VB2 Vinyl Damping Material Installation

PROJECT: 1999 Toyota Tacoma TREATMENT: VB-2 Door Treatment INSTALLER: Paul M. Messett / Cascade Audio Engineering / Bend, OR, USA The Toyota Tacoma door before… As you may have seen from the VB-1X installation, the inside of the outer body panel has been damped with a liquid vibration damping compound and allowed to air dry thoroughly. Step 1: After having used the door panel as a template, begin the installation by applying the material in small sections. Work from the top of the door down and from the center to the outside edges. The heat gun is used to allow the material to become more pliable making it much easier to achieve 100% coverage. INSTALL TIP: Remove the door panel from the opposite door and leave all harnesses, cables and/or linkage rods intact. This will give you an accurate indication of where these components will pass through the VB-2 vinyl sheet. Step 2: To achieve a “dipped in plastic” appearance, it’s best to mold the VB-2 onto the surface with your fingers. A wooden roller or forming tool will leave scratches and possibly tear the material. Take your time and the installation will turn out much better than you will have ever expected. NOTE: If the material is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to work onto the surface. At this point the material may be molten. Here is a look at the finished VB-2 installation… Step 3: One of the last steps when properly treating the door is to apply small pieces of VB-5 gasketing foam to prevent squeaks, rattles and panel buzz. In this case, VB-5...

VB1X Vibration Damping Compound Installation

PROJECT: 1999 Toyota Tacoma TREATMENT: VB-1X applied onto inside of outer door skin INSTALLER: Paul M. Messett / Cascade Audio Engineering / Bend, OR, USA The Toyota Tacoma door before…   Step 1: Prior to the application of the VB-1X damping compound, wash the surface to be treated with warm, soapy water to remove dirt and debris. Dry the surface with a clean towel, then clean the surface once more with an aerosol glass cleaner. The aerosol glass cleaner will thoroughly remove all grease and oil contaminants from the surface.     Step 2: After the surface has been cleaned thoroughly, double check the air pressure setting and spray pattern before spraying the material onto the inside of the outer door skin. Rather than applying one thick layer, it is best to apply multiple thin layers (about 1/16″) at a time. This will allow each thin layer to dry faster (reducing the overall dry time) and prevent cracking that is usually caused by applying a layer that is too thick. The finished VB-1X film thickness should be equal to the thickness of the substrate you are damping and no greater than 1/8″ thick. The VB-1X product is purple when wet and color shifts to black as it dries. INSTALL TIP: Tape off or remove the rubber-felt insert form the window track(s). This step will remove any chance that the window will not operate properly after treatment. Step 3: After the application of the VB-1X material is complete, leave the door open to allow proper ventilation which will reduce the drying time of the damping compound. Take a moment to...