick for the heat. And, IMO, it did help a bit with the road noise.
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