Left is Peel and Seal. Right is Dynamat Extreme.
So, I've searched the internet over and over... and I could not find anybody pointing out the facts of Peel and Seal. So, here is my first hand unbiased opinion on Peel and Seal.
First off, P&S "DOES" have an odor. The odor is very faint tho. My dad has a ridiculous sense of smell and I had him sit in the car. He didn't even notice the smell until I said do you smell anything. His reply was "I thought I smelt asphalt." A friend of mine explained the smell as "A very familiar smell that you dismiss very quickly." I couldn't agree more. I currently only have my doors and trunk done. I'm going to be doing the roof and the entire floor in the next month. I will post again how the smell is after that. I hope to counter some of the odor by sprinkling Baking Soda on the floor before the carpet goes back in.
Secondly I'd like to address people argument on the "stickyness" of P&S. I've read people post on other sites saying that it "slides." I have only had this on for 1 month now, and it has not budged an inch. My car has sat in the sun and got very hot inside (past 100 degrees). While installing this stuff, if you lightly put in on your surface you have about 5 seconds until it is so stuck down, its going to leave a residue behind when it does come up. If you pushed the P&S down, its not coming up, i don't care what you do.
Now for the walk through of the install.
- Razor Blades
- a GOOD pair of scissors
- a set of pick tools
First, remove your door panel and any clips that are on the surface you are about to seal.
Now you will want to clean every inch of surface you are about to apply P&S to thoroughly with Acetone. You can purchase Acetone at most hardware stores. Home Depot will surely have it.
After your mating surface is cleaned, you can begin installing P&S. Now, there isn't much of a science behind doing this, just make sure that all the corners are pressed down. You don't want to trap air underneath your P&S. I don't know for a fact, but I assume you could trap moisture underneath and cause corrosion. A lot of people suggest to use rollers and other tools, I've found that the best tool you can have to do this is your thumbs. I also did use a piece of wood the I sanded to a smooth "chisel" to push down the sharp corners.
To find your holes in your door, I used a pick. Seemed to work good, if you can think of an easier way, good for you.
Use the pick to poke a hole from the backside of the hole. This will prevent you from making a murder scene of stabs in the front trying to find the hole.
Once you have your indicator hole, use the pick to widen the hole up. You could also use a razor to cut the hole out after you find where its at.