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since this is so inexpensive... Obviously I'll do the inside floor of the cab,.. but I was curious; would you do the underside of the cab to cut down on header and exhaust heat.
Do you think it'd help any??

Oh.. just in case this is a web link to my little project.
I'm kind of proud of it since I never did any type work like this before.. had to learn to weld, etc.
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since this is so inexpensive... Obviously I'll do the inside floor of the cab,.. but I was curious; would you do the underside of the cab to cut down on header and exhaust heat.
Do you think it'd help any??

Oh.. just in case this is a web link to my little project.
I'm kind of proud of it since I never did any type work like this before.. had to learn to weld, etc.
http://studebakerproject.yolasite.com/
I would not do the underside of the cab with the latex/micro spheres. My suggestion is to use truck bed liner - even the spray on is very resistant to road debris kicked up. I used that stuff under my fenders as well and so far not a sign of deterioration.

That is a great project - my only negative comment is the use of concrete blocks as jack stands - don't. They fail with potentially disastrous results. Harbor Freight has several capacity sets and are almost always on sale.

That tribute to your pup - great. Our kids are long gone with the youngest over 40 so we 'replaced' them with a mid size poodle, shown with me in my car and who is everything you could ask in a 4 legged companion.:
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I'm with Ireland 100% on NOT doing the underside with this stuff, wasn't made for it.....ditto on the concrete blocks.
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The concrete block / jackstands were kind of misleading.
It appears they are the 'primary' source of support.
Actually the chainhoist was the main support, I just added the blocks as a safety measure.
Dad said I didn't need to blocks at all,.. but I figured better safe than sorry.

Thanks for the props about the site.
The project has been a labor of love so far. I am anxious to get it finished.
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NO do not use it on the underside of the cab that stuff is for interior use only.

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Thanks for the info.
Did someone say folks sold this stuff on eBay??

Someone mentioned undercoating their fenders.
I plan on putting a think coat of undercoating under the truck (especially under the fenders)
The fenders are fiberglass... someone told me if you had them undercoated real well there is less chance of 'spyder marks' in the paint if a rock hits on the inside
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Thanks for the info.

The fenders are fiberglass... someone told me if you had them undercoated real well there is less chance of 'spyder marks' in the paint if a rock hits on the inside
Use the bed liner spray - much tougher and will HELP keep stone stars out. So far, I have no stars, but there are special materials to apply there - neoprene, etc. I have some all cut for my front fenders but just haven't installed them yet after 3 plus years of driving the car
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Use the bed liner spray - much tougher and will HELP keep stone stars out. So far, I have no stars, but there are special materials to apply there - neoprene, etc. I have some all cut for my front fenders but just haven't installed them yet after 3 plus years of driving the car
I used a high density foam product under my fender wells, 1/2" think. No stars yet to appear. Attached it with spray on DAP contact cement.

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I am or have ben removing spray on bed liner about 3 weeks now ,applied by previous owner to complete under sde bed cab fenders and interior,inner fenders and firewall .It did not crack or peel in 3 yrs i just wanted it out because i am painting it Red underneath inside and out,will be replaceing with hush mat on interior ,You DO NOT want to try to remove bedliner ,we have wire brushed sanded with 36,80 grit scrapers tried chemical stripper A NO NO it only melts makes a bigger mess ,IT has to be ground off,
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I am or have ben removing spray on bed liner about 3 weeks now ,applied by previous owner to complete under sde bed cab fenders and interior,inner fenders and firewall .It did not crack or peel in 3 yrs i just wanted it out because i am painting it Red underneath inside and out,will be replaceing with hush mat on interior ,You DO NOT want to try to remove bedliner ,we have wire brushed sanded with 36,80 grit scrapers tried chemical stripper A NO NO it only melts makes a bigger mess ,IT has to be ground off,
Try a propane torch. We cleaned ours with it - heated it, and then scraped it of with a paint scraper. Came off well. It's worth a shot ??
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Try a propane torch. We cleaned ours with it - heated it, and then scraped it of with a paint scraper. Came off well. It's worth a shot ??
Thanks a lot but we have it ,Finally mabe it will help someelse though
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Thanks for all the help guys.
I have several thing going on right now with the truck...
So I can put on a coat inside and then do something else a day or two while it drys... then do another coat.
after that I can so the places on the doors, etc that I don't need to do any more work.
Just because Winter is here, I can't sit and do nothing.. ;-)
Time in getting short

Now I just have to figure out how I can learn to do my interior....
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finally got mine in primer, sprayed epoxy last week got it sanded with220,and resprayed final coat of primer last night,started dry sanding with 400 ,then i will wet sand .should have cab and doors tommorrow
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I'm thinking I'll just brush mine on.
Wonder how much extra it will take since it'll go on thinker than when sprayed..?? hhuumm
I plan on doing EVERYTHING inside the truck, floors, sides, roof,
Plus I have extended the cab 16 inches,.. so it's a little bigger than a normal sized pickup.
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Wow that was a long read.

What left me confused was a couple of the tests conducted showed only a 10 deg difference in temp. One guy just put thermal king padding down after and that jumped the temp difference up to 30 to 50 deg difference.

Seems like I'm missing something here on why to use lizard skin or a home made version of it. Does it just come down to finances?

Is there really any difference using lizzard skin vs using a dynamat product with something like Thermozite Insulator Padding?

The micro sphears sound like they can make a small difference but as the one person said its like asbestos. Once its in the lungs it doesn't come out. Thats a bit scary.
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