Slowly but surely, progress continues. Over the past couple days I’ve covered the side walls and wheel wells with FatMat Mega Mat. A few months ago, before Gypsy even existed in my life, I had envisioned simply peeling the backing off the sound deadening material, pressing it into place, and quickly moving on to the next step as I patted myself on the back for working so quickly and efficiently.
Boy was I dumb.
It’s not nearly that easy. It turns out that pressing sound deadening material into walls with all your might so that it doesn’t fall off is really tiring. As is holding up a heat gun. I have to take frequent breaks, and as a result, this stage is lasting much longer than I’d like it to. On the plus side, my right forearm is getting pretty ripped… Well, maybe not ripped, but it’s bigger than my left one.
I’ve found that it’s much easier to work with FatMat if it’s already been cut into strips 6″ in width. Keeping in mind that 100% coverage is overkill, and 25% should be sufficient, I’ve embraced the patchwork method. It ain’t pretty, but I think it’ll work fine.