Vlog 4: Silver Linings

In this video I take advantage of the brief spell of milder weather to make a start on the campervan conversion, installing sound-deadening self-adhesive mats onto the side walls, to dampen down the “clangyness” of the walls.

You don’t need to cover the entire interior of the van with this stuff, it’s not “sound proofing” (ie not trying to keep all external sound out of the van), it’s simply deadening the “tinnyness” of the panels as they rattle. For that you just need maybe 2%0 – 25% of the panels covered. I’m not sure I actually reached that amount but even so, adding the mats did make a difference to the sound the panels make when you knock on them.

I did wonder if it was worth putting in at all because of course there’s going to be lots of insulation going onto the panels so presumably that will also deaden any boominess but another YouTuber, who’d had vans both with and without the sound mats underneath insulation, said it definitely made a difference.

Here are some links to the things I used:

Sound mats: http://amzn.to/2kcXREZ
WD40 degreaser: http://amzn.to/2BClScM

The Amazon links are “affiliate” links so if you buy (anything) through them I get a small commission but the product doesn’t cost you any more than if you went to Amazon directly.

Products and tools used in my van build (Amazon UK affiliate links)
Heater unit: https://amzn.to/2LuqQ0d
Fridge: https://amzn.to/2yOVlt9
Portable toilet: https://amzn.to/2s8oewO
Sink / hob: https://amzn.to/2INDF42
DeWalt jigsaw: http://amzn.to/2Ec7NaT
DeWalt drill: http://amzn.to/2E9Q6sD
DeWalt mitre saw: https://amzn.to/2s8tWiv

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