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    Poor Mans Lizard Skin

    I have some left over elastomeric roof coating that I used to cover a tin roof. Has anyone thought of using this as a sound/ heat coating for the floor in the back of our vans?

    I was thinking of painting the back and then laying down a layer of the reflective bubble insulation then carpet. I have been using just the foil and carpet and I cut down the noise and heat quite a bit.
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    Be careful of off-gassing product when finishing a van interior

    Be careful, some of those roof coating products meant for exterior use will off-gas and can be a health hazard if used on an interior. Can also give off a smell that might never go away. Same for products like roof barriers/ice and water shields

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    Lizard Skin

    Since I'm doing a full restoration, I plan to use lizard skin on the underside and inside floor of my van, Its tint-able so ill be able to color match it to the colors ill be going with. Ive also have heard good reviews and seen some guys use it recently on restorations. I believe you can paint over it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevboner View Post
    Since I'm doing a full restoration, I plan to use lizard skin on the underside and inside floor of my van, Its tint-able so ill be able to color match it to the colors ill be going with. Ive also have heard good reviews and seen some guys use it recently on restorations. I believe you can paint over it too.
    I used Lizard Skin and would recommend it. I had the entire inside sprayed before I did the interior. Made a difference with squeaks as well.
    I think with the 2 gallon kit you can do an entire van. It comes with a spray gun that can spray the thick materials as well. Good luck on your project.
    Jacke

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    I have used it also!

    Really good stuff and user friendly ! I know itís not cheap but as mentioned you can paint over it. Good luck and post pictures, if you check my post you will find pictures, cruzbox

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    On second thought

    Thanks to all who responded. I think I'll stick with the actual Lizard Skin and leave the polymer stuff for the tin roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staypuff68 View Post
    Thanks to all who responded. I think I'll stick with the actual Lizard Skin and leave the polymer stuff for the tin roof.
    Here are some pictures of my Lizard Skin application. First sanded entire van inside... always sand and get rid of anything you don't want to come back to haunt you. Then I installed all the sound proofing on floors etc. covered floor with 3/4" plywood. Preceded to install the panels at top of roof first followed by side panels. Did the insulation install it in about 3 hours as the pieces were pre-cut to fit! Next, I wanted bent wood not hard lines so I proceeded as you see. I did this by myself with my assistants the 2x4's! It was summer and I was roasting to give you the full picture! But it was a successful project. Took me a few days to finish.
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    How Lizard Skin for just the Floor?

    Jacke,
    That looks amazing, must have taken a minute or two to get it looking so good. Any idea how much it would take to do just the floor? The sidewalls have three inch polystyrene insulation and the roof has the pink board insulation.
    If I can cover the floor and wheel wells I think it would cut down the noise and heat a lot.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staypuff68 View Post
    Jacke,
    That looks amazing, must have taken a minute or two to get it looking so good. Any idea how much it would take to do just the floor? The sidewalls have three inch polystyrene insulation and the roof has the pink board insulation.
    If I can cover the floor and wheel wells I think it would cut down the noise and heat a lot.

    Thanks
    Thank you, I had it professionally sanded and painted. I think I bought 3 gallons for the entire van? Since I did the ceiling, floor and walls/doors. I think you could buy just 1 gallon... or less depending on buying options? But you need a sprayer that can accommodate the thickness of the materials. I bought a 2 gallon kit w/gun and 1 extra gallon. The kit is great comes with everything needed. I used the foam as well in the side walls.
    Jacke

    1964 GMC Handi-Van Custom 350
    1971 Ford Mustang 302
    1957 Karman Ghia Project

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