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The Garage - Bus, Skoolie, RV Soundproofing

The Garage: School Bus (Skoolie) Sound Deadening Projects

The Garage: Bus, Skoolie, & RV Sound Deadening Projects

Featured Build: Beanie the Bus

Beanie the bus

This awesome #Skoolie build is the traveling home of some very cool customers. 2 couples, a set of twins, and 4 best friends - Gaby, Halle, Matt, and Skye are renovating a retired police bus (1995 Ford B800) into a tiny home to live and travel in throughout North America this fall. The skoolie, named Beanie, will be completely off-grid capable and the build will be completed by August of 2021!

You can follow their adventures at 4babesandabus on Instagram, on their web bio page, or follow them on YouTube at Beanie the Bus   

Beanie the Bus gets the Second Skin treatment!!!

School Bus 1995 Ford B800 Soundproofing

Let the adventures begin...all out of college and ready to hit the road for a traveling life full of adventures!

School Bus Sound Insulation

Teamwork makes the dream work. Getting full coverage over those loud wheel wells is always a great idea.

Wheel Well Soundproofing School Bus

Installing Second Skin does cause immense joy, just ask the crew of Beanie the Bus.

SKOOLIE Soundproofing

Big flimsy wall metal, needs at least 60% coverage of the good stuff, Damplifier!

School bus sound deadening

The concentration is strong, channeling the inner sound deadening spirit for maximum adhesion.

Soundproofing happiness in a bus

We did mention that sound deadening brings joy...just look at those beautiful smiles. #SecondSkinForTheWin

Bus wall soundproofing

Always use a wooden roller to get the best bond for maximum effectiveness and life long adhesion.

Bus Skoolie Roof Soundproof

Time to hit the roof with the Damplifier sound deadening mats. Rolled on with perfection.

School Bus Sound Deadening

Over 400 sqft of Damplifier 1mm butyl vibration mats all across the walls, doors, and ceiling.

More School Bus and Skoolie Soundproofing Projects

1997 Freightliner Bus Soundproofing

1997 Freightliner Bus

Type of Project: Cab & Passenger Area

Products Used: 320 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Floor/Doors/Walls/Ceiling)

120 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro Sound Barrier Material (Floor)

100 Sq Ft of Heat Wave Pro Jute (Walls)

100 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (Ceiling)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (6 cans), Wooden Roller, Vinyl Tape

Blue Bird Bus

Type of Project: Floor, Doghouse, and Undercarriage

Products Used: 160 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Floor/Doghouse)

160 Sq Ft of Heat Wave Pro Jute (Floor/Doghouse)

160 Sq Ft of Spectrum Liquid Sound Deadening (Undercarriage)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (3 cans), Wooden Roller, Foil Tape, Spray Gun

Blue Bird Bus Doghouse

This project was one of our first customers to ever use the Mega Block product back in 2016. He covered the entire bus doghouse with Damplifier Pro and then Applied the Mega Block on top with foil tape on the seams and edges. This reduce his heat transfer into the bus cab by 20 degrees, keeping him nice and cool while driving.

Bus Doghouse Insulation

Finished project, bus doghouse covered with sound deadening and thermal insulation.

Bus Doghouse no insulation

Before Second Skin...

Doghouse Soundproofing with help of the cat

Everyone loves how helpful cats are, let the project begin.

Bus doghouse soundproofing

After cleaning the surface, the butyl vibration sheets are applied with a wooden roller.

16 sqft of Damplifier Pro, that ghosted black on black logo looks so clean.

Doghouse heat insulation

Next up, the heat shield. Mega Block 1,000 degree heat shield is perfect to block the sound and heat coming through the doghouse.

16 sqft of Mega Block Heat Shield to block the heat and noise.

1985 Chevrolet RV Sound and Heat Insulation

1985 Chevrolet RV Chasis

Type of Project: Full Vehicle for Burning Man Event

Products Used: 160 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Sound Deadener (All interior metal surfaces)

80 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe (Walls and Driver station)

80 Sq Ft of Mega Block Heat Shield (Walls and Driver station)

80 Sq Ft of Thermal Block Heat Shield (Walls and Driver station)

80 Sq Ft of Heat Wave Pro Thermal Insulation (Walls and Driver station)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (3 cans), Spray Gun + Bottle, Foil Tape

1998 Thomas School Bus

Type of Project: Floor, Walls, Doors, and Ceiling

Products Used: 420 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Sound Deadening (Floor/Doors/Walls, Ceiling)

210 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro Sound Barrier Material (Floor/Firewall)

160 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (Walls/Ceiling)

Accessories: Double Sided Tape (3 rolls), Wooden Roller, Vinyl Tape

School Bus Startedonlove

Bez and Amy bought a school bus to travel and live life in. They used 600 sqft of Damplifier and 120 sqft of Heat Wave Pro to sound deaden and thermally insulate their bus. Traveling with their doggies and working from the road are their goals for the future.

You can follow their adventures at startedonlove on Instagram

Blue Bird Bus Soundproofing

Bez, Amy, and the doggies ready to skin the bus with Second Skin!

Blue Bird Bus Sound Deadening

Laying out the sheets to get an eyeball of how much area you'll need to cover is always a great start.

Amy Soundproofing the bus

Amy makes it look way to easy to apply sound deadening. You can grab one of our sweet Second Skin shirts under the accessories tab.

Bus Soundproof

The bus soundproofing is coming together nicely...

Blue Bird Soundproofing

Floor finished and ready for the flooring to go down.

Bus Thermal Insulation

Now it's time for the thermal insulation. Amy & Bez chose the Heat Wave Pro for its versatile nature and high R value.

Blue Bird Thermal Insulation

Setting the stage for a nice hang out spot in the back of the bus.

Thermal Insulation Bus

Driver area getting the thermal treatment as well. Got to keep the driver cool and calm during the trips.

Dogs on a bus enjoying the Second Skin sound deadening

The doggies approve of the Second Skin sound and heat treatment.