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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:13 PM
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Got the QuietCar today and proceeded to tear everything out of the truck to apply. I got 3 gallons and the sprayer.
My first attempt was to roll it on so that I could leave somethings intact, and tape less of the windows off. Rolling was not the way to go, so I removed more stuff and then taped everything and broke out the sprayer. I borrowed a craftsman compressor and I sprayed away. The sprayer was great and the gallon jugs made filling the sprayer a breeze. I did two heavy coats on most of the inside of the truck and used just over a gallon. It cover well and dried quickly. The truck is still stripped so I don't have a sound report yet.
I know a lot of people are reluctant to spray it all over their trucks, but I really like the way it looks, and my truck was a mess inside anyway. Truck will go back together tomorrow, next up is the inside of the doors, and maybe the hood(wondering about heat retention) It is also easy to clean up as promised.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:20 PM
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wow Tom you have really taken this bull by the horns. More power to you. looks good
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Tom, please do let us know how it helps with sound (and heat maybe). I like the look, but would be concerned about covering up the screw heads, etc.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 02:40 PM
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It seems to scrape off pretty easily, and I was able to get a socket over the 2 bolts I did spray by accident. But since it is suppoesed to get more sound proof over time, it may also get harder over time. I just got the truck back together(almost) and will take it for a ride this afternoon probably late afternoon.
If my lower legs don't start to sweat after 10 minutes, then we will know it helps with heat also? I was wondering about the heat thing myself, because I want to spray the hood, but seem to hover just below the red as it is.
The finish is very cool looking, great texture, almost hated to put my mat back in! (but don't know how it would hold up yet)
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:47 PM
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Tom...

Don't worry about spraying it under the bonnet. I have had it there for over a year and a half, in Moab heat, with an overheating diesel and a coolant overflow bottle spraying hot coolant onto it with no problem.

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:54 PM
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Cool, no pun intended. So it didn't make it run any hotter?
I just took it for a drive, it is definitely much quieter. I can actually have a conversation, although I only had the dog to talk to, but still.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 09:42 PM
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Another Update

Did the underside of the bonnet today, and the rest of the roof with the QuietCar. It really has made a huge difference. (but my truck was previosly without a headliner and all the rugs were removed) I did have the rear load matt, the heavy duty front matts and the tunnel cover. I don't know how the 2.5 gas compares noisewise to the V8's or the TDIs, but sometimes I forget I have that sad little 4 banger under there.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Nice job Tom. Looks very professional
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you know you could always have lined the inside with empty egg boxes!! cheap, simple, replaceable, removable and of course recyclable!!!!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:37 PM
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you know you could always have lined the inside with empty egg boxes!! cheap, simple, replaceable, removable and of course recyclable!!!!
Not sure what that means? But the soundproofing really makes the truck much more enjoyable to drive. I can hear the good stuff, ipod and people talking on the phone, and I hear less of the bad stuff, road noise and engine!
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Old August 6th, 2008, 12:44 PM
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when we were teens we'd listen to our music real loud and drive my poor mom nuts. she always threatened to line our rooms with empty egg boxes in order to sound proof things a little!!! now my teen is doing the same to me...at least I like his music
the truck looks good by the way. I had no idea this stuff exists!!! I'm learning something new everyday.
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