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Sparky
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2013, 06:14:02 pm »

Okay,, Ron does not want to tear up his carpet haha don't blame him,,,, we have talked about the mats for the pass/driver previously.. and yes they look great,  but jeepers they cost a lot,,  I'm still going to stik to my Walmart specials which I cut to fit the contours of the floor, I think they were 12 bucks,,, guess I'm too cheap haha
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2013, 09:42:56 pm »

Sparky,

I wonder if you could go cheaper yet buying one of these extra large mats from Menards/Home Depot/etc. and cut them to size.  Sometimes Menards has a great sale on them, just a couple dollars.  Buy a couple and line your outdoor storage drawer and your 1st entry step.

We lined our storage and step with something similar, carpet runner off a role, sold by the foot.


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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2013, 09:43:30 am »

those would work in the front cab for pass/driver, good ideal,, but not sure if I would want to use black,, the cheap mats from Walmart are brown,,,,,  in the bathroom I used the foam/rubber then  the black mat cut to size, over it,,, worked great ,, as mentioned I used the rubber/foam mat for the storage compartment, remember it's about 1/3inch thick , in hall same rubber/foam but have a rug runner over it,,, it's really nice and comfy... nice to stand walk on... the foam/rubber is very cheap per yard $6,,, easy to cut.... another good point to using it, you over measure a tad and can press it in to the sides it's very snug where it meets the walls,,,,,,,,, how ever probably would not stand up to walking on,, that's why I put a rug cover on it... http://bathrooomproject.blogspot.com/    the one in the bathroom fits exactly..   your right regarding those black mats easy to cut     I take the foam/rubber mats out when were at home easy to clean with soap and water,,
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2013, 12:45:02 pm »

those would work in the front cab for pass/driver, good ideal,, but not sure if I would want to use black,, the cheap mats from Walmart are brown,,,,,  in the bathroom I used the foam/rubber then  the black mat cut to size, over it,,, worked great ,, as mentioned I used the rubber/foam mat for the storage compartment, remember it's about 1/3inch thick , in hall same rubber/foam but have a rug runner over it,,, it's really nice and comfy... nice to stand walk on... the foam/rubber is very cheap per yard $6,,, easy to cut.... another good point to using it, you over measure a tad and can press it in to the sides it's very snug where it meets the walls,,,,,,,,, how ever probably would not stand up to walking on,, that's why I put a rug cover on it... http://bathrooomproject.blogspot.com/    the one in the bathroom fits exactly..   your right regarding those black mats easy to cut     I take the foam/rubber mats out when were at home easy to clean with soap and water,,
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 05:00:27 am »

Ran across some interesting product(s) which sound like they may be helpful with the noise/heat issues around the cab area...

Lizard Skin - they sell two products, a ceramic thermal insulation coating and a sound damping coating.

That led me to what looks like a cheaper version of the thermal insulation coating from Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions.  They sell thermal insulating paint and thermal insulating additives (ceramic microspheres or vacuum beads)

Which led me to a variety of DYI projects described by hot rod club members and airplane enthusiasts, some of whom use simple latex paints mixed with quantities of glass spheres (or micro-balloons) available through places like Wicks Aircraft Supply.

I didn't include any links, but a simple search will bring up all you need to know, if interested.

    - Mike
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2017, 10:12:58 am »

The effectiveness of any sound/heat material is to make sure the material is  affixed to the surface firmly and completely.  As I have posted before I removed all of the seats, the carpet (ripped it up)and laid down Dynamat that was specifically fitted for the E series cab floor, the material must be rolled firmly into place and once down the stuff does not move.   New carpet was ordered from PC and installed easily.   There is a specific kit for the doghouse (you can find it on the web) that fits over the OEM weak insulation.   I did the doors as well with the Dynamat material.  I utilized a neat decibel reading app ( deciBel) on my phone and by doing what I did I reduced the cab noise by over 40%.   Putting mats down, etc will make a slight difference I am sure but by not taking the vibration out of the metal that is the culprit in transmitting sound I am not sure it is worth the investment?   Dynamat material is not cheap in that I think I spent at least $400 in materials, do not be fooled with less expensive alternatives , there really is a difference in the sound deadening materials. It is great to hear a nice solid sound when you shut the doors.   I fully realize heat transfer is a huge issue for the Triton sitting in that tight engine compartment and perhaps there is a reason Ford does not offer a more robust insulation package but no one has been able to show me any proof...I heard PC now offers some extra insulation for the floor area from the factory.... i just applied this same approach to my new Freightliner M-2 Renegade that came with extra insulation but nothing in the doors.   Thanks, Ron G.
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