The first acoustical problem in any sound deadening project is structure borne noise This is the harmonic resonance that is emitted from the cars sheet metal panels, similar to a wind chime. Unlike wind chimes however, our cars are not tuned to any specific musical frequency, so what we end up hearing is the road noise, engine rumble and exhaust drone.
Damplifier is the perfect sound deadener for this job. Stopping the vibrations on your cars metal panels is much like stopping a noisy wind chime with your hand. Once the vibrations stop, the structure borne noise stops. Sound deadening defined!
Traditional noise damping mats are mostly inefficient mass loaders; heavy & foul smelling tar boards that work by adding weight to the cars metal to quiet it down. This technology is over 50 years old, and for some reasons, is still being promoted by many of our sound deadening competitors.
Damplifier is not a mass loader or a heavy tar board sound deadener. It is a constraint layer viscoelastic damper (CLD) that converts the vibrational energy in to low level heat. This conversion of energy makes it 300% more efficient than traditional mass loaded tar boards and asphalt sound deadeners while weighing half as much!
Simply cut, peel and stick this automotive CLD vibration damper to the interior sheet metal of your car to sound deaden unwanted structure borne noise! When it comes to sound deadener, & automotive vibration damping, Damplifier can`t be beat!
Damplifier will help improve your mobile audio system in several ways:
First, and perhaps most obvious, since it is a sound deadener it will kill the vibrations, which will reduce panel distortion and strengthen the area around the speakers. Less vibrations means less unwanted noise and a more stable environment for the speakers to perform in.
A car with sound deadening will always sound better than a car without sound deadener!
Second, this automotive CLD sound deadener will increase the volume of your music by keeping the acoustical energy in the car rather than letting it escape through the vibrating panels. Volume inside the car increases while nasty panel resonance outside the car is eliminated. Sound deadening makes everything more solid, and sound better.
And finally, Damplifier can improve your audio system is by reducing unwanted ambient noise like road noise, engine noise & exhaust drone. Especially when used with our Mass Loaded Vinyl Barrier Luxury Liner Pro.
When you can quiet down the rest of the car with CLD sound deadening, the stereo has less sonic real estate to fight for, and the perceived volume increases.
To fully reduce road, engine and exhaust noise, we suggest the use of a noise MLV barrier like Luxury Liner Pro on top of your Damplifier sound deadener.
Damplifier is a thermal insulator much like a coffee thermos. If you put hot liquid in the thermos, it stays hot for longer. If you put ice water inside, the ice takes longer to melt. Sound deadening and vibration damping is only one aspect Damplifier is used for in automobiles!
Damplifier is not only a awesome CLD sound deadener, but it is also a very solid thermal insulator. Damplifier helps reduce automobile heat in several ways.
First, anything you place between the source of the heat, and the passengers will provide some thermal insulation to some extent.
Second, since Damplifier is a CLD sound deadener it has a thick foil layer which acts as a thermal insulation that dissipates heat by increasing the surface area, allowing for heat reduction.
Third, the butyl layer on this CLD vibration damper slows down any remaining heat on its way in to the cabin of the car. The longer it takes the heat to get to you, the more comfortable stay.
This is basically what Damplifier can do for your car. With a couple layers of Damplifier installed, the outside environment has less effect on the internal temperatures of the car.
For the next level of thermal insulation and heat control, add a layer of Heatwave or Heatwave Pro on top of your final layer of Damplifier.
If you want the ultimate in heat rejection, add a layer of Luxury Liner Pro on top of your final layer of Damplifier.
What is the difference between Damplifier Pro and Damplifier CLD vibration damping mats?
Damplifier and Damplifier Pro are the same basic automotive CLD sound deadener mats in terms of product quality, but Damplifier Pro has a total thickness that is twice as thick as our regular automotive vibration mat Damplifier.
The foil on both of our automotive sound deadeners is the same; both 6.5 mils thick. The only difference between the two products is the total thickness of the adhesive.
What makes your automotive sound deadening mat Damplifier, different from asphalt roofing products or sound deadeners that come rolled up?
We only produce automotive sound damping mats that are designed for cars. Unlike roofing tapes, or other products that come on rolls, our automotive sound deadeners mats use only butyl binders with no asphalt filler. Our vibration dampers are odorless, non toxic & designed by expert adhesive formulators to reduce automotive noise and vibrations, not by roofing tape companies.
The foil on our CLD damping mat Damplifier is more than 3 times as thick than that of most roofing products and it will never melt off and cause you any headache.
How much CLD sound deadening do I need to use in my car to properly sound deaden the vibrations?
When it comes to automotive sound deadener and CLD vibration damping mats. more is always better, to a certain point. Covering the flat panels of your cars interior sheet metal panels with as little as 25 percent will help reduce harmonic distortion in the cars sheet metal, however in many cases, as much as 50 or 100 percent CLD sound deadening coverage might be required, depending on the intensity of the audio system or how loud the road noise, engine noise and exhaust drone is.
Applying a MLV noise barrier like our Luxury Liner or Luxury Liner Pro on top of your CLD sound deadener will more that tripple the sound deadening results from your CLD Damplifier application.
Why does Damplifier not come on a roll like your less expensive Sound deadening competition mats do?
Here is an industry secret. Products that come on rolls are roof tapes relabeled as CLD sound deadener mats. There is not a sound deadening manufacturer in the industry that puts CLD constraint layer dampers on a roll. Real sound deadening vibration damper mats will always come in sheets. If it is on a roll, it is not designed as a sound deadener. It came from a roofing manufacturer and was not designed to dampen vibrations in a car. There is no exception to this rule.
- 6.5 mil foil - (BLACK)
- Adhesive = Viscoelastic butyl rubber - 99.94% solids content
- 1 mm total thickness (40 mils) +/- 5%
- .35 lbs per square foot +/- 5%
- 12" x 24" (2 sq ft.)
- High temperature butyl adhesive
- Higher rubber content & Less filler content = better sound deadening performance
When it comes to automotive vibrtaion damping and sound deadening, Second Skin Damplifier is the best automotive CLD (constraint layer damper) in its class. No other CLD vehicle sound deadener is as afordable as Second Skin Damplifier. No other automotive sound deadener competes at this price point, and no other noise damping CLD mat to date, has a more proven track record for sound & noise reduction in automobiles!