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Hey guys,
I'm getting Fatmat shipped on the 15th. I would like to get advise on how to install the stuff. I got the install kit that includes the cutter, roller and degreaser. Is there anything else that I will need and is there any technique I should utilize? Gloves yes or no? Cardboard shaping? Please help.
 

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Well just to let you guys know, I finally got the fatmat and I was suprised on how easy the stuff works with a novice. I did not make it look show quality but it works fine. Fatmat is kinda thin but I can't say if it's thinner than Dynamat because I've never seen Dynamat. I noticed that when I tap on the body with and without the deadner that there isn't too much difference. When I double layered the stuff, I noticed a big difference. So far the sound quality inside is better and I have less road noise. I have not upgraded the sound system yet and don't think I have to now. The sound group two works great.
I ordered the fatmat (100 sq/ft) on ebay for only $120 shipped and covered pretty much the whole car. The trunk was double layered and the doors were as well. I have left over and probably will get the floors done soon. Not a bad product and cheap. I'll post pics soon.
 

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turbo- was it a DIY install or did u have it done? Cost to have it done? So where exactly did you FatMat it (what areas of the car)? Did u remove all the seats and carpet? Details, please
 

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Its a 6 Beer Job applying the fatmat.;) :D It can takes weeks without the help of a second set of ears to isolate various squeaks and rattles though.

I highly suggest cranking your music before you put any trim back in, so you can find any spare rattles BEFORE doing all the work putting it back together. Once it's back together you may find more.
 

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Well thanks for the interest guys. This was a DIY project and took more than 30 beers and so far a total of about 10 hours. This is taking a long time because this is my first time ever trying anything like this. I so far layered the trunk twice and have started on the doors. I'm not done yet but will be moving on to the floors. I'm a little too scared to tackle the headliner so I'll just use the leftover material and start doubling over trouble spots. Rouge makes a good point with leaving the parts off and road testing first. It's also a good idea to have a second pair of ears because my brother found a few spots that made a bunch of noise that I had to triple layer.
I think that the 100sq was enough but now I'm thinking to really get the job done really well, it will require about another 50sq or more. What I've learned thus far is that it's best to work using small strips and forming the material with your hand before removing the backing of the deadener. Once all the small strips fit well you can make the second layer install a lot easier. You might also want to get a really good roller. The one that came in the kit broke after my second hour on installing the stuff. This is a great project and I'm glad I didn't have to pay some guy $700 whom probably wouldn't have done as good of a job.
Think about this:
Saved $700 by doing it myself
I love the reduction of road noise
Sound system already sounds better
Not having to listen to the old lady tell me what Mrs. Snapping Crotch got for Valentines from her husband, ex-husband and current boyfriend....priceless
 
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