Our buddies over at GoWesty carry FatMat sound deadening material. Since we live inside a steel drum, this sounded like a good idea.

I asked for a 20 ft roll. I used every inch.

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They’ve got tips for using minimal material and I think it may be just as effective. It’s possible that only 10 ft would have sufficed. Still, I’m happy having every flat panel section completely covered. Ceiling included.

Door closures that previously went ‘ding’ are now a sturdy ‘clunk’. I’m not sure how this translates into road noise and being able to talk to Bode 8 feet behind me while driving, but I’m hopeful.

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3 thoughts on “FatMat

  • October 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I used the foam (white) flexible sheets from Home Depot and got great heat/cold plus noise regulation and there are different thicknesses so if there is room you can put more. I also used it under the rear part of the van outside, glued with strong adhesive to a cleaned surface for super good motor and road noise redux. I even puled the gas tank door and put it in there for more redux. For front of van put in from inside and last but not least get the non-super expanding spray foam to fill small areas overhead and elsewhere for that last bit of redux. Remember ANY gaps will let in noise.

  • October 24, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I used FatMat on mine too. Fun to try and snake big pieces behind the bracing isn’t it?

  • October 24, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Looks good Jason. I know it is a ton of work, but well worth it. I thought you were getting a new poptop.

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