Second Skin vs Dynamat

Second Skin vs Dynamat

Second Skin vs Dynamat

Second Skin or Dynamat? It’s a question as old as time. Coke or Pepsi? McDonalds or Burger King? Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts? Nike or Reebok? We doubt this age old question will ever be answered.

Second Skin or Dynamat? It’s a question as old as time. Coke or Pepsi? McDonalds or Burger King? Starbucks or Duncan Donuts? Nike or Reebok? We doubt this age old question will ever be answered.

We’ll let you decide which one is Second Skin in those comparisons.

We’ll let you decide which one is Second Skin in those comparisons.

Why Second Skin is the Best Dynamat Alternative

Joking aside, we’re here to make a good faith comparison between Second Skin and Dynamat. We aren’t interested in bashing Dynamat, but we frequently are asked about their products and figured it’s a topic worth addressing. The short answer is that Dynamat has an excellent brand and makes a great product. We actually like Dynamat, because they set a high standard for quality that we felt we had to beat to be relevant. They also don’t sell good people mediocre asphalt mats that work poorly and could expose them to harmful chemicals. Please… don’t get us started on cheap sound deadener

But we founded Second Skin to be the best. The best performing sound deadening material at the best value for those who respect their cars and want to treat them right. Our customers stick with us because they believe we’re a better solution than Dynamat, and we believe it because we have the data to back it up. That doesn’t mean Dynamat makes a bad product… I’d say it’s a nod to their quality that we’re even bothering to talk about them on our website. But when you break it down to what matters based on performance and value, Second Skin has the best solution available on the market today.

Performance

  • Thicker material (80mil vs 67mil)
  • Better specs (155 F larger rated temperature range)
  • Increased acoustic loss factor (Testing method: SAE J1637)

Price

  • 30-40% cheaper sound deadening mats
  • 50-60% cheaper automotive noise barriers
  • 60-70% cheaper closed cell foam

Value

  • Free Shipping
  • Rewards Program
  • Unlimited, free build consulting

Second Skin vs Dynamat

We bothered to do a little research instead of just making up a wish list, so you get three FULL sections. The first compares the two companies; the second compares each company's top sound deadener product; and the third compares pricing from each company's website.

Company Comparison

Second Skin Audio Dynamat

Year Founded

2000

1989

Products Offered

Full line of car soundproofing and automotive insulation

Biggest Customer Base

Car Audio

Car Restoration

Brand Supporters

West Coast Customs, Steve Meade

Jay Leno, Chip Foose

Where Manufactured

Made in the USA

Made in the USA

Shipping Policy

Free Shipping to Mainland USA

$4.95 Shipping Fee

Sound Deadening Mat Comparison

Damplifier Pro Dynamat Xtreme

Material Composition

Butyl compound with enhanced elastomeric properties and a thick, annealed foil

Vector chemistry butyl rubber bonded to aluminum alloy skin

Lightweight Mat

Damplifier

Dynamat SuperLite

Material Thickness

80mil / 2mm

67mil / 1.70mm

Temperature Rating

- 70 F to 450 F

-65 F to 300 F

Branding / Color

Black foil with subtle, ghosted logo

Black foil with billboard logo

Adhesion Stickiness

Prep not required; Lifetime Adhesion Guarantee

Prep not required; Extremely sticky

Avg Acoustic Loss Factor*

0.218

0.201

Extras

Rewards Program; Free Shipping; Customer builds featured on website

Industry Leader; Owner has an amazing mohawk

*Acoustic loss factor is a measure of how much vibrational energy is converted to heat instead of sound. The theoretical maximum is 1, but anything over 0.1 is very good. Tests were conducted at 7 service temperatures between 32 F and 140 F using testing method SAE J1637.

Price Per Square Foot Comparisons*

Second Skin Audio Dynamat

Sound Deadening Mat

$5.56 to $7.94

$9.17 to $12.50

Insulating Noise Barrier

$6.53 to $7.78

$18.33

Closed Cell Foam Insulation

$3.70 to $5.00

$12.92

*All prices per square foot are calculated from Second Skin Audio and Dynamat's websites. If there's a price range, it's to account for any discounts available by buying in bulk. Last updated: 12/18/19

Choosing Your Sound Deadener

We hope you found this comparison helpful as you consider Second Skin vs Dynamat. We think that once you evaluate the product specs and you compare the price, the value is clear and the decision becomes an easy one. If you're still on the fence though and want to hear from the people who use our materials every day, head on over to our Damplifier Pro page and scroll to the bottom to read through what some of our customers have to say.

If after evaluating your options, you decided Damplifier Pro is the Dynamat alternative for you, we're happy to hear it! Welcome to Team Second Skin!

Final Thoughts

If you have questions on particular materials or application strategies, check out the Owner's Manual where we go deep into the details to teach you how to soundproof and insulate your vehicles. You can also call us and we'd be happy to talk through your build with you!

If you'd like to take a look at the full line of Second Skin materials, head on over the our shop page.