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Old 06-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #22
mike626
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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Rosemead
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2003 Subaru WRX
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I worked on my passenger door this weekend, first experience in sound dampening. I ordered from sounddeadenershowdown (SDS), got their CLD tiles, MLV and CCF. Also got the Extruded Butyl Rope and Don (SDS owner, awesome guy, helps you every bit of the way if needed) put together a nice package for me to do everything from beginning to end (some other things I did need to get on my own though, such as denatured alcohol and some razor blades). I followed his instructions, which included using vinyl cement to glue the CCF to the MLV. Once the CCF/MLV composite was done, industrial strength Velcro was used to attach it to the inner frame. Originally, I doubted that the industrial strength Velcro would work because the MLV is some HEAVY stuff! But I went with Don’s instructions since he is the pro at this, strategically placed the Velcro and boom – worked as Don said it would! And since it is attached with Velcro, I can take the CCF/MLV composite off if I want to work on something inside the door.

Like aaron said, MLV is not easy to work with. I needed an extra pair of hands to help me with some of its cut-outs and test mounting it here and there (first time doing this, wanted to do it right). however, with Don’s method, you won’t need to spray glue the MLV to the panel, just use industrial strength Velcro.

I say cover 25% of the outer skin with CLD tiles (including placement of one right behind the driver). If any is left over, cover some of the flat areas of the inner skin, and then go with the MLV onto the inner skin with industrial strength velcro. Not sure if these materials for all 4 doors will be within budget, but you can hit up SDS/Don for a quote.
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