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mistakes to avoid when soundproofing you

Six mistakes to avoid when soundproofing a car

If you hear from some car owner that the soundproofing of the car is nonsense, that it does not work, then he most likely violated one of the rules described below. Learn from other people's mistakes and do not allow them while tuning your car.

The first mistake: to make noise insulation on your own, without having the necessary skills. Of course, there are many guides on the Internet that will show you exactly what and in what sequence you need to do it. But still, excellent quality is guaranteed only by experience.

Hence the conclusion: if you doubt your abilities, entrust the tuning of the car to specialists. Remember, the miser pays twice. After unsuccessful sound insulation, you will have to pay a second time for materials and not to mention waste hours of your precious time.

The second mistake: using the wrong materials. The imagination of amateur masters knows no bounds, for noise insulation they use household foam rubber, polyurethane foam and other materials that are suitable for apartment renovation, but not for auto-tuning. Foam and insulation, when heated, emit harmful substances and can melt. And foam rubber quickly absorbs moisture, starts to rot and causes corrosion of metal parts. Not to mention the fact that the effectiveness of such "noise isolation" is zero.

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Mistake number three: not installing sound deadening. When moving, metal and plastic structures that do not have sufficient rigidity begin to vibrate. And the driver and passengers feel these vibrations even too well. The problem will be solved by vibration damping materials, which "damp" the amplitude of vibrations, converting energy into heat. As a result, both airborne noise (soundproofing materials will take care of this) and structural noise (thanks to vibration damping materials) are reduced in the car.

The fourth mistake: not preparing the surface. The instructions for any car insulation indicate that the metal must be cleaned and degreased. This will enhance adhesion and ensure that the material does not come off after a year.

Fifth mistake: leaving voids between the sound insulation and the surface. During installation, the sheets of noise and vibration insulation must be pressed tightly to the surface so that there is no gap and, moreover, no "bubbles". This not only reduces the efficiency of the materials but can also lead to corrosion, unpleasant odors and shorten the life of the vehicle.

Mistake number six: glue fasteners, vents, and wiring. This will complicate the potential auto repair because to get to the "insides", you will need to remove the insulation completely. 

The solution is simple: Not sure how? Use the professionals.
And remember to use only professional insulation and sound-deadening materials from UK brands like Car Insulation UK or Campervan Insulation UK, reliable brands you can trust.

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