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    Where can I buy sound deadening in the UK?

    I am desperate to get some sound proofing for my car while I have all the carpet out anyway. I have seen the review of things like Dynamat, Raamat, etc. and they all seem pretty good but where can I get them in the UK?

    Dynamat is pretty easy to locate at my local Halfords but any of the cheaper (but similar quality alternatives) like Raamat seem impossible to find. You can order them on the net but they cost more to ship than they do to buy because of the weight!

    Please help, does anyone know anywhere in the UK stocking decent quality, cheaper than dynamat sound deadening products. Or even better cheap Dynamat

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    Demon Tweeks sell Brown Bread Sounds Dead matting, which is Dynamat without the branding. I have been told by several sources it is identical, just not branded. I think its 8 a sheet, much much cheaper than Dynamat.
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    Look in Wikkes or B&Q DIY stores.
    Look for roofing felt underlay. It's smooth on one side, self adhesive on the other.

    Look for brands like Ice Guard, or Marley.
    About 28 for a 8 square meter roll.

    It's thinner than Dynomat, but you can stick down more layers at that price.
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    hehe I spotted the thread and was about to say just that

    I got some marley roof self adhesive roofing felt, with aluminium backing from Homebase when it was on special.
    I think it cost me 15 quid to do both my doors. The outside skins, and the door cards.
    Whilst I cant compare it to the same setup done with dynamat, it made a HUGE difference to the sound quality, and eliminated some road noise, and all door rattles.

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    Maplin sell a couple of different types, personally I like carpet underlay, seems to work well and you don't need to glue it down, which is kinda usefull if everything is coated in an inch of wayoyl.
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    Comparisons

    Cheers Rob for the Maplin idea, I couldn't find a stockist of Brown Bread in the uk, not even in the Demon Tweeks catalogues as suggested by phil.45. You did however say they stocked a few types of sound deadening, I can only find a roll or sheet of brown bread, any ideas on this..

    Now before I rush out and buy this stuff, and yes I've read the reviews on the net, is Dynamat really THAT much better? Is it really worth shelling out all that extra money? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated, especially from someone who has had good experience of both.

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    Dynamat is nothing special. I used Rubberized Undercoating that I found at an auto store. It comes in a spray can and is very easy to apply. I also applied sound proofing insulation from a home improvement store. Worked great for me. I had both Vibration stoppage and noise blocking then.

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    Re: Comparisons

    Originally posted by marcos_guy
    Cheers Rob for the Maplin idea, I couldn't find a stockist of Brown Bread in the uk, not even in the Demon Tweeks catalogues as suggested by phil.45. You did however say they stocked a few types of sound deadening, I can only find a roll or sheet of brown bread, any ideas on this..
    Its defniately in the catalogue I have.. the blue one, not the red racing catalogue. They also sell the thick fabric stuff for under carpets, and that is very cheap but its not suitable for damp places like in door cavaties.

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    how much extra weight could sound deadening add to the car?

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