How to Measure Vehicle Square Footage for Sound Assassin Installation

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How to Measure Vehicle Square Footage for Sound Assassin Installation

How to Measure Vehicle Square Footage for Sound Assassin Installation

Ensuring a peaceful and noise-free driving experience is the goal of every vehicle owner. Sound Assassin sound damping material provides the solution to reduce road noise and vibrations, but knowing how much you need is crucial for a successful installation. In this guide, we will walk you through measuring the square footage of various areas in your vehicle to help you determine the amount of Sound Assassin you need for a quieter ride.

1. Interior Floor

The first step to soundproofing your vehicle is measuring the interior floor. Start by clearing out the space to get an accurate measurement. Use a measuring tape to measure the length and width of the interior floor, reaching from the back of the pedals to the rear of the vehicle for length, and from one side to the other for width.

Once you have these measurements in inches, multiply the length by the width to get the total square inches. To convert this to square feet, divide the total square inches by 144 (1 square foot = 144 square inches).

2. Trunk & Lid

Now let's move on to the trunk. Measure the inside of the trunk, including the bottom and the inside of the trunk lid. Take measurements in inches for length and width. Multiply these two measurements to get the total square inches and then convert to square feet as we did for the interior floor.

3. Doors

Soundproofing the doors is a crucial step in creating a quieter driving experience. However, it's important to note that door panels can be complex, and removing them is not always straightforward. Many panels are secured with numerous clips that can be delicate and prone to breaking. Therefore, exercise caution when attempting to remove the panels to avoid damaging any clips.

Additionally, it's important to understand that you cannot apply Sound Assassin to the entire interior of the door in most cases. Doors have various moving parts, mechanisms, and gaps that need to remain functional. Applying soundproofing material to these areas can hinder the operation of the door. Therefore, focus on treating the visible interior areas and avoid obstructing any moving parts.

When soundproofing the doors, you'll need to measure each door individually, considering the constraints posed by moving mechanisms and gaps. Start by measuring the length and width of the accessible areas within the door where you can apply soundproofing material. Avoid obstructing any moving parts or crucial gaps in the door structure.

After measuring the accessible areas, convert these measurements to square feet as demonstrated in the previous examples. By focusing on treating these specific areas while being mindful of the door's intricate structure, you can effectively reduce noise transmission without interfering with the door's functionality.

4. Roof

Lastly, measure the interior surface of the roof. Measure the length and width of the roof's interior in inches and then convert these measurements to square feet.

After obtaining the square footage for each area, sum them up to determine the total amount of Sound Assassin material needed. It's recommended to add a little extra to account for any errors or areas you might have missed.

Final Thoughts

Congratulations! You've successfully measured the square footage for your vehicle, helping you determine the right amount of Sound Assassin material you need. Installing Sound Assassin will significantly reduce road noise and vibrations, resulting in a quieter and more enjoyable drive. Make sure to follow the installation instructions provided with your Sound Assassin material to maximize its effectiveness.

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