Black pads underneath s/s sink?

I'm in the process of cleaning up an old 1968 (as date-stamped on the taps) stainless steel sink + drainer + taps. I'm very happy with the result, come up very well and the sink depth is much more than you get nowadays... and it has only cost me a new sink waste & plug...
However, there is a black tar or bitumen like square pad stuck on the underside of the sink (and another under the drainer) that has mostly broken away. Another s/s sink I'm chucking out had a similar thing.
Anyone know what these are for (are they to deaden sound?) and if/how to fix up?
Thanks, Paul.
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On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 22:57:36 UTC, "Paul Clarke"

I always thought they were just to help separate them when they were stacked (nested together) in the shop, and to avoid damage thereto.
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Sound deadening - like inside the doors of your car.
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Regards

John

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Yes - they're sound deadening panels. You'll get self adhesive replacements from an automotive paint supplier.
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