Turn Down the Volume: The Best Sound Deadening Materials for Car Enthusiasts

Turn Down the Volume: The Best Sound Deadening Materials for Car Enthusiasts

Turn Down the Volume: The Best Sound Deadening Materials for Car Enthusiasts

As a car enthusiast, you understand the thrill of the open road and the joy of a powerful engine. But with that power often comes an unwelcome guest: noise. Whether it’s the roar of the engine, the hum of the tires, or the wind rushing past, unwanted noise can ruin an otherwise perfect driving experience. Imagine turning down the volume on all that noise, leaving you with a quiet, serene cabin where you can truly enjoy your ride. At SoundSkins, we offer the best sound deadening materials to help you achieve that peaceful drive. In this blog, we'll explore the impact of noise, the best materials for soundproofing, and how SoundSkins can transform your driving experience.

The Impact of Noise on Your Driving Experience

Noise can have a significant impact on your driving experience, from causing stress and fatigue to diminishing the enjoyment of your favorite tunes. Let’s delve into why reducing noise is essential for car enthusiasts.

Why Noise Reduction Matters

Driving should be a pleasurable experience, free from the constant bombardment of unwanted noise.

Reduce Stress and Fatigue: Continuous exposure to loud noise can lead to increased stress levels and fatigue, making long drives uncomfortable and tiring. Reducing noise helps create a more relaxing and enjoyable driving environment.

Enhance Focus and Safety: A quieter cabin allows for better focus on the road, improving overall driving safety. It also reduces the distraction caused by external noises, allowing you to react more quickly to potential hazards.

Common Sources of Car Noise

Identifying the main sources of noise in your car is the first step toward effective soundproofing.

Engine and Exhaust Noise: The powerful engine that you love for its performance can also be a significant source of noise. Additionally, the exhaust system can contribute to the overall sound level inside your car.

Road and Tire Noise: The interaction between your tires and the road surface generates a considerable amount of noise, especially at high speeds or on rough surfaces.

Wind Noise: As you drive faster, wind noise becomes more pronounced, seeping into the cabin through gaps in windows and doors.

Exploring the Best Sound Deadening Materials

When it comes to soundproofing your car, choosing the right materials is crucial. SoundSkins offers some of the best sound deadening products on the market, designed to meet the needs of car enthusiasts who demand both quality and performance.

SoundSkins Pro: Premium Performance

SoundSkins Pro is the flagship product that delivers exceptional noise reduction and thermal insulation, making it a favorite among car enthusiasts.

Multi-Layer Construction: SoundSkins Pro features a unique multi-layer design that combines high-density foam, butyl rubber, and an aluminum top layer. This construction provides superior sound absorption, vibration damping, and thermal insulation.

Easy Installation: With its peel-and-stick adhesive backing, SoundSkins Pro is easy to install, allowing you to soundproof your car quickly and efficiently. The material is also flexible, making it easy to apply to various surfaces, including doors, floors, and roofs.

Durability: SoundSkins Pro is built to last. Its robust construction ensures long-term performance, even in extreme temperatures and conditions. Once installed, you can count on SoundSkins Pro to keep your car quiet for years to come.

SoundSkins Lite: Affordable Efficiency

For those looking for a cost-effective solution without compromising on quality, SoundSkins Lite offers excellent performance at an affordable price.

Lightweight Design: SoundSkins Lite is a thinner, lighter version of SoundSkins Pro, making it ideal for areas where a full-thickness product isn't necessary. Despite its lighter design, it still provides effective noise reduction and vibration damping.

Versatility: This product is perfect for use in various parts of your vehicle, including doors, trunks, and ceilings. Its flexibility allows for easy installation, even in hard-to-reach areas.

Cost-Effective: SoundSkins Lite offers great value for money, delivering impressive sound deadening performance without breaking the bank. It’s an excellent choice for car enthusiasts looking to improve their driving experience on a budget.

Professional Installation Services for SoundSkins Products

For those who prefer a hassle-free experience, professional installation services ensure that your SoundSkins products are applied correctly and effectively.

Benefits of Professional Installation

Opting for professional installation services for SoundSkins products offers several advantages that ensure the best results.

Expert Precision: SoundSkins authorized installers have the experience and tools needed to apply sound deadening materials with precision, ensuring full coverage and optimal performance. Their expertise minimizes the risk of errors and ensures a perfect fit.

Time-Saving Convenience: Professional installation saves you time and effort. Instead of spending hours trying to install the materials yourself, you can leave it to the experts and enjoy the benefits of a quieter vehicle sooner.

