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Old 12-12-2007, 07:17 PM   #11
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Based on your suggestion I contacted Second Skin and asked for a 4" sample as I still have Dynamat left over from my project. I asked for the most comprable product to Dynamat Extreme. He was nice enough to ship me a rather large sample, about 16" x 32" and shipped it right away. It's been sitting on my workbench waiting to get opened since then.

I just opened it and the only perceptable difference is it doesn't have the Dynamat logo on the back of the Aluminum. It's just as thick, looks similar in every way. Considering the price and the one-on-one service (I seriously doubt any Dynamat distributer would send a sample, in fact a few local to me would barely give me a price because they didn't want to bother.) I'm definitly going with Second Skin next project.

Thanks for the tip!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:48 PM   #12
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Jage , glad that you were able to contact Anthony at Second Skin . This product resembles Dynamat but seems to have a much higher thermal resistance as well greater Adhesive properties .I just ordered a 80 square foot shop pack today as my Van is ready for pick up next week , then the trick stuff can be installed . after 5 months of this insanity and less than stellar service I must say that I was ready to cancel . So now the dream begins anew . Greggde
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:31 PM   #13
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Re: Second Skin

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after 5 months of this insanity and less than stellar service I must say that I was ready to cancel
Just for clarification are those comments about SMB or Second Skin?
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:35 PM   #14
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:39 PM   #15
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Hehe, you should have bought used- all the problems and none of the support!
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:20 PM   #16
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So who has experience with Second Skin ?

...and what are the experiences?

Do I remeber reading that Second Skin might have better thermal properties than Dynamat?

Does Second Skin have adhesive as good as Dynamat?

...yep,... we are a few weeks away from 4x4 working being done, and shortly after that the rest of the work should start in TX....

With Second Skins cheaper pricetag, where should we think about installing it?

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Old 12-20-2007, 09:39 PM   #17
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The sample I got seemed exactly the same, maybe some slight difference in aluminum. The guy at Second Skin also said they are making the product thicker. I haven't installed any but it looks totally comprable to Dynamat.

There is also a second skin discussion forum which might be a bit biased but you should be able to find some more experienced users.

Good luck!
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:27 PM   #18
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I used second skin, and am relatively happy with it, but can't really compare to Dynamat since I never used it. I went with Second Skin over Dynamat for two reasons:

1. Price.
2. Some hack on the internet did "adhesive testing" by taking a sample of each and putting them on a metal sheet or something in an oven and comparing the tackiness; I think they link's somewhere on this website. Anyway, the Second Skin allegedly was the best, so I went with that as I put it not only in the Doghouse, but above and along the sides of the engine compartment (when you take the doghouse off), and I know that area gets frickin' hot.
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It looks like second skin may have changed to a new website....

www.secondskinaudio.com

Do we have any reviews on this now that some folks may have used it?

We are at a stage where there is no carpet in our SMB cab, and we are wanting to use a product like this or DynaMat on the entire cab floor up into the footwells, as well as both cab doors. We would also use the same on the side and rear doors and are also looking at covering the rear wheel wells.

What other areas do we need to be looking at?

Are there better products for sound and thermal insulation?
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:42 AM   #20
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I would do everything you possibly can. I'd be comfrotable with either (Dynomat or SecondSkin) but I don't think it's really valuable as thermal insulation.
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