FAQ

What is LizardSkin?
LizardSkin is a line of products that help reduce heat and noise for cars and trucks of all sizes. Developed by Mascoat, the leader in insulating coatings, the 2 coatings have been proven on thousands of vehicles in the last 10 years.
What is the difference between the two products?
LizardSkin CI – Ceramic Insulation is designed to reduce engine and solar heat transfer. LizardSkin SC – Sound Control is used to dramatically reduce road noise and noise transfer.
What colors are available?
LizardSkin SC is available in flat black. Ceramic Insulation is available in both flat black and white.
Will it prevent rusting?
When applied to a properly prepared surface, both LizardSkin products will create a seamless membrane, creating a constant protective moisture barrier with no gaps or seams. This will prevent future rust from forming by sealing the substrate. LizardSkin products are NOT a rust encapsulating product.
What is the expiration date of the product for opened and unopened material?
Unopened product is good 1 year from the date of manufacture; opened containers should be used within 90 days of opening. The expiration date of the product is clearly listed on the label of each pail.
Will LizardSkin work as a hood insulation?
Yes, LizardSkin can be applied on the underside of the hood to help protect exterior paint finishes.

Application Questions

What do I need to apply LizardSkin?
Please see our Preparation Page for a full list of equipment needed.
What parts of the car/truck do you apply it to?
For best results, it is recommended to coat the entire interior with both CI and SC. Typical applications for both products include firewalls, floor pans, transmission tunnels, doors, hoods, trunk lids, under headliners, inside fenders, panel van walls and any other areas that allow heat and/or sound into the interior.
Can it be used as a bed liner or a floorboard?
We do not recommend the use of LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation or Sound Control as a bed liner. Although the products are very tough and durable, they are not designed to withstand the rigors that bedliner materials are subject to. Bed liners materials CAN be applied over the top of LizardSkin. Please call for further details. Four-wheel and off-road enthusiasts have used the product on floorboards, but it is recommended to apply a Urethane topcoat to enhance durability.
Can it be used as an undercoating to prevent starring?
Yes, both LizardSkin CI and LizardSkin SC can be used on the interior or exterior of the vehicle. Example: fenders, rear wheels, firewall, transmission tunnel and floorboards. (*See what parts of the car do I apply it to*)
How do I know how much I need? How do I calculate square footage?
Please see our page on how to calculate the amount of product needed.
Can both products be used together?
For maximum sound control and insulation performance, both LizardSkin coatings may be used, but it is important that LizardSkin Sound Control be applied prior to application of LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation.
Can I mix or combine the products together so I spray them both at the same time?
The products CANNOT be mixed together because Ceramic Insulation and Sound Control are two different formulations.
Can you put it on the inside and outside of the firewall, transmission tunnel and floor board?
Yes, when applying on both sides of the substrate you will apply 20 mils on the exterior and 20 mils on the interior, achieving a total of 40 mils total thickness; sealing protecting and insulating both sides of the substrate.
Does the substrate need any preparation before application of LizardSkin?
LizardSkin can be applied without scuffing to a newly primed metal surface. If existing primer or paint has been on the substrate for more than 5-7 days the surface needs to be cleaned and scuffed to allow for good mechanical adhesion. For aluminum, stainless, fiberglass and wood the surface needs to be cleaned and scuffed prior to the application of LizardSkin. If the surface is bare steel you need to use primer, but a primer is not necessary on aluminum, fiberglass, stainless or wood substrates.
When putting on both sides of substrate how many mils do you use (single and tandem)?
For LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation or LizardSkin Sound Control you will apply 20 mils on each side of the substrate for a total of 40 mils. If only coating one side, please apply 40 mils in two (2) separate 20 mil coats.
How long do you wait in between coats?
Time between coats is dependent on temperature and humidity, but will usually fall between 30 minutes and 1 hour. The best way to test is the 90-degree thumb test. Place your thumb on the first coat and twist 90 degrees. If no coating is apparent on your thumb, it is ready for the next coat. If you are applying LizardSkin CI on top of LizardSkin SC, you must allow the SC a full 24 hours of drying time before application of CI.
Can I roll or brush this product on?
We strongly recommend that the LizardSkin products be applied with the LizardSkin SuperPro Spray Application Kit. When using a brush or roller, the insulating and damping particles will stick to the apparatus, resulting in reduced performance of the product(s). Small applications of less than 1 square foot can be brushed. Please call for further instructions.
Can LizardSkin go on topof a bed liner product (RhinoLinings®, Line-X®, etc)?
No, LizardSkin should not be placed on top of a bed liner. While LizardSkin is very durable, it is not as hard as the liner products. Either coating can be applied PRIOR to application of a bed liner in certain applications, but ensure that the LizardSkin is completely cured first (24-48 hours).
What temperature should you apply LizardSkin?
Both coatings should be applied in temperatures greater than 70˚F (21˚C) to allow the coating to properly cure.

After Application

Can it be sanded?
Yes, if sanding is required for a smooth surface we recommend 45-50 mils dry film thickness to account for product being removed in the sanding process.
Can it be painted? If so, with what?
Yes, as long as any topcoat products have at least 15% flexibility/elongation. Most automotive paints have that. Most common automotive primers are acceptable. If you are unsure, please call 1-800-549-0042.
What is the texture of LizardSkin?
LizardSkin Sound Control has a similar finished texture to that of most common bed liners. LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation has a finished texture similar to an exaggerated orange peel.

Heat Protection

LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation creates a thermal barrier that can reduce heat for a cooler, quieter ride.

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Sound Control

The LizardSkin Sound Control product reduces unwanted noise and enhances high end audio systems.

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Easy Application

This kit provides exactly what’s needed for professionals and hobbyists to easily apply LizardSkin coatings.

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