Automotive Soundproofing Problems


In the past we produced many specialist kits available for specific automobiles and worked closely with ford on developing acoustic improvements to vehicles. Most motor vehicles these days have sufficient insulation installed during production. However, if more is required, or you want to improve an old or classic car we can offer the following:

SAPT220 Spaced layer Sound Barrier Mat for the bulkhead and floor of the vehicle throughout. SAPT220 Sound Barrier Mat is designed to reduce mechanical and road noise penetration. To further reduce engine noise, an acoustic bonnet pad can be fitted and for this we can supply SA12(FR)SA A self-adhesive, totally fire retardant sound absorbing foam black in colour. This insulation is also available 25mm thick and without a self-adhesive backing if required.

SD1SA Self-adhesive Damper Pads can be used to reduce the resonance produced by steel panels prior to installing any other insulation. However, we do not recommend SD1SA is installed beneath bonnets or inside doors. Bonnets get too hot in summer and doors allow water ingress. Both of these are detrimental to the self-adhesive backing of the product.


Van bodies and floors are often uninsulated and create a lot of noise and vibration. The floors of vans can be insulated with our Acousticel M20AD matting which can be bonded to the floor with our Sprayable Adhesive. M20AD is a recycled rubber product that presents a hard wearing and durable surface but due to its open cell structure, will allow dirt contamination and so is difficult to clean. Therefore, we recommend a board surface is bonded to the top of the M20AD to make the floor more durable.

The interior bodies of vans can be insulated with our SA6V Grey Trimfoam which is a perforated PVC faced sound absorbing material that is easy to cut and fit and can be glued in situ with our Sprayable Adhesive.