Guaranteed Results: Many professional installation services offer warranties on their work, giving you peace of mind that the job will be done right. If any issues arise, they will be addressed promptly and efficiently.

Finding a Trusted Installer for SoundSkins Products

Choosing the right professional installer is crucial for maximizing the benefits of your SoundSkins products.

Authorized Installers: Look for authorized SoundSkins installers who are trained and certified to work with SoundSkins products. These professionals have the knowledge and experience to ensure the best results.

Customer Reviews and Recommendations: Check online reviews and ask for recommendations from other car enthusiasts. A trusted installer with positive feedback from previous customers is likely to provide high-quality service.

Consultation and Estimates: Many professional installers offer consultations and free estimates. Take advantage of these services to discuss your needs, get a clear understanding of the process, and ensure there are no hidden costs.

Benefits of Using SoundSkins Products

SoundSkins products are designed to provide superior sound deadening performance while being easy to install and cost-effective. Let's explore the key benefits of choosing SoundSkins for your sound deadening needs.

Enhanced Driving Comfort

One of the most significant benefits of using SoundSkins products is the enhanced comfort they bring to your driving experience.

Reduced Noise Levels: SoundSkins materials effectively block and absorb noise, creating a quieter cabin environment. This reduction in noise can make long drives more comfortable and less fatiguing.

Thermal Insulation: Many SoundSkins products also provide thermal insulation, helping to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your vehicle. This can be particularly beneficial in extreme weather conditions, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling.

Improved Audio Quality

Another major advantage of SoundSkins products is the improvement in your car's audio quality.

Minimized Vibrations: SoundSkins materials help to dampen vibrations that can interfere with your audio system. This ensures that you hear your music clearly, without the distortion caused by rattling panels or vibrating components.

Enhanced Sound Clarity: By reducing background noise and vibrations, SoundSkins products allow your car's audio system to perform at its best. You'll be able to enjoy your favorite tunes with greater clarity and detail, making your driving experience more enjoyable.

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Sound Deadening

To get the most out of your SoundSkins products, it’s important to know how to optimize their performance and ensure long-lasting results. Here are some tips and tricks to maximize the effectiveness of your sound deadening efforts.

Strategic Application Areas

Targeting the right areas in your vehicle can significantly enhance the impact of sound deadening materials.

Doors and Floors: These are the primary entry points for road noise. Applying SoundSkins products on doors and floors can greatly reduce the amount of noise entering the cabin.

Roof and Trunk: The roof and trunk are often overlooked but are critical areas for sound insulation. Treating these areas can further minimize noise and improve the overall acoustic environment inside your vehicle.

Wheel Wells and Firewall: Noise from the wheels and engine can penetrate through the wheel wells and firewall. Sound deadening these areas can help block engine noise and road debris sounds.

Combining Sound Deadening with Other Enhancements

For car enthusiasts looking to achieve the ultimate in-car audio experience, combining sound deadening with other enhancements can deliver superior results.

Upgraded Car Audio Systems: Pairing SoundSkins products with high-quality speakers and amplifiers can significantly improve sound clarity and richness. The reduced noise floor allows your audio system to perform at its best.

Insulating Window Films: Adding insulating films to your windows can further reduce noise and improve thermal insulation. This combination creates a quieter and more comfortable driving environment.


Investing in the best sound deadening materials can significantly enhance your driving experience. SoundSkins offers top-quality products that deliver excellent noise reduction and thermal insulation, ensuring a quieter and more comfortable ride. Whether you choose SoundSkins Pro for premium performance or SoundSkins Lite for affordable efficiency, you can trust SoundSkins to provide the solutions you need. Discover the benefits of SoundSkins products today and turn down the volume on unwanted noise in your vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are the main benefits of using SoundSkins sound deadening products?

Answer: SoundSkins products provide significant noise reduction, enhance audio quality, and offer thermal insulation. They help create a quieter, more comfortable driving environment and protect your vehicle's interior.

  1. How easy is it to install SoundSkins products?

Answer: SoundSkins products are designed for easy installation, featuring a peel-and-stick adhesive backing. With the right tools and techniques, most users can install these products themselves without professional help. However, professional installation is also available for those who prefer it.

  1. Can SoundSkins products be used in any type of vehicle?

Answer: Yes, SoundSkins products are versatile and can be used in a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, RVs, and more. They are suitable for various applications, from doors and floors to roofs and wheel wells.

  1. How do I choose the right SoundSkins product for my needs?

Answer: Assess your noise issues and budget to determine the best product. SoundSkins offers a range of options, from the high-performance SoundSkins Pro to the more economical SoundSkins Lite. Our customer service team can help you select the right product based on your specific needs.

