Posts Tagged ‘mass loaded vinyl’

Soundproofing a Car with MLV

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

While it may not at first seem possible, you can actually use mass loaded vinyl and similar materials to soundproof your car. The problem is that you may not get the full soundproofing effect like you would in your home.

Even still, this video is living proof that mass loaded vinyl can be used to decrease the noise coming from a car – great news for teens who can’t control their volume impulses!

Soundproof Fencing – It is Possible

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

There’s nothing like lying in your yard, relaxing on a cool spring day, only to find your peaceful rest interrupted by the sounds of cars passing by or your neighbors having fun in their own yards. While these are things you can’t necessarily control, you can reduce the amount of sound that enters your yard by using some mass loaded vinyl to create a sound barrier with your fence. Watch this video for a quick intro as to how this might be done.

Materials 101: Mass Loaded Vinyl

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Mass loaded vinyl is one of the more popular soundproofing materials available for use by the public.

It has benefits and drawbacks, like any other material.

Mass loaded vinyl (MLV) works because it adds density to a surface. The denser, or heavier, a surface is, the harder it is for sound to pass through.

The drawback is that mass loaded vinyl only adds a pound or two of density per square foot, depending on which type you buy. In the end, you aren’t adding very much mass and, as such, you may not have a 100% reduction in sound.

Soundproofing a Vehicle Door

Friday, April 16th, 2010

While browsing the web we came across an interesting. A WJ lover was looking to soundproof a single door because someone had removed the original soundproofing.

Soundproofing a vehicle door is easy. Remove the top panel (the part you see), layer the inside with mass loaded vinyl, and close the door back up. You’ll find the mass loaded vinyl blocks sound and the interior will become significantly quieter almost immediately!