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    Sound deadening carpet underlay

    The carpets are out due to major floor welding.....before I replace them, is there a good sound insulation underlay that anyone can recommend please.

    And what is the best way to clean the carpets? Washing machine? Hire a carpet wet cleaner/ vacuum?

    Best wishes

    RB

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    Newton Commercial do an underlay set, dynamat could be fitted prior to it. As for washing I'd use a wet vac

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    I used a jet washer... my car had stood for 4+ years and had a lot of water ingress... the carpets stank but were not worn. I covered it in soap (Persil from memory) allowed it to soak and jet washed it off, carpet is now mint!

    We used to do this years ago when I worked in a panel shop - car carpet is pretty strong and will dry very quickly... this was out of the car obviously

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    Is that the same insulation as Heritage sell ?, I also got the carpet from Newton . I put the sticky grey stuff down first , I got the double insulation and found it was too thick . I struggled to get the seats on the runners. I had to remove one layer of the insulation and I still can’t fit the seat runners plastics on .

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    Seriously now considering removing the new carpet and finding a decent old one .

    92 VR6 . DBP. She will never be a show car ..... But will be up there with the best of em .

    The bmw seems invincible in isolation . But along side the corrado - a modern classic , we think- it has its work cut out . Autocar 1992.

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    I used this stuff, like you I tried the acoustic foam and it's to thick...
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    Rob, what thickness did you use? 6mm plus a mass barrier should be fine. Perhaps you could trim it slightly by the runners?
    I replaced the soundproofing in mine hs summer with some closed cell foam and a mass loaded vinyl. Noise is now more through the doors but its quieter than before
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    Roger i just used some persil and a hard brush on mine. They dried quite quickly although it was during the summer. Makes them smell nice too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeba View Post
    I used this stuff, like you I tried the acoustic foam and it's to thick...
    Mine is very similar to this , I bought the deluxe set , which is basically double . I did use the closed cell product as well Hasan . I’m not sure what to do with it at the moment.
    As for cleaning the carpet, I put mine in the washing machine .

    92 VR6 . DBP. She will never be a show car ..... But will be up there with the best of em .

    The bmw seems invincible in isolation . But along side the corrado - a modern classic , we think- it has its work cut out . Autocar 1992.

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    Just to be clear . I used closed cell first, then the deluxe underlay. I tried to put the new carpet down and it proved difficult. I then removed one layer of the underlay but struggled to get my seats in , let alone the plastic runners . I’m repainting the seats over the winter so I will take another look. The newton carpet is thicker than the Oem one too , it’s not very forgiving when fitting either.

    92 VR6 . DBP. She will never be a show car ..... But will be up there with the best of em .

    The bmw seems invincible in isolation . But along side the corrado - a modern classic , we think- it has its work cut out . Autocar 1992.

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