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S A Materials specializes in acoustic & thermal materials for the automotive restoration market. Our focus is in the automotive market but, many of our products have universal applications.

 

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Press release

Specialty Automotive Materials is proud to announce the addition of SoundSkins Acoustic Damping Mat to our high quality product line up. SoundSkins is a premium acoustic foam layered sound damping mat that gives added noise & heat reduction from engine, exhaust & road noise. Blocks more outside noise while eliminating echo and vibrations. It’s two products in one which simplifies installation. Industrial acoustic companies have used combinations of products such as damping, absorbers, barriers, & isolators’ materials to address noise control problems. This advanced design is first available to the restoration & audio aftermarket.

Comes with a 100% Quality Guarantee or SoundSkins will replace it FREE. SoundSkins guarantees it will never delaminate, hold or absorb water for the life of the vehicle. Large sheet roll design for quicker & neater installations. Soundproof your car & reduce road noise. Order yours today.

Questions, call us today 704.651.0270

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Just wanted to show off one of our customers car. Mark was nice enough to send some finished photos.

Nice job Mark & Sandy

Mark & Sandy's 66 NovaWEB_Nova Engine (1024x576)

SharkSkin 66 NovaMark & Sandy 66 Nova

Hello Fred,

I apologize it has taken this long to meet my commitment to provide pictures of My 1966 Nova with the Shark Skin Hood insulation.  Like so many projects, we ran into a few snags that delayed the car’s completion. However, it is finally done so here are some pictures.
The car is a 1966 Nova Sport Coupe that my wife Sandy & I purchased 8-years ago. After years of searching we were finally introduced to this sweet little 1-owner car and It was love at first site. It was an original un-restore car with very low mileage, powered with a 230 6-cylinder and powerglide trans. Our first projects for the car was a 327 engine and 4-speed transplant. We then drove and showed the car for about 6-years prior to the recently completed total make over. The attached pictures will pretty much tell the rest of the story about the car.
We want to give you a special thank you for providing with us great customer service and your Shark Skin Hood insulation which is an amazing product both functionally and it’s awesome appearance.
Best regards,
Mark & Sandy
Dixon, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

New announcement from Hushmat

ZyCoat Thermal Coatingn

Hushmat, maker of sound dampening material, announced two new ventures including the offering of its products with custom carpets for thousands of vehicles.

It has also branched into thermal engine coating. Both new products are on display at the SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas.

With the new ventures, and growth in its core sound dampening sales, Hushmat expects to triple its revenues in 2016.

First, the company has teamed with Auto Custom Carpets, the largest supplier of custom carpet sets for specific vehicles, said Tim McCarthy, Hushmat CEO. So if you order carpets made to fit a 67 Chevelle you can order Hushmat pre-cut sound dampening mats that will arrive in the same shipment.   Hushmat will co-brand its product with Auto Custom Carpets in the venture, which officially kicked off on Tuesday.

Additionally, McCarthy has launched a new company called ZyCoat that coats the engine’s side exhaust manifold and header to increase horsepower and dissipate radiant heat. It also eliminates corrosion, said McCarthy.

It can be sprayed, wiped or dipped onto the engine to reduce radiant heat by over 90 percent and increase horsepower by 2 percent.  Zycoat is owned by McCarthy and Hushmat is its exclusive distributor.

“A tremendous amount of heat is generated from the engine side of the vehicle. Under Hushmat, we didn’t have an offering that focused on the engine side so we started working 2 ½ years ago, looking for products that would manage heat on the engine side,” said McCarthy.

He said Hushmat’s core market of sound deadening material is also growing in all sectors including the car audio aftermarket, upholstery and restyling, hot rod and restoration, performance, RV and marine.

Hushmat is displaying at the SEMA Show at booth #22983 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at the SEMA Show this week.

 

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Introducing the SharkSkin Hood Insulation

for the 67 – 69 Camaro.

You now have an option. Before there was only the full size, original type material or nothing at all. Most guys elect to put nothing, because of the poor quality material. It tends to fray, dust, & slags. SharkSkin Hood Insulation is a far superior material to what is currently being used. Specialty Automotive Materials has developed a solution with a new design. The Chevelle’s & Nova’s use the lip of the structural bracing to hold the hood insulation in place. Our design works on the same principle, since the Camaro’s hood is designed the same way. Now available for SS hoods, & Cowl hoods

 

67-69 CAMARO SHARKSKIN

67-69 CAMARO SHARKSKIN

The black scrim face works great in any engine compartment. Very nice ‘finished’ look to compliment all your hard work. Hides the studs & nuts from the hood louvers on SS hoods. SharkSkin is 2.5 times denser by weight than the ‘ repop‘ type insulation. This is GREAT heat insulation and will help to absorb engine compartment noise. It will not slag or fray. Our hood insulation is shipped flat, not folded or crushed. CNC cut to insure a quality fit ever time.

 

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Hushmat Sound Damping

 The Hushmat Ultra line of thermal & acoustical products are # 1 on the market. Specialty Automotive Materials is an authorized distributor in the Charlotte, NC area. We service restoration parts vendors, restoration shops, upholstery shops, and the guy that does the work himself. You can find the complete line Hushmat products under Acoustic / NVH Group category.

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ZeroClearance / Specialty Automotive Materials

  ZeroClearance® tunnel & under floor thermal insulation is a versatile 3 layer thermal shield product that has many uses. It is sold in 5 different size sheets to fit you needs.

The SureStart Heat Shield is die cut to fit the mini starter. Its a must if you run headers.

The Z/Cool Corvette tunnel shield is die cut for the C5 / C6 tunnel plate. Keeps heat out of the console area.

  Look under the Thermal Shield category.

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  The SharkSkin Hood Insulation Material is far superior to the currently available replacement insulation being offered for the  Chevelle’s & Nova’s. The black scrim face really finishes off the engine compartment that you have worked so hard on. You will find them under the SharkSkin Hood Insulation category.

Here’s  one customer’s comment:

Fred, Installed the Sharkskin insulation today in my 1966 Nova hood and the panels fit absolutely perfect and they look awesome too. What a great new product!!! Initially thought I may need to use a silicone adhesive to secure the panels, however the fit very securely and none was needed. Once the hood is back on the car I will send pics.
Thanks!
Mark

 

Specialty Automotive Materials is currently researching other popular models to produce the SharkSkin Hood Insulation kits for, if you have any suggests please contact us.

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