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.

Products used in this vlog (affiliate links)
Sound mats: https://geni.us/Van_SIlentCoat
WD40 degreaser: https://geni.us/Van_WD40Degrease

Products and tools used in my van build (affiliate links)
Heater unit: https://geni.us/Van_PropexHS2000
Fridge: https://geni.us/Van_CoolFreezeCDF26
Portable toilet: https://geni.us/Van_Toilet
Sink / hob: https://geni.us/Van_SinkHob
Inverter: https://geni.us/Van_Inverter
Mains charger: https://geni.us/Van_MainsCharger
Solar charger: https://geni.us/Van_SolarMPPT
DeWalt jigsaw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltJigsaw
DeWalt drill: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltDrill
DeWalt mitre saw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltMitreSaw
DeWalt circular saw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltCircSaw

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