My good pal Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs and I have had a long conversations about proper sound deadening for a vintage Volkswagen. The rear trunk area seems create the most noise, for obvious reasons.
You can use the more expensive Dynamat, but I went with a great product called QuickRoof. It’s super easy to apply, just as Dynamat and makes a big difference in sound as your pride and joy heads down the road. These photos were taking a few years back when I was restoring the interior of my ’67. As you can see, the QuickRoof goes on fantastic and at a fraction of the cost!
You can get the Sisel padding from JBugs.
Want to know how to do this yourself? Check out: How to Sound Deadening Insulation Tip
You and Chris walked me through this. I am glad I did this before I installed the carpet kit. Thanks for the glue!
You got it, homeboy!
wow this is good tip… saw same product here in philippines…
Thanks! Yeah, this stuff works great.
Great tip … thanks, Eric! It’s good to know of an alternative that saves money without sacrificing quality.
Sure! Yeah, that Dynamat stuff is expensive and this works just the same.
How hard is it to take out if you ever need to? I had the Dynamat in mine and it was a pain to remove, when I started my restoration.
It’s probably not easy. It’s about the same thickness as Dynamat. You’d have to heat it up just like pulling tar boards. It could however be done.
Would you suggest using the quick roof on the roof of the Beetle? I thought about using it and then using the 1/4″ padding on top to deaden the roof noise. Im just worried it may heat up in the sun and peel off, has anyone ever done this?
Yes, you totally can. The warmer the stuff gets, the more sticky it is. I know Chris Vallone does this a lot.
what about the floor of the car i am defiantly going to get this stuff and put it on the roof but what is your thoughts on the floor and about how many rolls should i get? i was going to get about 3 of them for the rear luggage area and doors as well as my ragtop roof. again what is your idea on the floors and how many should i get?
About 2 rolls on the floor should do it!
I know this is way old but I am starting this project now. Are you laying the quick roof onto bare metal on the back wall? and if so, any tips for removing the gummy mess that is there?
Sure. Yeah, super old article. I’d use a heat gun and a putty knife as needed. And yes, put the QuikRoof down on bare metal. It sticks super well, and you won’t be pulling it up anytime soon. :)
Thanks Eric. I have no heat gun but I have a putty knife, a hammer and some determination to get this done. Your reply reminds me why I love the Beetle community and this community in particular. I had a guy offer me his pretty much cherry medium modded 67 for my sunroof 67 and I turned him down. This one is mine and I am going to garage restore it as time permits. I will not pan-off restore it because A: I don’t have the cash B: I don’t really want to. This is MY Bug, there may be many (not really) like it but it’s MINE.
You can do it! Why don’t we feature your car on the site?
It’s not done by any means. It’s in good mechanical shape but I am really focusing on the interior at this point. It’s pretty much bare. My wife and I are taking this on as a project because as a father of a 17, 14, 13, and 11 year old, we are finding something that we can work on that does not involve the kids. This Bug is a great thing for us. When I feel more ready to write something up, I will. Thanks for everything.
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