  1. How long do SoundSkins products last?

Answer: SoundSkins products are made from high-quality materials designed to last. With proper installation and maintenance, they can provide effective sound deadening for many years. Regular inspections and care will ensure their longevity and performance.


Step 1

To install the material you need be working on the metal surface of the car, remove upholstery. If you have never done this, we suggest searching it up on YouTube. Once the upholstery is removed, make sure there is no debris, waxy oils or rust by cleaning the surface with denatured alcohol.

Step 2

Once surface is clean and ready to go, cut the sound deadening material to the right size so it fits desired area. For small surfaces, we recommend that you measure the dimensions and then cut to fit.

Step 3

With the surface area clean and pieces cut to desired dimensions, peel off the paper and apply material to surface area starting from the top to bottom using the car door holes to help with alignment. We recommend using a hand roller to ensure that there are no air pockets and ensure the adhesiveness.

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Sound Deadener Install FAQ: Tips & Tricks

What tools will I need to for a sound deadening project?  
  • Rag & Denatured Alcohol: Apply the alcohol to the rag and use to clean the metal surface areas you will be applying the material to.
  • Gloves: Our product is pretty safe to install without gloves but if you have never installed a sound deadener mat, we recommend using gloves.
  • Hand roller: We highly recommend using a small roller to reach the tighter surface areas of your vehicle. You can find these on Amazon or most online retail shops. There are wooden, rubber and metal rollers, we recommend wooden or rubber, try and stay away from metal as they can tear the material.
  • Utility Knife: The utility blade is to cut the material. Make sure to cut the material on top of a pice of cardboard so that your blade stays sharper longer, if it's a big job, have some extra blades around.
How do you apply sound deadener material? 

We sell our roll on sound deadener product in 2 different formats: custom cut to fit pro kits and an easy to work with rolled up large sheet. If you can measure, cut, peel and stick you can install sound deadener! You can use your hand to apply pressure when positioning the material and then use a roller to make sure it sticks down to metal surface.

After you cut the material and are ready to stick it on, some customers find it easier to peel off a small portion of the release liner and then apply it to metal surface, and then work their way across the sheet, peeling off a small section at a time.

Make sure to always remove the air bubbles with the roller. The second most important thing when it comes to quality of sound deadener is the quality of adhesion to the surface area. You want the material to be stuck down properly to ensure it stays in place.

Where do you apply the sound deadening material?  

The great thing about our sound deadening material is that it can be applied to all types of metal surfaces. All SoundSkins sheets use extremely strong adhesive and they can even be mounted on fiberglass, plastic and even wooden surfaces, but it's not very common to apply to these surfaces since they don't vibrate as much. By covering all metal surfaces such as your doors, roof, trunk and floor you can make a significant difference to unwanted road noise.

Your top priority when applying a car sound deadener is to cover the doors, floor and trunk. If you have extra material then proceed to other metal surfaces you wish to cover for extra sound insulation.

How much surface area should I cover?  

To properly deaden the metal surfaces, we recommend to at least do 25% coverage with our SoundSkins material, this will make a difference in unwanted road noise, but to have a huge impact we recommend covering up 60% of metal surfaces. If you want to get the most used from your sheet, one effective strategy is the CHECKER BOARD APPROACH, using this technique you cut the SoundSkins sheet into small pieces and apply them to the metal surface in a checkered pattern.

It is very common for our customers to do close to 100& coverage to any metal surface because not only are they looking to reduce road noise, they also want to insulate their car from heat or they like the way the material looks on the car's bare metal surface.

How do I make sure the sound deadener sticks well?

SoundSkins products are made with a very strong adhesive and create a extremely strong bond with the metal, it's really hard to NOT make it stick. To ensure the best possible bond, we highly recommend cleaning the metal surface before applying our material and then using a hand roller to firmly attach the SoundSkins deadening mats.

Great adhesion with no air bubbles is the absolute key if you want to get the best performance. Remember that any air pocket with poor adhesion means you will not get the full benefit of the deadener.

How to install car sound deadener: Recap
  1. Remove upholstery and carpet from your vehicle. Proceed to vacuum to get rid of debris and dirt. Clean all greasy spots with denatured alcohol, other solvents or degreasers will leave behind a film that prevents a solid contact surface. Allow metal surface to try.
  2. Cut the SoundSkins sheet to desired size and cut using a sharp utility knife. Use gloves to avoid any cuts.
  3. Peel off the wax paper from the back of material and apply to surface, this can be done by small sections at a time. Use roller to create a strong bond between material and metal surface and to get rid of any air bubbles.

If you have any questions, make to reach out to use and we'll be happy to help.