Eastwood Thermo-Coustic Sound Deadener Material

Eastwood Thermo-Coustic Sound Deadener Material

Product Review (submitted on June 29, 2010):

Insulating and fitting carpet in our 1968 Dodge Charger has been the order of business lately. We chose to go with Eastwood’s Thermo-Coustic Barrier as the insulation for the firewall and floor pans. As I’m sure is the case with many who enjoy restoring older vehicles we have limited funds with which we must make do. Consequently, when we read Eastwood’s product killed noise and heat as well as some of the higher priced products available we chose to use it.

We used a lesser amount of a similar product when restoring our 1968 Dodge Coronet. Simply covering the firewall made a marked improvement in the amount of heat and noise coming from the engine. In comparison, we are installing much more insulation as part of this project and doing so at a reasonable cost.

Eastwood’s product seemed a bit more difficult to install than the brand we used previously. With both products it was difficult keeping straight lines because of the dips and bends in the surfaces. One noticed difference is that the Eastwood product seems to have a sticker liner. The stickiness is both a plus and a minus. It’s good in that it adheres easily thus stays where it is put. Conversely, the stickier compound makes removing the peal off backing and clean up more difficult. It also has a tendency to stick to whatever implement is being used to cut it.

However, the low price charged for the 33.75 square feet of material more than offset any issues we have with the product. If it reduces noise and heat as much as it is touted to do, we will be happy campers.