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Soundown Acoustic Absorption sound damping foam
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Soundown Acoustic Absorption Foam Customer Questions and Answers

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I need to insulate my engine compartment on my sailboat is this type acceptable?

Asked on 06/09/2015 by CHARLES SMITH

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Yes Very good sound deadening material used it everywhere I thought there was a vibration and noise emission, really quieted down my inboard engine n exhaust noise attached acoustic foam using 3" flat aluminum washers with a 3/8 center hole used normally to hang rolls of insulation on concrete basements walls also used Silicone adhesive.

Answered on 06/09/2015 by BILL SHERMAN
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WORKS WELL ON A GAS V-8 I/O ENGINE SHOULD WORK FINE ON A SAIL BOAT. GOOD PRODUCT AT A GOOD PRICE. WOULD BUY IT AGAIN.

Answered on 06/13/2015 by MANNY REZENDES

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The material is simple to cut,fit and install,it will work on curved surfaces, my small sail boat has an engine cover, I cut and glued pieces to the in side of the cover and realized a significant sound reduction, my wife said the sound went from annoying to acceptable, a happy admiral is a happy boat. ????

Answered on 06/10/2015 by DON KEITH

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Thanks we have an Endeavour 37 it seems just the ticket

Answered on 06/10/2015 by CHARLES SMITH
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How does this foam hold up over time to the heat around a typical inboard diesel marine engine in a sailboat?

Asked on 08/26/2014 by Undisclosed

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I own a 2004 Carver 36' Mariner and one of the engine hatches foam came loose from the fiberglass and also the foil was separating from the foam. I bought this product and replaced the engine hatch foam. I used 3M 90 Spray Adhesive (very strong stuff) to attach it. It has been on for two years with no problems. Bought enough foam to do the other engine hatch if ever needed. Would highly recommend this product.

Answered on 08/28/2014 by KENTON STOUT
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It should handle engine compartment heat just fine, that's what it's designed for, but I wouldn't get it too near the exhaust manifold...might be too hot although most sailboat diesels have a water cooled manifold so even that's probably not a big issue.

Answered on 08/26/2014 by MARK MCNULTY

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Excellent. No deterioration in two seasons.

Answered on 08/26/2014 by ED MILLER

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This Acoustic Absorption Foam used in the engine room on my sailboat is holding up very well with no problems. It is an excellent sound barrier.

Answered on 08/27/2014 by Bob Moran
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Can this be used for soundproofing walls to silence voices?

Asked on 05/21/2014 by Tamme Marggraf

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It would help as this stuff is sound absorbing, but there are probably better solutions out there(rockwool insulation). This stuff is designed for sound and heat and has a foil layer on one side to be used in engine compartments where space is limited. I would recommend trying to eliminate the noise at its source first, if possible. Also, most sound leaks through places like vents, or poorly sealed doors/windows than directly through the wall so check those sources first.

Answered on 05/21/2014 by MARK MCNULTY
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yes it can

Answered on 05/22/2014 by MANNY REZENDES

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It is used in marine applications to silence the roar of engines, so should be able to silence voices, but their "egg carton" foam is probably much cheaper and easier to install. Some of this acoustical foam is quite heavy per square foot, and hanging it on walls without it sagging could be a challenge.

Answered on 05/22/2014 by MICHAEL CLAUDON

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Probably, yes, but it's quite expensive. Is this for a boat or on land? Home builders use various types of fiberglass insulation for quieting houses.

Answered on 05/21/2014 by ETHAN MAASS
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Does this product come with a peel off self sticking backing or do I have to use an adhesive?

Asked on 05/10/2012 by Undisclosed

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You need to use contact cement or similar adhesive from your local hardware store. Spread the cement on the hard contacting surface.

Answered on 06/06/2012 by RAYMOND T MIRIKITANI
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this is what you get: soft foam with foil stuck to the other side. The foil side faces the engine so some how I need to stick the foam to the boat. I have no idea. I bought some spray glue in hopes to make it work, but I have my doubts. I'll try it this weekend and let you know.

