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Product Review: Liqui-damp by GTMat I like the idea of not having to cut out pieces of material to get around every component of a door panel so I was

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Product Review: Liqui-damp by GTMat
I like the idea of not having to cut out pieces of material to get around every component of a door panel so I was excited to be the “guinea pig” to test this product out

Observations:
The first thing I have to say I am very pleased with was the contents of the box. It had everything I needed to do this project.

Contents included:
Liqui-damp
Rubber gloves
Paint Brush
They also included a nice little tape measure and let’s be honest, everyone can use one of those.



After removing the door panel, application of the product is as simple as painting a wall in your home. The product goes on easy and if you happen to be somewhat of a pig where it drips onto your kick panel(speaking from experience) it wipes off easily. If it started drying, don’t panic! A little quick detailer spray and some elbow grease will take it right off. At first i was worried about where to apply the product (Do i go around the bolts or over them, do I cover everything that the door panel shell covers for just the silver metal area) as I got more comfortable using it, it was like Frank's Red Hot Sauce...I put that $hit on everything!

Before:


I did this project when it was about 50 degrees out (not warm but not freezing – also not ideal painting weather)

Tips:
The product does have some issues adhering to cold surfaces if applied too heavily. Start with a thin base coat and make sure it is COMPLETLEY dry. Then apply a second coat (you can go a little heavier on this one).
Dry times seem a bit lengthy in the cold. I grabbed my heat gun and put it on from a distance to get some warm air on the door. It definitely helped with the drying time (took about around an hour and a half to fully dry). The lighter color grey is the dry color and the darker gray is wet so it is visually easy to see when it’s dry. I would also recommend giving it a poke of the finger when it looks dry to make sure there are no wet spots underneath in areas that may have been applied thicker.

1st coat:


Drying:


Second Coat:


Heat Gun helping to dry faster:


Almost dry!



Please note: keep your beer away from the heat gun as warm beer does not taste good!


I only had time to do 1 door panel over the weekend so it’s still difficult to say how well it’s working. What I can say is that there is a noticeable difference in the door panel that I did. Specifically that I no longer hear vibrations coming from that door panel when I turn up my music which I am pleased with.
I have enough product left over to do the other door panel and the trunk and will probably still have more left as the quantity of the product is more than sufficient.

Amount of product used:


Finished:


Note the pieces that peeled off and are on the floor are from areas where I applied too heavy on the first coat which is how I learned to use a light 1st coat lol
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Nice write-up, but Photobucket claims that all your pisc have moved or been deleted.
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Nice write-up, but Photobucket claims that all your pisc have moved or been deleted.
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Fixed photos! Thanks for letting me know!
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This looks like an awesome product. Definitely better than cutting up mats and sticking them on. Can't wait to see you thoughts after you've done more of the car.
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Thank you for the awesome review and pictures NickD! Can I bug you to maybe do a video of each door panel since one isn't covered?


For all interested, this product is our standard Liqui-Damp product but we also offer a thicker version called Liqui-Damp X. NickD, I'd be happy to send you a free 6oz sample for more testing.
For anyone else wanting a sample, give me a call: 1-855-GTSOUND and request Liqui-Damp X.
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Thank you for the awesome review and pictures NickD! Can I bug you to maybe do a video of each door panel since one isn't covered?


For all interested, this product is our standard Liqui-Damp product but we also offer a thicker version called Liqui-Damp X. NickD, I'd be happy to send you a free 6oz sample for more testing.
For anyone else wanting a sample, give me a call: 1-855-GTSOUND and request Liqui-Damp X.
You're very welcome!

Sure! If you want to send me a sample of the thicker one I'll try it on the other door panel for comparison.

I'll do the video of a door with no liqui-damp, one with liqui-damp and one with liqui-damp X if you'd like
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You're very welcome!

Sure! If you want to send me a sample of the thicker one I'll try it on the other door panel for comparison.

I'll do the video of a door with no liqui-damp, one with liqui-damp and one with liqui-damp X if you'd like
I don't think our 6oz sample size will be enough for a door but you can attempt it. Also, Liqui-Damp X cannot be applied over Liqui-Damp. Give me a call and I'll get you put on the list.

I'll take any videos you will make!
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I don't think our 6oz sample size will be enough for a door but you can attempt it. Also, Liqui-Damp X cannot be applied over Liqui-Damp. Give me a call and I'll get you put on the list.

I'll take any videos you will make!
No problem. I was going to do a video of the 1 door I have now with no liqui-damp and then reuse that door for the Liqui-Damp X lol I'll call you in a few minutes to work out the detail though.
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No problem. I was going to do a video of the 1 door I have now with no liqui-damp and then reuse that door for the Liqui-Damp X lol I'll call you in a few minutes to work out the detail though.
That will work. I was able to dig up your address and got you set up to get that sample. Should be going out tomorrow.
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Nick, do you mind if we post your pictures on our Facebook page? Or maybe you can do it?
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Not at all. I can do it later today if you want of you guys can feel free to use them.
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Not at all. I can do it later today if you want of you guys can feel free to use them.
I'll go ahead and post them for you. I need some new content.
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How do you think this product compares to the stick-on sheets for sound/vibration deadening?
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How do you think this product compares to the stick-on sheets for sound/vibration deadening?
I think it's easier to work with. You can get into all those "hard to reach" places and if you suck with a scissors like I do this is the way to go.

The best part for me is if i decide to get crazy like i did with my last car and do fiberglass speaker enclosures I can put this on top of it, sand it down and paint it which i cant do with the sheets. Optionally you can put the sheets down first then use the liqui-damp over the sheets then sand and paint That should give you plenty of dampening. if not use less speakers
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P.S. just got my sample of liqui-damp X today so as long as the weather is friendly this weekend i'm ripping off the other door panel for testing!
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