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Old 05-07-2024, 08:54 AM   #1
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Hey everyone. Trying to make my '86 Marathon 2-stroke a little quieter, and I bought a bunch of this stuff I was planning to use to replace the original foam that's installed under the seat, and inside the engine compartment. I've since read that there are better options, but since I've already bought this stuff, is it a terrible idea to go ahead and install it?



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Old 05-07-2024, 09:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: Another sound dampening question

I would just be careful to make sure that it doesnít get exposed to anything that could ignite it..
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Old 05-07-2024, 09:21 AM   #3
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^ This would be my biggest concern with this material. That and it degrading as it gets wet and moldy if the engine area is not splash resistant.
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I put a heat gun almost right up against it and let it run for a few mins. It melted, but it didn't catch fire. My only concern would be under the seat, over top of the muffler. Hmm...
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I put a heat gun almost right up against it and let it run for a few mins. It melted, but it didn't catch fire. My only concern would be under the seat, over top of the muffler. Hmm...
There is a very big difference between a heat gun blowing hot air and direct contact too especially like you mentioned with the exhaust.

Are different mufflers not an option?
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Old 05-07-2024, 10:26 AM   #6
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I wouldn't put it on the area that's over the muffler, there should be a metal heat shield plate on the plywood seat there. Anywhere else might be ok, is there such a thing as fire proof insulation?
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There is a very big difference between a heat gun blowing hot air and direct contact too especially like you mentioned with the exhaust.

Are different mufflers not an option?
That's a great point. Not sure about a different muffler, she's pretty old and I could only find one replacement for it, which is identical to the one that's on it.
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I wouldn't put it on the area that's over the muffler, there should be a metal heat shield plate on the plywood seat there. Anywhere else might be ok, is there such a thing as fire proof insulation?
I wondering if something like this might be a better option, at least for the backside of the seat; https://www.amazon.com/Car-Sound-Dea...c1df98776&th=1
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That's a great point. Not sure about a different muffler, she's pretty old and I could only find one replacement for it, which is identical to the one that's on it.
Might not be a drop in option but if you have any fab abilities or tools could likely make something work I would imagine.
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Use what you have. It will be fine as long as it doesnít fall down on the motor or get soaking wet. It will deteriorate over time and fall apart depending on conditions it is used in. It will help. But, the automotive sound dampening pads is a better option. Not the thin foil peel and stick stuff. The 1/2Ē foam density with self adhesive backing is what you want. 👍. But, since you already have this. Go for it. Headliner adhesive will work to hold it under the seat.
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