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GSport's New Damping Material

Grant Peterson Jun 17, 2005 0 Comment(s)

The time has come; Nothing can stay the same forever. The same old interior dampening material's throne has been challenged. GSport's GMUFF Titan-Lite is extremely lightweight, effective, and ultra-thin, quite unlike its predecessor. It provides twice the dampening capability, and is 40 percent lighter than any of their competitor's asphaltic product. Its aggressive adhesive withstands temperatures in excess of 250 degrees, and it stretches up to 40 percent for 100-percent bonding to irregular surfaces. It can be used on doors, floorpans, roof panels, deck lids, and sheetmetal panels that are prone to flexing. It's ideal for muscle cars, street rods, trucks, boats, and aircraft. It also provides great protection for drag car wheeltubs, without adding excessive weight. Featuring a simple peel and stick design, Titan-Lite resists water, fuel, and most solvents, and has no harsh odors.

To install, once you have the interior out and you clean all the surfaces the GMUFF is going on, get acquainted with your GMUFF as much as possible before you start. Make sure you have a heat gun, scissors, a marker, and a utility knife. Once you have the adhesive backing off, the GMUFF is ready to go--and I mean ready; it'll stick to any and everything. Fire up the heat gun and it'll form to all the nooks and crannies. If you need to, it helps to put small pieces together in some tight areas because it is so sticky and it might be hard to get it to lay right. Try to get at least 50 percent of the interior sheetmetal covered. If you can, try 50-100 percent to maximize the Titan-Lite's effects.

In the areas that you can't get the GMUFF Titan-Lite in, there is GMUFF G-Spray. It is a unique vibration-dampening compound specifically engineered in spray form for hard to reach locations and extremely irregular shapes. G-Spray provides twice the dampening characteristics of other asphalt material. G-Spray also contains a corrosion inhibitor, and improves car audio performance by reducing ambient noise levels.

Grab some GMUFF products and check them out for yourselves. After a day in the garage you'll have much more peace and quiet in your ride so you can enjoy the sounds that you want to hear like a conversation with out shouting.

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To boldly go where no man has gone before: under the carpet of this '79 Chevy truck. The seat, seatbelts, carpet, and insulation needs to come out.

Wow, the floors wound up being in better shape than a lot of cars' exteriors. Still, they got scrubbed with Simple Green to get rid of any dirt and grime.

Here is our line of GMUFF products, the Titan-lite material and the G-Spray. The Titan-lite comes in rolls of 12x54 inches. It took about eight rolls for the truck cab and two cans of G-Spray.

Before we got too carried away, I marked the sill plate and package tray holes for reference so I can open them up after the Titan-Lite is installed. The seatbelt and seat mounting holes are big enough you can easily find them to cut out.

Starting at the back of the cab seemed like a good place to start; It had a nice straight reference to go off of. Remember to plan your attack if you use a whole sheet at once, because once it's stuck, it's stuck.

When trimming smaller pieces to fit, I used a marker to reference their position so I could fit it in the desired place after trimming.

If you get air bubbles you can make a small cut with a utility knife to get rid of them.

It's looking fine now that all the Titan-Lite is in. What's worth doing is worth over doing, right? With probably 90 percent coverage we called in the G-Spray. My obsessive-compulsive disorder started kickin' in, and I made the truck's owner and Publisher Tim Foss, spray the cab corners and all the seams on the floor as well.

Here we can see it coming together. I tried to do as many big pieces first and then go in and fill in the gaps with smaller ones. The heat gun is the key to things looking and fitting well. With the heat gun, the Titan-Lite will stretch and move quite a bit. Be patient with it and it'll work out.

Everything is coming together now. It looks almost like we knew what we were doing. The back of the cab was done up to just under the seat covers.

Tim's getting as much of the inner door as possible with the G-Spray--the more the merrier. Remember to roll up the windows.

Badda Bing! Just tapping on the sheetmetal you can tell a difference in the damping qualities. Stay tuned for new carpet, new seat, and the rest of the interior.

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