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

Brett Nicholson brett at nicho.id.au
Thu Dec 27 15:43:31 MST 2012

A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all out there in
Mini-List land.

For sound deadening I would highly recommend Dynamat.  It's not cheap, but
it shut up the cabin noise in my 74 Beetle a lot better than the factory
fitted cardboard stuff.  I don't really know if it will absorb water though.

As for the alloy wheels issue, I have the same problem with my Moke on the
left rear rim.  I've had the tyre removed, cleaned up the mating surface on
the rim and had it refitted several times.  It's no better, so my tyre guy
suggests the alloy may be porous.  For now I just pump up that tyre every
time I use the Moke.  Fortunately I have collected a second set of the same
rims, so I will just change it out at some point.


On Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Dr John C Bullas <john.bullas at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello !
> Merry Christmas to all you Mini Owners out there, thanks for keeping the
> dialogues flowing and aHo Ho  Hoing in this most festive of Seasons
> from 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
> old) 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 something
> like the laaging on a domestic hot water tank, anyone any ideas
> The 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 so...
> 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!
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pwHoOJazEMQ
> Pip Pip
> Dr B / Fatbloke
> Southampton
> UK
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Brett Nicholson (bnicho)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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