Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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Re: Best way to soundproof engine compartment?
There are 2 kinds of marine engine compartment insulations. One is for gas, the other for desiel. I just redid my doghouse... it's not that hard. Good sturdy putty knife took off the old stuff. Sanded down the old glue spots with big grit paper. Use spray glue in a can MADE FOR FOAM. Found a can at my local hardware store. The new insulation (as mentioned) is pricey. Don't skimp if you can, you'll be glad you didn't. Cuts with a good heavy pair of scissors (might have to borrow your neighbor's jocko kid though) :-)
Spray glue is used in conjunction with a fastening system supplied with the foam. The glue by itself will not hold the weight long term.
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