Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation

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sailkane
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Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation

Postby sailkane » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:21 am

My Insulation has dissolved into dust...anyone replace this yet? Any hints and suggestions? Where did you buy it and how much?
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Re: Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation

Postby James Power » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 am

Hey Sailkane,

The original sound insulation we used at the factory was Soundown. I have replaced the insulation on a few boats and it is a bit time consuming, but looks great when done.

A few tips:
1 remove and use the originals as a patterns if possible
2 a vacuum helps remove dust and acetone with a proper mask and gloves help with the residue
3 wrap all the cut edges with aluminum tape. The manufacturer says that the degradation is from ozone absorption
4 contact spray for foam from home depot will secure the new insulation in place
5 any insulation hung upside down will benefit from a few stainless steel fasteners installed with large fender washers for extra support

Hope this helps
James

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Re: Generator Area Silver Sound Insulation

Postby Spoff4 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 pm

We replaced ours a year or so ago. We bought the foam panels and installation kit from either Defender or Jamestown distributors. In addition to what James states, we also installed the aluminum tabs/spikes on the horizontal panels as well as the overhead. Make sure all of the old contact cement is cleaned from where the spikes are epoxied. Use a razor to cut the panels as they have a tough rubberized core sandwiched between the foam.
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