[Mini] Seasons greetings and a question... on retrofit of soundproofing......

belvenfish at yahoo.co.uk belvenfish at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 25 11:09:33 MST 2012

Dear All,

Happy Christmas!

As to the goo for the tyres, I'd give that a
miss, although I have to say I have considered it as well. The problem is that
you need new tyres at some point and then you have the **** stuck to the rims
and have to remove all of it to get a nice fit for the new tyres. SO, bite the
Bullas, take the tyres off, lean and respray the insides and Bob.
As to
soundproofing, the drum effects is correct, but if you are still on a budget
my friend, a thick layer of underseal on the INSIDE will stop drumming as
well. The lagging stuff won't stick properly, so forget that. A thick foam for
the bonnet is fine.

Dr. Gernot Vonhoegen
Translator   Scientific / Technical
Belven 55 
4730 Raeren 
0032/87/33 97 35

 From: Dr John C Bullas
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Sent: Tuesday, 25 December 2012, 7:48
[Mini] Seasons greetings and a question... on retrofit of soundproofing......
Hello !

Merry Christmas to all you Mini Owners out there, thanks for keeping
dialogues flowing and aHo Ho  Hoing in this most festive of Seasons
your minilist owner / list cofounder

I have a question or two regarding (i)
retrofit sound-proofing (ii)
alloy airtightness

(i) retrofit sound proofing
#9 has ZERO soundproofing and I am wanting to indoctrinate Ella (5yrs
into Mini ownership so to avoid a 1850's Industrial revolution
level of
paediatric hearing loss, #9 needs some soundproofing, I have
a rather nice
acreage of woven domestic carpet to fit BUT

Q1 what can I put under the
carpet to act as sound deadening that
won't act as a wick for water and rot
the floor out

Q2 what can I fit inside the passenger compartment and
reasonably in
the engine bay to attenuate the noise, I was thinking of
like the laaging on a domestic hot water tank, anyone any ideas

alloys are sound apart from the rims having an issue and they leak
a bit,
removal of the tyres will cost me #5 a time plus the later
refit and balance

Q3 has anyone used any mountain bike tyre sealant goo/liquid or the
like to seal leaky rims and how did you distribute it????

I am in the UK for
branding purposes

Remember in this time of good cheers... don't EVER drink
and drive!
Pip Pip

Dr B / Fatbloke


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