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Old 04-23-2009, 02:24 PM
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covering lizzard skin

Has any one ever tried covering lizzard skin with gel coat to get a slick finish yea i'm cheap but have you priced hi build primer lately? I know second skin rep has probably got the answer for this.

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Has any one ever tried covering lizzard skin with gel coat to get a slick finish yea i'm cheap but have you priced hi build primer lately? I know second skin rep has probably got the answer for this.

later OLDROD
Did I post this in the wrong place? 30+ veiws and no body has any idea where this will work?

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lizardskin can be sanded smooth and painted easily .after sanding use 2 coats of epoxy then top coat. forget the gel coat .
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lizardskin can be sanded smooth and painted easily .after sanding use 2 coats of epoxy then top coat. forget the gel coat .
Shine have you used the lizzard skin product? what kind of results did you get?

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i use it on all my builds. it does exactly what they say it does . it works best reduced a little with water and the gun is worth the money. it is adjustable . undercoating guns waste materials and make a mess. good luck with it.
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i use it on all my builds. it does exactly what they say it does . it works best reduced a little with water and the gun is worth the money. it is adjustable . undercoating guns waste materials and make a mess. good luck with it.
THANKS Shine i mess up and put the sound reducer on last on part of the car before i got any dir. guess we will see if it makes a difference.

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On the bottom half of my firewall where I had applied lizardkin I wanted a smoother looking surface than I had on the under carriage, so I covered it with slicksand, and then sanded smooth, as I did not want to reduce the coverage of the lizardskin by sanding any off. Then I top coated with SPI epoxy I was happy with the outcome. I also recommend using their gun as I tried with out it using an expensive Italian undercoat gun and was very disappointed and frustrated with that attempt. I purchased their gun and bingo sprayed like a dream no waste no runs just perfect. I think once you used the lizardskin a few times as has porchdog you could spray fairly smooth and sanding the lizardskin itself then top coating would be the way to go, one less applied coating to go wrong.

Lizardskin after slicksand application.

http://www.vettemod.org/index36.html

Lizardskin after sanding slicksand and apply SPI Epoxy.

http://www.vettemod.org/index38.html

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On the bottom half of my firewall where I had applied lizardkin I wanted a smoother looking surface than I had on the under carriage, so I covered it with slicksand, and then sanded smooth, as I did not want to reduce the coverage of the lizardskin by sanding any off. Then I top coated with SPI epoxy I was happy with the outcome. I also recommend using their gun as I tried with out it using an expensive Italian undercoat gun and was very disappointed and frustrated with that attempt. I purchased their gun and bingo sprayed like a dream no waste no runs just perfect. I think once you used the lizardskin a few times as has porchdog you could spray fairly smooth and sanding the lizardskin itself then top coating would be the way to go, one less applied coating to go wrong.

Lizardskin after slicksand application.

http://www.vettemod.org/index36.html

Lizardskin after sanding slicksand and apply SPI Epoxy.

http://www.vettemod.org/index38.html

kwhite
THANKS KWHITE that why i made the post i figured some one had tried some then other then just spaying hi build primer on top of the LS i was thinking maby a good coat of gel coat.but just to spray a 6" piece don't cost much a hole fire wall is bit more $$$ with hi build primer. epoxy primer and 2k would be next coats before paint i know. Shine said to for get the gel coat thank for all the input i might just try both ways on a scrap piece and see what they look like.oh i do have there gun.
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Shine what grit paper are you using? heavy then light or just light say 220
oh do you sand the sound coat or just wait till you have both coats on then shoot epoxy and sand then use filler where needed ya this is my first time with lizzard skin easer to ask then redo

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just hit is lightly with 100 grit to knock the top off. let it cure good before topcoating.
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just hit is lightly with 100 grit to knock the top off. let it cure good before topcoating.
Thanks Shine i did that yesterday looks pretty good shot the heat control Monday raining here to day and cool think i will wait till wed. to re coat.is three coats of heat control to much or will two do the job.

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