PROJECT: Subaru WRX
TREATMENT: I-12 Thermo-Acoustic Blanket
INSTALLER: Paul M. Messett / Cascade Audio Engineering / Bend, Oregon, USA
The vehicle was being treated with a variety of lightweight noise control products. In most applications, the roof is the last area of the vehicle to be considered for treatment because so much of the interior has to be removed in order to gain access to the sheet metal surface. However in this install, the roof was the first thing treated so the headliner could be re-installed and kept out of the way.
Step 1: Begin by cleaning the surface thoroughly with warm, soapy water then dry with a clean towel. Make sure to remove all oily contaminates with an aerosol glass cleaner prior to applying any noise control product or adhesive.
Step 2: Make sure to measure the area to be treated prior to cutting any noise control product. This will help to minimize waste and produce a much cleaner, more professional installation.
Step 3: A single layer of V-MAX was applied onto the sheet metal surface before the Insulator product was installed. One layer is all that is required here and it is important to work from the center of the roof panels towards the outside edge. It is the center of the panel that vibrates the greatest and V-MAX loves to eat vibration!
Step 4: After the V-MAX was applied, a thin layer of SB-WEBAD aerosol adhesive was applied to both the black anodized surface of the V-MAX product and onto one side of the I-12 material. The adhesive was then allowed to tack and the I-12 was carefully placed into position. Additional support was provided by pieces of aluminum tape placed in equally spaced locations around the edge of the I-12 inserts.
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