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Doors Plastic Sheeting

#1 Post by 216secoupeessex » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:28 pm

Hi all i am planning on upgrading my standard speakers in my coupe.
The doors still have the plastic sheeting between the door and card.

I am intending putting sound proof matting on the doors - should I remove the sheeting?

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#2 Post by crepello » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:22 pm

It would amount to discarding the moisture barrier. As 3-door door cards have a tendency to go soggy anyway, I wouldn't want to risk accelerating the process.

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#3 Post by 1234dist » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:07 pm

As above, just stick it back on with sealant.
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#4 Post by 216secoupeessex » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:54 pm

So take off the plastic sheet, apply the sound deadening, then sealant the plastic back on over the top of the sound deadening?

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#5 Post by 1234dist » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:19 pm

Yep
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#6 Post by alviseven » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:29 am

The sealant is special and took me a while to get but if you search on ebay for "sealant tape car body" you will get a few responses for the right stuff - it is like sticky plasticene which does not dry out except for about 30 years of use like the original will have done. You can chip the old stuff off the door with a chisel - comes off quite clean - and then apply the new sealant which comes in a long sausage and is applied in the dent on the door where the old stuff came from but sometimes a new route is needed if plastic has moved or is damaged. Nice to be able to do the job as per original and the sealant is not common but is not silicon etc. The sealant will last for a long time in a box in your garage too but be warned once I started using it I have ended up using metres of the it and had to buy some more!
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#7 Post by 216secoupeessex » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:09 am

Ok great many thanks

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#8 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:41 pm

I would have thought silicone would work just fine, easier to remove than the brittle OEM stuff.
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