Answered on 05/11/2012 by JAMES ANDREWS

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I used Loctite spray adhesive professional performance 300. Sprayed the foam part of the foam and then sprayed the thing I was sticking it to. Waited 3 minutes and it worked perfect! I didn't think it would work but it's really stuck on there. Be careful becuase once it's on you're not moving it.

Answered on 05/13/2012 by JAMES ANDREWS

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The product does not have adhesive ... one side is the foam and the other side is an sliver mylar like coating. I installed the material in the engine room overhead with screws and washers spaced about a foot apart ... the screws were long enough to go through the material (1") and then into the bulkhead with the washers preventing pull through.

Answered on 06/03/2012 by RICHARD KORN
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does one side have a adhesive to bond to a steel wall?

Asked on 06/15/2014 by Undisclosed

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No one side has a foil like heat retardant layer and the rest is acoustic foam. You need to use adhesive that you purchase separately to install it.

Answered on 06/16/2014 by JAMES REI
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Don't know about steel, sticks to fiberglass. I suppose if you cleaned the steel with acetone to remove all oiliness they would stick.

Answered on 06/15/2014 by BILL DIXON

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No. Use a High quality spray adhesive.

Answered on 06/15/2014 by LEE FARINHOLT
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Background first. I have a boiler in our finished basement of the house which makes A LOT of noise which we can even hear upstairs. The boiler together with other pieces of equipment, water tank, etc. are encapsulated in a space which has two separate doors (with a couple of inches at the bottom of each door for air circulation). If I glue the soundown acoustic absorption foam to the back of each door (inside of the space where the boiler is) would the sound be drastically reduced? I would install the 1" thick. Or is there a better product/solution? Can someone help me? Thanks!!.

Asked on 02/07/2012 by Undisclosed

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Question to "A Shopper Asked" queston. I have the SAME EXACT situation in my house and your encapsulated equipment is exactly the same as mine - boiler, etc. Did you install the 1" thick foam noise barrier? Did it work? PLEASE reply ASAP. Thank you.

Answered on 07/29/2012 by Romelia Schneider
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I looked at several different products including this foam. The alternative is a dense rubber material used on boats with diesel motors and comes with a sticky backing and tape, usually laid on the above deck and outer doors of the engine room. Don't know what "drastically reduced" would mean. There will be some reduction - try Home Depot.

Answered on 02/21/2012 by RAYMOND T MIRIKITANI

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I find the foam quieted down my Yanmar dispel considerably. I have no idea what the actual decibel reduction is. There are lots of heavy fiberglass insulation products which are cheaper since you don't have to worry about oil and fuel.

Answered on 03/07/2012 by ED MILLER
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i want to order some soundown 1 inch accousical insualtion. I want the one with the metalized covering. does the soundown come with this metalized covering?

Asked on 12/05/2011 by Leslie S.

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Hello Leslie, Yes, it does. The foam is flexible and so is the metal coating. Regards, John

Answered on 01/28/2012 by JOHN NOTCH
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The foam comes with metallic covering on one side. The edges are not covered. I bought this foam and went to Home Depot and bought a roll of metallic tape for around $4 to cover the edges.

Answered on 01/21/2012 by RAYMOND T MIRIKITANI

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Yes ,this does have the metalized covering.

Answered on 12/30/2011 by MARC PINCINCE
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hi, can this product be layered. Currently have 1/2 installed but have room for more. can i glue new pieces onto the existing one? TX

Asked on 02/27/2018 by Jack from Boston

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You probably want to use the aluminum installation kit if you wanted to try and layer them. From experience, you may have trouble using any adhesive to keep them layered.

Answered on 05/21/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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What is the barrier? Is it the aluminum looking outer layer? I'm not interested in blocking fumes/odor - just want to dampen sound. But I do want to have the aluminum looking outward facing layer as it is easier to clean. Thank you.

Asked on 03/27/2017 by Edmundo from FL

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Yes, this one has the aluminum outer face layer.

Answered on 03/28/2017 by JD Tech Team
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I have a SEADOO Utopia 185 and want to quieten the engine noise Is this the product I want? Does it self stick?

Asked on 08/01/2016 by Undisclosed

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No. We use 3M 77 spray adhesive. Product is excellent on diesel engine with 3000 rpm red line. No experience with gasoline 7000 rpms.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by BILL DIXON
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