Sound Deadening your car and B-Quiet Automotive Sound Deadening
If you are one of the many people who commute to work every day and are annoyed by how loud your car is, you’re not alone. Many people wish their vehicles could be quieter, their stereos were better and that they had a quiet ride. There is an easy solution to help fix this. B-Quiet Sound Deadening has an easy solution that will help quiet down your car, quickly and at an affordable price.
There are three main areas in your car the will create noise that you can address with B-Quiet Automotive Sound Deadening for about $250 for a small car all the way up to $450 for a full size sedan .
The main places car noise comes into a car is through the Floor, the doors and the Trunk
The main causes of this noise are wind noise, engine/gear noise and tire noise. All three of these can create a great deal of noise which takes away from the driving experience.
Over the years B-Quiet Sound Deadening has been a part of many automotive and car sound deadening products and here is what recommend to keep your car, quiet and cool
How to Sound Deaden your Car - Floor
Floor Step 1.
To start our your project you will first remove your interior. We always recommend disconnecting your battery as many late model cars come with seat airbags and you will be removing the harness that connects the airbag.
The next step will be to slowly, remove the seats, center console and interior carpet. This will give you full access to the floor of your car. Although this sounds challenging, it is doable in about 2 hours with a socket set, screwdrivers and soft pull trim removal tools such as the one sold at B-Quiet.com. While all vehicles are different, there are a large number of sites that have well documented instructions on how to remove your interior. Just remember, if you feel your forcing a plastic piece, stop and consult to make sure you do not break anything.
We also recommend using your cell phone and taking pictures of every stage of removal, that way you can refer to the pictures if your stuck on how to put it back together.
Floor Step 2.
Once your interior has been removed you can now prep your car for sound deadening. Remove all dirt and debris from the floor and ensure its clean. If oil has come in contact with the floor a degreaser should be used.
Floor Step 3.
Roll out the B-Quiet Sound Deadening Ultimate or Extreme into the space you would like to cover and cut it with a pair of scissors to the shape you desire. Once you have cut and shaped the sheet its time to peel off the protective backing to expose the adhesive. Apply the sound deadening to the bare metal surface starting from one side and slowly dropping to the other. At this stage, if you make a mistake, you can peel it back up and reposition the sound deadening. Once you have it in the correct position, use a roller, such as the one found on our website and roll the deadener ensuring all air bubbles are removed and the deadener is properly attached to the metal. Ensure all mounting bolt and screw holes have been cut out and are accessible and your are finished. At this stage the automotive sound deadener is attached to the vehicle and you are done. If you do not plan on adding B-Quiet VComp Mass Loaded Vinyl to your floor, then you are ready to put your vehicle back together.
If you have opted for the B-Quiet VComp mass loaded vinyl to further reduce in cabin noise its time to install it.
B-Quiet VComp, is a mass loaded vinyl with an attached foam layer that is laid down, most frequently on the floor of the vehicle in between the ribs/structure of the floor. Cut out the B-Quiet VComp Sound absorbing mat to the desired shape you want it using a pair of scissors or a utility knife, being carful to cut away from yourself.
A spray adhesive, such as that found at home depot or an auto parts store, and is applied to the back of the foam, which in turn is placed with the foam towards the noise.
At this stage, you have install all the deadeners on the floor and can reassemble the vehicle, using the pictures you took to guide you in the process. You have now completed step 1.
How to Sound Deaden your Car - Doors
Door Step 1.
The second greatest source of noise is your vehicle door. From the factory, most cars have no or minimal sound deadening inside them. The door is made up of an outer skin, and an inner frame. The outer skin faces the outside and the inner skin is facing the inside of the vehicle. In between the two skins is the window mechanism.
The first step to sound deadening your car door is to remove the door card. Most door cards are attached with screws, plastic clips and metal clips. The internet is your best friend at this point and many hidden screws can be found by doing a google search. A moderate amount of force is needed to remove the door card and unclip the plastic clips, however if you feel your going to break your part, then stop and do some research to make sure you have not missed a screw. Once the door panel is disconnected and the window switches have been unplugged you are ready to sound deaden your door.
Door Step 2.
Once the door card has been removed, its time to apply your B-Quiet Sound Deadening Ultimate or B-Quiet Extreme deadener. As with the floor, measure and cut out the sizing of the sheet and once you are happy with the sizing, peel off the back paper backing and apply the deadener to the door. At this point you are going to be covering several access points that were used to install the window mechanism and at the end, you will have a completely sealed door.
Door Step 3
Special care should be taken to ensure you keep screw and clip holes open. At this stage you can reinstall your door card, ensuring to go slowly so as to not break any clips. We typically only apply sound deadening to the inner skin of the door as getting to the outer skin is challenging due to the window regulator and mechanism. If however you have removed your regulator and mechanism, you could also add B-Quiet automotive sound deadener to the outer skin as well.
Door Step 4
Once the door is back together, check all the buttons and locks to ensure they function properly before you put back your final screws. You have now completed step 2.
How to Sound Deaden your Car - Trunk
Trunk Step 1
Most modern cars have terrible sound deadening in the trunk or hatch area, most cars rely on the spare tire to deaden the outside sound that happens at highway speeds. This however is not enough, and wind noise is usually present.
The first step in sound deadening your vehicle trunk is to remove your carpets, side panels and plastic moldings. Google will be your friend in finding the best way to remove the plastic pieces and carpets, but in most cases it involves removing the screws the hold the plastic covers and un-popping the clips that hold the carpet in place.
Once all retainers are removed and the carpet has been removed, its time to move to step 2
Trunk Step 2
B-Quiet Sound Deadening recommends either B-Quiet Sound Deadening Ultimate in the trunk of your vehicle, this is due to its tolerance to high heat applications and as the Trunk is in close proximity to the exhaust, it will be able to resist this heat. Cut your B-Quiet Sound Deadening Ultimate Sound Deadener to the desired shape, only placing the sound deadening in between the ribs of the Trunk, rolling it out with the roller. After this has been done, B-Quiet Sound Deadening recommends using B-Quiet VComp on the bottom section of the trunk as, similar to the floor, it will keep the sound of the road and tires from coming forward. Once this has been installed you are ready to put things back together.
Trunk Step 3.
At this stage you are ready to reinstall your carpet and put the plastic panels back on. Ensure your hands are clean as the carpet and panels are usually have light colored fabric and stains are hard to remove. Reinstall the same way you removed it and once finished connect your battery.
You are now ready to enjoy your vehicle and its new found quietness.