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Sound deadening, felt, or just carpet kit? (9 replies)

rsk289
8 years ago
rsk289 8 years ago
rsk289
8 years ago
rsk289 8 years ago

On to interior trim in my MkII 'S' now - I've bought the Newton complete panel kit and carpet kit. Should I be fitting anything else inside - extra felt, bulkhead soundproofing etc.? I'm trying to keep it original, but with any reasonable 'modern' additions to make life easier. Any suggestions, folks?

JC T ONE
8 years ago
JC T ONE 8 years ago

Hi 🙂

you will need to fit some felt under the carpets, or you risk getting condensation under them.

Found this kit [URL]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350417113760?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649[/URL]

Jens Christian

OKD692F
8 years ago
OKD692F 8 years ago

Sound deadening pads are a good move. Stick behind rear pockets, door skins, roof if possible,floors,inside bulkhead. I use an electric paint stripper on them, before and after fixing them on.

rsk289
8 years ago
rsk289 8 years ago

Thanks for the advice - I've ordered the bitumenised panels from Frost, which should do the trick.

LFF
8 years ago
LFF 8 years ago

Please take pics! Let us know how well it works.

One of the first things I will be doing to my mini is trying to sound proof it. Still haven't decided exactly what to use.

rsk289
8 years ago
rsk289 8 years ago

I'll post some pics when I get on it, hopefully over this weekend.
Plan is:
Eastwood sound-deadening acoustic and thermal kit on flat surfaces
Minispares underfelt kit
Newton carpet set
This is a similar approach to how I did my '68 Mustang, except that a US firm called 'Quiet Ride' sold me a beautiful ready-cut and designed acoustic shielding kit to go under the Mustang's underfelt!
Now, if I could[I] just [/I]make the Mini sound like the Mustang from the outside...

Andrew1967
8 years ago
Andrew1967 8 years ago

rsk28 wrote: "Now, if I could[I] just [/I]make the Mini sound like the Mustang from the outside..."

Whilst no Mini will sound like a Mustang, I think a Cooper S with a single box RC40 sounds fantastic and takes a lot of beating, noise-wise 😎

rsk289
8 years ago
rsk289 8 years ago

Andrew196 wrote: "Whilst no Mini will sound like a Mustang, I think a Cooper S with a single box RC40 sounds fantastic and takes a lot of beating, noise-wise :cool:"

They're just.... different. Each lovely in their own way.

LFF
8 years ago
LFF 8 years ago

I have yet to hear a mini that I don't like...:D

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