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Hiding the sound insulation

Any ideas on covering the insulating material on top of the engine room to achieve a nicer appearance?
Old 07-01-2014, 05:42 AM
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you might try some of that thin silver duct tape. not the old stuff that is grey, the newer stuff that is out.
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I bought my pad from here on Pelican. They use a black foam. It's not original but you won't have the viewing problem. I haven't installed it yet so I can't be certain.

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Spray paint it black?
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Because of how it attached, it's almost impossible to hide. But like stated the new ones are black, but I can still see mine.
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I put a plastic strip along the edge. It was held up by the metal tabs. I guess it was 50mm wide and fairly stiff plastic. The sound deadening gave up and started falling onto the engine so I pulled it all out. I don't think it did anything as the noise levels in the car are about the same as before. There is a sound insulation thing that goes under the back seat area. This may do something as I think a lot of noise comes off wheels as well as the engine+exhaust.
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Thanks folks, I will definitely try out some of your suggestions.
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Years ago I removed the old hideous looking decomposing sound insulation in the engine compartment and found that it was doing little good. Wife did not notice so I never replaced it.
Saves weight too if that is important.
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Years ago I removed the old hideous looking decomposing sound insulation in the engine compartment and found that it was doing little good. Wife did not notice so I never replaced it.

Saves weight too if that is important.

Cheers,

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There is a guy here in Denver making a really cool plastic item to hide the pad called 911 Pad Keeper. His name is David at cmrdce@aol.com. Saw it at a local show and may get one myself. Tim
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I got one of the aftermarket foil-coated pads from Pelican. Prior to installing, I got some ~1/2" black hose, slit it length-wise, put it over the leading edge, and clamped that into the retaining clamps. It looks fairly clean.
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yes, this 911 Pad Keeper by David Etter (owner/founder/inventor) in Littleton, CO has the right product for all you 911 owners
"911 Pad Keeper" system for Air-cooled, Rear Engine 911 Porsches. The sound deafening pads above the engine that have issues breaking down over time

911's
those built between 1965 and 1989
and 964's from 1989 through 1994
and 993's from 1994 to 1998

to install this 911 pad, just takes 5-15 minutes to put on

I have it installed on my 993.
His website will be live in a couple of weeks. 911 Pad Keeper
I've been in contact with him daily, helping to share the good news of his product.
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+1 on the 911 Pad Keeper. I installed mine late last year and love it. Easy to install and really cleans up the look. Don't think I'll ever have to worry about it sagging again. David Etter is a huge portion doozy just did a really nice job creating this product for a good price.
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yes, this 911 Pad Keeper by David Etter (owner/founder/inventor) in Littleton, CO has the right product for all you 911 owners

"911 Pad Keeper" system for Air-cooled, Rear Engine 911 Porsches. The sound deafening pads above the engine that have issues breaking down over time



911's

those built between 1965 and 1989

and 964's from 1984 through 1994

and 993's from 1994 to 1998



to install this 911 pad, just takes 5-15 minutes to put on



I have it installed on my 993.

His website will be live in a couple of weeks. 911 Pad Keeper

I've been in contact with him daily, helping to share the good news of his product.
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Years ago I removed the old hideous looking decomposing sound insulation in the engine compartment and found that it was doing little good. Wife did not notice so I never replaced it.
Saves weight too if that is important.
Cheers,
Johan
might want to have added protection with the 911 Pad Keeper by David Etter

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Any ideas on covering the insulating material on top of the engine room to achieve a nicer appearance?
Gulfblue, check out the 911 Pad Keeper
I have it installed on my 993.
His website will be live in a couple of weeks. 911 Pad Keeper

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There is a guy here in Denver making a really cool plastic item to hide the pad called 911 Pad Keeper. His name is David at cmrdce@aol.com. Saw it at a local show and may get one myself. Tim
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+1 on the 911 Pad Keeper. I installed mine late last year and love it. Easy to install and really cleans up the look. Don't think I'll ever have to worry about it sagging again. David Etter is a huge portion doozy just did a really nice job creating this product for a good price.
Hi Tim, David just told me you bought one for your SC...and you're one of his Testimonials.......
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I used a piece of 1/2" aluminum angle stock from Ace hardware, put it over the edge and held it in place w/ the clips. It stiffened it up nicely and prettied up the exposed edge.
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Years ago I removed the old hideous looking decomposing sound insulation in the engine compartment and found that it was doing little good. Wife did not notice so I never replaced it.

Saves weight too if that is important.

Cheers,

Johan

might want to have added protection with the 911 Pad Keeper by David Etter




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Any ideas on covering the insulating material on top of the engine room to achieve a nicer appearance?


Gulfblue, check out the 911 Pad Keeper

I have it installed on my 993.

His website will be live in a couple of weeks. 911 Pad Keeper




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There is a guy here in Denver making a really cool plastic item to hide the pad called 911 Pad Keeper. His name is David at cmrdce@aol.com. Saw it at a local show and may get one myself. Tim


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+1 on the 911 Pad Keeper. I installed mine late last year and love it. Easy to install and really cleans up the look. Don't think I'll ever have to worry about it sagging again. David Etter is a huge portion doozy just did a really nice job creating this product for a good price.

Hi Tim, David just told me you bought one for your SC...and you're one of his Testimonials.......
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Any pics of this 911 Pad Keeper installed on a car?
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Nice, where can I order this? The 911 pad keeper website is not up and running.
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Here are some testimonials for the 911 Pad Keeper

Website isn't "LIVE" yet, will be very soon. Stay tuned for it.

911 Pad Keeper
The 911 Pad Keeper is the Only product available to solve
the 33 year old "Foam Sound Pad" problem on the
"Air-Cooled" Porsche 911.
The 911 Pad Keeper is a product designed to cover the
Sound Pad in the engine compartment.
Over time, the sound pad degrades and self destructs
.....and sags, inhibiting performance and making the
engine bay look ugly.

MODEL ............YEARS.................SOUND PAD ATTACHMENT

911.............1965 – 1989........Glued to firewall and secured with five metal tabs

964.............1989 – 1994........Glued to firewall and secured with four pushbutton fasteners

993.............1994 – 1998........Glued to firewall and secured with five pushbutton fasteners

All is fine with the pad when new. However, over time the pad deteriorates.
There are a number of factors that contribute to its inevitable deterioration:

1. Heat

2. Oil fumes

3. Fuel Vapors

4. Age






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Nice, where can I order this? The 911 pad keeper website is not up and running.
Website isn't "LIVE" yet, will be very soon. Stay tuned for it. 911 Pad Keeper 911 Pad Keeper


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Any pics of this 911 Pad Keeper installed on a car?
see my post above, before this post for some testimonials / pictures of before & after
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