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Old 07-12-2017, 11:40 AM   #1
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Anybody use auto adhesive sound/heat mats in their bus?

Tho I'm currently still a resident in rivetville taking all the panels off, I'm starting to plan my insulation, I'm most likely going with rigid foam for the ease and affordability plus I don't plan on being in really hot or cold places too long. I do want to reuse the original ceiling panels, so I measure just under 2" space for insulation...thinking maybe get 1-1/2" foam board but slap some auto heat/sound mat to the metal first. It worked pretty well insulating my old 70s truck. Anyone else use it or have any input why this wouldn't be a good idea??
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:49 AM   #2
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the more you do the happier you will be.

you don't necessarily need to cover the interior 100%. pieces of mat work well to deaden a metal panel. but more is better. i have small pieces of mat stuck on to large rattling panels on my dash and they quieted them up fast.

i'd cover the wheel wells and as much of the drivers area as possible. i saw once and someday will copy..... someone did a nice job covering the doghouse with mat and then glueing auto carpet on top.

good luck
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