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I was asking each manufacturer of sound deadener of how much I needed and most are saying 80-120 sqft for a '02 Dodge Stratus coupe but the guy at sound deadener showdown says strategically placing about 40 tiles (20 sqft or so) would have good results. Has anyone done the 25% coverage thing and did it have decent results? Im not looking for dead silence just a good chunk of vibration gone. I am on a buget <$150. I cant afford 100 ft of second skin. Would it be better to get a little bit of a good product or a lot of a lesser product, like fatmat?
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I did the 25% method on my trunk lid using Second Skin's Damplifier. I bought 20sq ft (10 sheets) and used about 3 sheets on the lid and rear deck area. It made a HUGE difference. You don't have to cover ever square inch, only the flat surfaces that continue resonating after you hit them.

So, I have 7 sheets left and I'll use some of those to do my front doors. I'm sure I'll have some left over so I might double up on the trunk lid just for giggles.

Start out with like 20 sq ft, if you need more buy more. I would highly recommend Second Skin too.
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