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Old 05-19-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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My summer project is to remove the interior and either place hushmat or spray lizard skin to reduce interior noise and heat. I can't decide which way to go. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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I used lizard skin on my frame off but I can't imagine trying to spray it in the cockpit of an intact ride due to the overspray. I would go with the mat products.
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Why not both? You can buy the wicks microspheres (~$10 a gallon) and mix in to any paint you want to make your own 'lizardskin" at a fraction of the price. I did and brushed it on the interior floorboard areas (from firewall through rear compartments). The "paint" goes on fairly thin leaving room for matting (I actually put reflectix, then carpet pad and carpet). My main goal was reducing heat.
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Just use Reflectix! Worked great... http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...cStoreNum=8125
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Just use Reflectix! Worked great... http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...cStoreNum=8125
I was looking at that myself. What did you use it and a carpet pad only?
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I was looking at that myself. What did you use it and a carpet pad only?
So far,I've only done just the front carpet.The carpet I used had the backing pad on it already,so I just used Reflectix.Its cheap & easy,& I used the aluminum tape they have to seal any seams.Theres enough aluminum on both sides of the insulation,to conform to,& hold the shape of the floorboards.You should probly use spray adhesive,but I didnt.I'll use this stuff again when I get around to the trans tunnel & rear deck.

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I used lizard skin on my frame off but I can't imagine trying to spray it in the cockpit of an intact ride due to the overspray. I would go with the mat products.
Are you happy with the results? Did the lizard skin reduce road noise and heat in the cockpit. Have you used the hushmat at all.
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Why not both? You can buy the wicks microspheres (~$10 a gallon) and mix in to any paint you want to make your own 'lizardskin" at a fraction of the price. I did and brushed it on the interior floorboard areas (from firewall through rear compartments). The "paint" goes on fairly thin leaving room for matting (I actually put reflectix, then carpet pad and carpet). My main goal was reducing heat.
I am not familiar with the wicks microspheres where can I pick it up. Will it reduce cockpit heat and noise?
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I am not familiar with the wicks microspheres where can I pick it up. Will it reduce cockpit heat and noise?
http://www.wicksaircraft.com/catalog...160/index.html

It will not do anything for noise, but mix this stuff into any latex or oil paint and brush it on both sides of the firewall and floor pans. you can then paint over it or cover it with sound proofing or carpet. I have not done it yet but its in the plan.
for the price of lizardskin its well worth a shot.

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Has anyone out there used hushmat and how happy were you with the results.
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It will not do anything for noise, but mix this stuff into any latex or oil paint and brush it on both sides of the firewall and floor pans. you can then paint over it or cover it with sound proofing or carpet. I have not done it yet but its in the plan.
for the price of lizardskin its well worth a shot.
The wicks microspheres helps with heat - got mine from same link as provided here. One gallon of the stuff is all I used for entire interior. I am happy with my results, and a LOT less expensive than lizardskin.

I was replacing carpet, so interior was gutted, brushed on the rustoleum aluminum color paint with microspheres brushed on all floor surfaces, including storage compartements. Then I used spray glue, glued in reflectex, used aluminum tape to connect pieces. Then standard jute and carpet.
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i work in a corvette shop. we use dynamat.
first we fit the dynamat extreme, it's the one that is a thin layer of a black tar like substance with the foil backing. this one sticks to the floorboards. we cut and fit it exact and press and roll it in place. then we use the dynamat extreme liner, this one is the foam padding with the thin layer of lead sandwiched in between. this matting is also fitted but also needs to be glued in place and taped at the seems. after these are installed, there is no more temp problems and noise is virtually gone. it's like your driving a brand new lexus or mercedes.

i would like to try the lizard skin or some of the other spray on products, to see how the measure up. if anyone has experienced them....would luv to hear about it
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i work in a corvette shop. we use dynamat.
first we fit the dynamat extreme, it's the one that is a thin layer of a black tar like substance with the foil backing. this one sticks to the floorboards. we cut and fit it exact and press and roll it in place. then we use the dynamat extreme liner, this one is the foam padding with the thin layer of lead sandwiched in between.
I would've liked to use the dynamat products, but the cost was more than I wanted to spend. Curious, how much did the shop you worked at charge for doing the dynamat extreme and liner?
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sorry i do not know how much the customer was charged, but it did take two of us two full days to finish.
we're very particular on the fit and finish.
and i have seen the dynamat sold on ebay for a very reasonable price.
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Dynamat is overpriced junk. Check out the Sound Deadener Showdown website to see what works and what doesn't.
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http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/
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i just read the showdown, it's interesting, seems the overpriced junk came in second.
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