Sound deadening, felt, or just carpet kit? (9 replies)
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?
you will need to fit some felt under the carpets, or you risk getting condensation under them.
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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.
Thanks for the advice - I've ordered the bitumenised panels from Frost, which should do the trick.
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.
I'll post some pics when I get on it, hopefully over this weekend.
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...
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 😎
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.
I have yet to hear a mini that I don't like...:D