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Lizard Skin or Dynamat?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iddragracer, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. iddragracer
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 144


    Getting ready to start body and paint work on my 32' roadster. I like the idea of the lizard skin over the dynamat, but not sure how well it works. Pros? cons?
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,243


    I have it in the sedan,like it.I will use it in the roadster when it is ready
  3. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    we lizard skinned the entire inside of the 40 sedan and then (probably overkill) dynamatted the floor, above headliner and inside the doors.
  4. mike54
    Joined: Sep 22, 2008
    Posts: 17

    from California

    Just to confuse you even more there's HY-TECH coatings. Metal Shield #1267 sounds like an interesting product. I've never used Dynamat, Lizard Skin, or any of the HY-TECH coatings but I've been doing a little research and thought I'd pass this on.

  5. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    i have used and like both products ! if you have acess to a shutz gun to spray the lizzard skin on i think it would give a nice uniform finish that could even be painted if you chose ! i brushed mine on and it still looked decent , dynamat is nice for the fact that its easy to install with no masking or mess to clean up ! both good products
  6. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    There's a High dollar shop around here that swears by Bedlining the underside and using foil type heat sheets like dynomat or the stuff Lobucrod sells on their drivers. We are talking 300k builds. Not sure if they are smoking something but Michael Waltrip or one of those nascar dudes is part owner.
  7. whoa... weird
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  8. hudson hot rod
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 266

    hudson hot rod

    The last couple of builds I have used Hushmat, It's smokin easy to apply and does a great job at keepin out the heat and the noise. Check it out.
  9. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,728

    Atwater Mike

    I like the sound of it...Lizard skin...Wrap me up.
  10. EW_
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
    Posts: 82

    from DFW

    I have used/sold Dynamat for almost 20 years. I like to cover the entire interior in Dynamat Xtreme and then use the Stinger Roadkill Carpet pad on the floor. Great results! Below is a flooring product for hotrods.

    Oh, and for those of you that think spray in bedliner is a sound deadener, go knock on the bed of your pickup. Hear all that metal ringing? Bedliner is a poor sound deadener.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
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  11. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    from Indiana

    I can understand the bedliner concept. It's thick, semi-flexible, and has a rough surface, should help absorb sound pretty decent. The sound proofing they sell on new vechicles is pretty much the same deal.
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,129

    from California

    dynamatted my 49 sedan from the footboards to under the rear seat. didn't notice one bit of difference.

    they have a display at shows with the lizard skin painted on 1 half of an electric frying pan. they take 2 ice cubes and put one on the hot side and the other on the Lizard skin side. the hot side melts immediately and the other just sits there.

    looks like good stuff to me.
  13. DMFB
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 545


    Lizard Skin....only because I hate them. Oh yeah, works pretty good too from what I've heard.
  14. Ralph
    Joined: Jan 8, 2004
    Posts: 295


    Why not use both? Lizard Skin's for heat, and Dynamat's for noise. Still only a fraction of the (very nice looking) build cost. Why pinch pennies here?
  15. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    i use the cheap stuff from lowes or home depot works fine
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  16. Hightone111
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 323


    You just wanted to show off that bitchin car:p
  17. snap too
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 259

    snap too
    from lost wages

    Bedliner material does offer some noise and heat reduction in my early bronco. I had the tub shot inside after media blasting and seam sealing and it has held up well to mud,dirt and spills. I don't use carpet but some door mat material that has holes/slots to let the fines drop through. After some wheeling ,I pull the mats and wash the inside with the hose and blow the excess water off with air.
  18. Granger Perry
    Joined: Jul 12, 2009
    Posts: 134

    Granger Perry
    from Albany, WI

    Lizard skin can be for both sound and heat from what I recall. All the people I've talked to stand by with the skin and swear to use it again.
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  19. Mudslinger
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,964


    haha Im a cheap ass too! I bought some tinfoil bubble stuff at a swap meet for my roof. Thats when a buddy of mine told me you can buy the same stuff at lowes for AC duct work cheap.
  20. sprdave4264
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 44

    from Arkansas

    I used something called Cool Car which does both heat and noise and put dynamat on top of it in an OT car. Worked well. The cool car was nice because you can spray it into doors, etc. Similar in price to lizard skin, but I think lizard skin has one product for heat and another for noise IIRC, so I just went with cool car. My $.02.
  21. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,728

    Atwater Mike

    The cost of some of this 'High Zoot' is vulgar. Lowe's supplied the A/C stuff in rolls, very affordable. Of course, I won't be touting it to the gold chainers at Goodguise, as they use a combination of hushmat, Dynamat, and lizardskin, all sealed with $20 bills. Can't outdo those guys...
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  22. I have lizard skin in my truck with the Lowe's version of dynamat also. Painted over the lizard skin with car color and it has held up good. That being said, I probably would not use the lizard skin again and just go with the real dynamat. I have compared the results of mine against friends cars and the dynamat alone works better than the combination I have in my truck.
  23. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    I used hush mat. My car is so fn loud I have to wear ear plugs so its hard to say if it has helped
  24. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    You sure that doesn't sound like a question asked on a Street Rod forum? My floor is steel with a thin coat of PPG insulation.:)
  25. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    I sprayed in Lizard Skin ( Yes, I bought their gun ) and then DynaMatted the entire coupe inside. The roof, the firewall, the doors and the floor. The floor was not yet Dynamatted in the photo ... but it is done. :)



    I also have another layer of DynaMat between the door upholstery and the door. :D My coupe is nice and quiet inside the car and the Vintage Air A/C will freeze you out. I believe that both Lizard Skin and DynaMat are great products and are even better when used together. :D
  26. storm king
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,990

    storm king

    I did an o/t truck with Dynamat some years ago. It had an exhaust leak when I brought it in to do the interior, sounded like hell. (still had factory manifolds on it). When I finished the interior with Dynamat and drove it, you couldn't even hear the engine running, it was that quiet. It's too pricey, but it works.
  27. 29Jay
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,101

    from Ft Worth

    LOL Tyou should tell them how fast you car is too... Everything is loud at a buck 50... he he he...:eek:
  28. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    lizard skin! better hand down!
  29. snowmann
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
    Posts: 99

    from Sabin MN

    Cheap stuff from local hardware store, foil on one side 3/8 felt on the other. You guys put stuff inside your doors? If you do dont you worry about it getting wet and staying wet and rusting the inside of your doors?

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