A few issues ago, we added some sound deadening concepts to our a ’68 Super Sport. While we were working on it, we began talking to the pros at Dynamat, and they showed us what to do to help keep our car cool from the heat. When we got to see the sample firsthand and learn about how their Dynaliner works to reduce heat; we were sold! We knew we had to add the product to our project.

For those wondering what the benefits are to adding sound deadening to your vehicle, the answers are easy. If you want to eliminate road noise, and get rid of the rattling that stereo bass can produce, then you should probably invest in some Dynamat Xtreme sound deadening. For the added dimension of reducing heat and creating a barrier between the inside of your car and the exterior, you need to add some Dynaliner. This patented designed insulation is the second part of insulating your car to keep the heat out. It is designed to be a peel-and-stick product just like Dynamat, making installation easy.

The combination of the Dynamat Xtreme and the Dynaliner is a winning combination for any build. When applied properly, it can cut down up to a 100 degrees of heat as evidenced by its response within the company’s heat box, which demonstrated just how responsive these products are. Now let us show you how we built up some quality insulation within a couple of hours using Dynamat Xtreme and Dynaliner on our Project FearleSS.

<strong>1</strong>.The original insulation was ready to be removed.<strong>2</strong>.With the car painted and the car's floors outfitted with Dynamat Xtreme, we opted to use a tarp to catch all of the debris that might land on the car.<strong>3</strong>.With the tarp covering the area that we were going to be working on, we were ready to begin removing the roof's insulation.<strong>4</strong>.When removing old insulation, you should wear a mask so you don't breathe in all of the dust and possible asbestos that might lie within your old insulation.<strong>5</strong>.The old insulation was coming off in layers.<strong>6</strong>.As you can see, there was a lot of insulation removed from our project.<strong>7</strong>.We picked up a razor blade scraper and several razor blades to help us remove any excess or leftover glue.<strong>8</strong>.We started scraping the old glue with our razor blade.<strong>9</strong>.After removing the glue, we wiped the roof with acetone.<strong>10</strong>.The roof was clean and ready to be worked on.<strong>11</strong>.You can see the glue residue that was wiped from the roof.<strong>12</strong>.The Dynamat Xtreme was ready to be added onto our car project.<strong>13</strong>.This peel-and-stick Dynamat was ready to be installed.<strong>14</strong>.We started installing the cut-out Dynamat from the center outward.<strong>15</strong>.Using the Dynamat roller, we removed any air pockets caught between the sound deadening material and the bare metal.<strong>16</strong>.Once the roof was covered in sound deadening material, we could move onto the next step.<strong>17</strong>.Dynamat's Dynaliner comes in a couple of thickness options. For our roof, we decided to use 1/8-inch thick insulation.<strong>18</strong>.We started off by cutting a section almost to size.<strong>19</strong>.Once the insulation is in place, you can trim down the Dynaliner.<strong>20</strong>.We started on the rear roof of the vehicle.<strong>21</strong>.Once the first section of the roof was insulated we moved onto another section of the car.<strong>22</strong>.After trimming the insulation, it was ready to be applied.<strong>23</strong>.The Dynaliner is a peel-and-stick insulation.<strong>24</strong>.We trimmed the edges of the Dynaliner to get as much coverage as possible.<strong>25</strong>.When installing the Dynaliner, be sure to use the Dynamat roller to get all of the air pockets out. This will keep the insulation from sagging.<strong>26</strong>.Here is the roof as it is being covered.<strong>27</strong>.The same process was repeated throughout the car.<strong>28</strong>.This car's inside was ready to take on any heat!

Axalta Coating Systems Paint Tip of the Month

“Warming up to spray a car”

A spray booth is a vital piece of equipment that serves a multitude of functions, which include filtration of harmful vapors and the running of a temperature that is right for paint material applications. A spray booth needs to run for several minutes to create the right temperature atmosphere. You should always warm up the booth along with the vehicle you are going to paint at the same time. This way the soon to be painted vehicle becomes the same heat intensity that is needed for paint temperature requirements. Always remember that only the person that’s painting the car should be in the booth. For other cold weather tips, please follow Cromax Pro recommendations on the 1.2 spray gun set up.

“Cooling down to spray a car”

When painting a vehicle in hot, dry weather, remember to increase the size on the fluid tip to be able to spray (wet) the product like it’s recommended. Prior to painting a vehicle that has been out in the sun, the body panels become really hot, so be sure to wipe down the panels with Axalta product no. v3921 that is kept in a cool area. This purpose is to help bring down the temperature heat on the car bodies panel. Advanced Collision/Body Shop is an Axalta Coating Systems product believer, and they also like adding 5-percent on solid colors that will usually take an extra coat to assure there won’t be any die back that might be caused by an extra coat of base.

Paint tip advice by:
Advanced Collision Repair
2200 Auto Park Way Ste. E Escondido, CA 92029.
Phone: 760-741-7565.

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