I pretty much finished installing the Noico 80 mil car sound deadening mat in my Lotus Europa yesterday and it worked out really well. Unfortunately I’m about 5 sqft short so had to put another order in for a small package so I can cover the door interiors.

What an amazing difference it makes. You can tell how much quieter the car will be by just tapping on body panels. Rather than a ringing sound you now get a dull thud. Hopefully this will translate to a quieter mid-engine car in real life!

Out of interest for the MGB owners out there, I used about 60 sqft of the Noico 80 mil car sound deadening mat. Looking at the MGB GT I would guess that it might require a little more, the MGB roadster a little less.

Noico 80 mil car sound deadening mat in Lotus footwell
Noico 80 mil car sound deadening mat in Lotus footwell

Something to note here is that I used the Noico to cover the entire interior. This isn’t always necessary as even small amounts applied to panels will dampen the sound somewhat. I used it everywhere because it will hopefully also act as a good heat barrier. The Lotus Europa is both a hot and very loud car with the engine located directly behind your head.

Noico 80 mil car sound deadening mat Lotus Europa
Noico 80 mil car sound deadening mat Lotus Europa

A layer of Noico car heat and sound insulation is installed on top of the sound deadening mat and adds an additional level of sound absorption. For most of the interior I used the companies 150 mill material but went with the thicker 315 mill material for the firewall located a few inches behind my head.

For total cost of this project came in at approximately $340 CAN or about $240 US. This is substantially less than Dynamat would have cost.

Installed Noico insulation products
Installed Noico insulation products

 

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