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Old 30 Oct 2014, 11:12 pm
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Default DIY Home Depot/Lowes Sound deadening project

I've always appreciated the nice solid thud of some solid built luxury cars, when you shut the doors.

So I removed all the door panels off of my PT today and lined them inside and out, I was on it about 2-3 hours and 17 bucks in materials.

I wasn't in any hurry and I also didn't try and cover every inch,
I just stuck pieces here and there and covered a good portion of the door.

What a difference did it make, the doors shut with a lot less collateral noise and vibration and it added a warm/richness to the stock speakers. Everything associated with the doors has improved.... Definitely a cheap easy mod if a person has an afternoon to tinker IMO.

I used this product USEAL USA Band 6 in. Aluminum Foil Self-Adhesive Repair Tape-8872AF6 at The Home Depot

From Home depot...Just a basic cut, peel and stick operation

This video will show you how to take the door panels off, if you don't know how

I snapped a few pics on one of the doors so you guys get the idea. FYI- Iím sure thereís a better way of doing this. In a more uniform and efficient manner, this isn't a be all end all tutorial...Just sharing what I did today Thanks for looking
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Old 30 Oct 2014, 11:12 pm
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Nitropt will be uploading pics soon for me
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Old 30 Oct 2014, 11:28 pm
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Old 30 Oct 2014, 11:50 pm
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Thanks for posting those Nitro.....I'll be doing my dash tomarrow (underneath the plastic dash cap)....And Ill snap some pics of that too for those that are interested. This isn't my first rodeo sound deadening a PT Cruiser. Ive done this to every PT Ive ever owned and its always made the car more enjoyable
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Theres always a big debate on using peel and seal roofing type material but if your not in a 120degree climate, it is fine as i have used the same stuff myself in the past without it coming loose.

You can also get some bags of polyfill (stuff for pillows at craft stores) and stuff into cavitys to really quiet down outside sound. Put a full 5lb bag into the wifes rear hatch alone
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Old 31 Oct 2014, 07:35 am
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Hey that's a great idea with the polyfill!!!- I live in Oklahoma in which the hottest it gets is 104 or so on an extreme day but its usually mild around here. So I think Im safe, when ive used this in the past its always served me well and no problems yet...Fingers crossed
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Theres always a big debate on using peel and seal roofing type material but if your not in a 120degree climate, it is fine as i have used the same stuff myself in the past without it coming loose.

You can also get some bags of polyfill (stuff for pillows at craft stores) and stuff into cavitys to really quiet down outside sound. Put a full 5lb bag into the wifes rear hatch alone
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Old 31 Oct 2014, 11:54 am
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OK Zane!
I'll be checking out the solid door sound tomorrow morning!!!!
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Old 31 Oct 2014, 12:03 pm
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Yes you will...Heck im enjoying the stereo sound improvement as much or more LOL- I never thought some peel and stick sheeting would improve the sound of stock speakers so much...
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Old 31 Oct 2014, 11:40 pm
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WOW. Is there a video somewhere showing the tricks to getting the dash off???
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