post #1 of Old 01-26-2006, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have pics or ideas of insulating a hardtop for noise and temperature control? Thought about just putting some thin indoor outdoor carpet up there but just curious about some better options. Also considered the spray in sound deadener that would also help insulate but would like some feed back on that also.

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post #2 of Old 01-26-2006, 11:26 AM
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Anyone have pics or ideas of insulating a hardtop for noise and temperature control? Thought about just putting some thin indoor outdoor carpet up there but just curious about some better options. Also considered the spray in sound deadener that would also help insulate but would like some feed back on that also.
If you really want sound deadening, you could line the roof with Dynomat (expensive in stores, dirt cheap on ebay) and then cover it with carpet. Then it would look nice, be insulating and sound deadening. And then after you do it you have to do a step by step write up and email me all the details so I can do it to my girlfriends TJ.
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you could also go to california tops , deal with potentially bi-polar customer service, and get a thinsulate liner.... or... ask said potentially bi-polar company owner for some hi-res pics and build it yourself.

I used about 3 yards of 400g thinsulate.

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There was a guy on Ebay selling something for that a while back. Pretty good idea actually. Take a thick piece of felt, measure the width of your rollbars and the length from your windshield to the rear, cut the felt so it is a little wider and sandwich it in between. If you go with sound deadener/insulator Dynamat makes a good spray,....but it is pricey. You could go really trick and upholster the inner side of the hard top.

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i carpted my old yj hard top but when the sun hit it for the whole daythe spray adhevisive loosend up and fell off

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I bet that was fun to clean up! What adhesive did you use? I only use 3M because I have seen results like that in cars with other stuff.

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post #7 of Old 01-26-2006, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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I bought the liner from California Tops and it did not work very well, definetly not worth the money. I live in Arizona and when it got hot inside the adhesive velcro that held the liner in place fell down. The only thing the liner did was help with some of the heat transfer from the top, not much for sound reduction. Just a big side note. I WILL NEVER BUY FROM CALIFORNIA TOPS AGAIN. They would not respond to any of my emails or phone calls when I wanted to return a defective part. I finally had the credit card company I used deal with them and got a full credit but what a pain in the a$$.
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If you've ever read one of his replies RE - Defective Anything Return, he did you a favor. Unless you like getting emails filled with obscenities ...........

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