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The Garage - Volkswagen Soundproofing

The Garage: Volkswagen Sound Deadening Projects

The Garage: Volkswagen Sound Deadening Projects

Featured Build: Steampunk VW Build

1961 23 Window vw bus

West Coast Customs called us out to Burbank, CA to help with a rear engine heat issue in this one-of-a-kind, 23 window, steampunk VW bus. The owners of the bus wanted to travel across the country in their retirement and be able to comfortably sleep inside, even with the engine running. Second Skin materials allowed them to achieve that goal, plus some!

This van was soundproofed and insulated to the nines, so the build materials filled an entire pallet. When you have a 1000 horsepower engine, you have to bring in the heavy artillery to deal with the consequences! The following materials were used in this build: 200 sq ft of Damplifier Pro (everywhere), 144 sq ft of Luxury Liner Pro (floor/doors/walls), 24 sq ft of Mega Zorbe (ceiling), 16 sq ft of Mega Block (rear engine firewall), 4 cans of Second Skin spray adhesive, and a single, wooden hand roller.

All of the build materials can be purchased at a discount in the West Coast Customs Build Kit.

When we arrived, the 1961 VW Bus had just finished with the paint booth. We were the first to get to touch this beauty. Woah there, Nelly! We're here to help.

The ghosted Damplifier Pro logo on matte black foil perfectly matched the VW paint job. #MadeToBeTogether

Team Second Skin member Eric laid down the first sheet of Damplifier Pro onto the driver seat area of the VW bus.

After skinning the Damplifier Pro, the high temperature Second Skin Spray Adhesive is used to install the Luxury Liner Pro mass loaded vinyl barrier. Look at that beautiful action shot!

After spraying both the foam and the top side of the foil, Eric applied Luxury Liner Pro to the driver seat area, making relief cuts on the curves to help the seams meet up.

Driver's seat complete! Time to step aside and let the rest of the West Coast Customs crew skin the rest of the Steampunk VW bus.

VW Bus Soundproofing

The final result is a masterpiece. #SteampunkVW

More VW Sound Deadening Projects

1966 rag top beetle

Type of Project: Floor & Doors

Products Used: 42 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Floor/Doors)

42 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro Sound Barrier Material (Floor/Doors)

12 Sq Ft of OverKill Closed Cell Foam (Door Panel)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (2 cans), Wooden Roller

1978 VW Beetle Soundproofing

1978 beetle convertible

Type of Project: Floor, Doors & Cargo Area

Products Used: 60 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Floor/Doors/Trunk)

48 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro Mass Loaded Vinyl (Floor/Trunk)

12 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (Doors)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (1 can), Wooden Roller

2010 VW beetle

Type of Project: Floor & Cargo Area

Products Used: 45 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Floor/Cargo Area)

45 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro MLV (Floor/Cargo Area)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (2 cans), Wooden Roller

VW Bus Soundproofing

1965 VW bus

Type of Project: Floor, Back Firewall Wall, & Doors

Products Used: 95 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Floor/Doors/Back Firewall Wall)

60 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro Mass Loaded Vinyl (Floor/Back Wall Cabin Side)

35 Sq Ft of OverKIll Pro Closed Cell Foam (Doors/Slider Door)

25 Sq Ft of Spectrum Liquid Deadener (Under body Rear Near Engine)

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

Jeremy V's 1972 VW Bus

VW Bus Sound Blocking

1972 VW Bus with 14 sqft of Luxury Liner Pro mass loaded vinyl lined under the seats. (Always make sure to face the grey closed cell foam down to the floor!)

VW Bus MLV

Luxury Liner Pro on the front floor area, 9 sqft covered it with holes cut out for the petals and shifter. (He did such a beautiful job, we had to share the photos. But the best results come from facing the grey spongy side down and the black vinyl side up.)

All ready to get on the road with a cooler floor and less road noise.

VW Vanagan Sound Deadening

1988 VW vanagan

Type of Project: Full Vehicle

Products Used: 88 Sq Ft of Spectrum Liquid Deadener (Floor/Doors/Walls)

62 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro Sound Barrier Material (Floor/Walls)

16 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (Doors)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (2 cans), Spray Gun + Bottle

VW Golf GTI Soundproofing

2004 golf gti hatchback 2 dr

Type of Project: Floor, Doors, & Hatch

Products Used: 58 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Sound Deadening (Floor/Doors/Hatch)

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

22 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (Doors/Hatch)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (1 can), Wooden Roller

VW Bus Roof Insulation

1978 VW Bus

Type of Project: Roof Project

Products Used: 40 Sq Ft of Spectrum Liquid Deadener (Roof)

Accessories: Spray Gun + Bottle

VW Puma GT Soundproofing

1973 Puma GT by sleiveen

Type of Project: Floor and Undercarriage

Products Used: 60 Sq Ft of Spectrum Liquid Sound Deadening (Floor/Undercarriage)(3 Gallons)

Accessories: Spray Gun + Bottle, Wire Tape, Plastiwrap 

VW Jetta LES Soundproofing

2011 VW jetta les

Type of Project: Floor & Doors

Products Used: 52 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Floor/Doors)

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

14 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (Doors)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (2 cans), Wooden Roller

2003 VW Jetta GLS Sound Insulation

2003 VW jetta gls

Type of Project: Floor, Doors, Hatch & Ceiling

Products Used: 75 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadening (Floor/Doors/Hatch/Ceiling)

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

34 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (4 Doors/Hatch)

10 Sq Ft of Heat Wave Pro Thermal Insulation (Ceiling)

Accessories: Spray Adhesive (2 cans), Wooden Roller

Matt's 1968 VW beetle restoration

Matt used 55 sqft of Damplifier Pro on the floor, doors, wall, and firewall of his VW Beetle rebuild. He also built a noise barrier with 36 sqft of Luxury Liner Pro to the floor and trunk floor.

VW Beetle Soundproofing

Matt's 1968 Beetle is coming along nicely. Even in the restoration process, she's a beauty.

As with all restorations, the first step is to strip it down to the metal.

VW Beetle Sound Deadening

Once the floor is stripped and cleaned with denatured alcohol, it's time to apply the American made butyl... Damplifier Pro.

Next up, Matt stripped the walls and doors. Goodbye decaying factory foam and goo.

And just like the floor before, those walls and doors were skinned with Damplifier Pro. Each door took about 8 sqft. Then the walls took about 10 sqft total to cover.

VW Beetle Floor Pan Sound Deadening

1972 Beetle

Type of Project: Floor Pan

Products Used: 12 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadener (Drive Train Hump)

30 Sq Ft of Spectrum Liquid Deadener (Floor Pan)(2 Gallons)

Accessories: Wooden Roller, Spray Gun + Bottle

VW Beetle Soundproofing

1966 Rag top beetle by krs restorations

Type of Project: Floor, Doors, Hood

Products Used: 68 Sq Ft of Damplifier Pro Deadening (Floor/Doors/Hatch/Ceiling/Trunk)

36 Sq Ft of Luxury Liner Pro Sound Barrier Material (Floor/Trunk Floor)

22 Sq Ft of Mega Zorbe Melamine Foam (4 Doors/Trunk Lid)

18 Sq Ft of Heat Wave Pro Thermal Insulation (Hood/Firewall)

Accessories: Double Sided Tape (2 Rolls), Wooden Roller, Foil Tape