So after posting here and taking some advice *thanks Jerry and others! * I decided to line my hardtop before the winter...first I gathered my supplies which consisted of spray adhesive, foil backed insulation (both purchased from JC Whitney) and finally speaker box carpet which I got 18 feet of for free at a local shop!
After gathering supplies me and a buddy cut the instulation to size in two pieces and adhered it insulation side out to the hardtop, the instructions said to always have the foil side facing the source of noise or heat...I figured even though the inside was the source of heat, the outside was the source of noise and that was most important to me
Next step was to cut the carpet to length. I did that, sprayed both the carpet and the liner and adhered them together
Once in place, I then took a razor box cutter and cut the edges clean, and finally the finished product
I've yet to put the top on for the season, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how much it helps! Thanks again to all who gave me advice!
did you do this for noise or to keep heat in? and what was your total cost?
Well a little bit of both actually. My total cost when it was all said and done wasn't much over $50.00. I think the spray adhesive and insulation was about $45.00 and I ended up having to go buy another can of spray adhesive...and this time I bought a cheaper brand under $5.00...but I did luck out and get the carpet for free.
I wounder how well its going to stay up there. We have some 80 and 90 degree days here in the middle of winter. Looks good and clean, my only concern would be the adhesive letting go. I have thought about a liner similar to that on the HT and a spray in liner on the tub. Let us know how it holds up and how well it works for sound and insulation.
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Looks nice I have been thinking of putting that insulation on the entire tub of my jeep to see if it helps for the road noise and with the winters here. How hard was that insulation to work with?
Thanks. The insulation wasn't hard at all to work with. Just make sure that you have another person to help you lay it down once you spray it with adhesive otherwise it sticks to itself and other stuff around it and starts pulling the threads of the insulation out