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Old 02-25-2013, 07:54 AM   #46
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I remember all the joys of cleaning/ painting under the body and the birdcage of my vette I used POR15 (for metal areas) and Rustoleum satin black, and then 3M spray glued thermal insulation to the entire inside and the high heat areas outside.
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Crappy pictures...I really don't want to see good ones of a really bad day...

I'd be on the phone to Lizard Skin and see what they think it might be...How long did you wait between coats?

I know how you feel...I was doing my faux carbon fiber look w/ a base color and then a color sprayed through "drawer liner" to look like carbon fiber. Then I hit it w/ clear and it crazed the hell out of it... Checked on the internet-said nothing on the can - because the clear flashes fast- you are suppose to hit it a few times w/ really light coats first....So I had to start over...

What a bummer....

Photobucket- upgrade -yea, right!!!! I sucks now!!!
Hey Richard,
I'm sure the problem was the urethane solvent softened the lizard skin. Even though there was a coat of epoxy primer first that had dried overnight. But I did have to put the urethane (AG111) on pretty heavy to get any kind of wet coat. So too heavy on the urethane, but any lighter and it would have been dry, also 4hrs between coats...
On the bottom and up the firewall I also plan on covering with Zero Clearance heat shield anyway.
Anybody have ZC on the underside of the floors? I wonder how it will hold up to the elements and under car environment?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #48
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Progress finally!

A few progress pics... All this cleaning and sanding, I may as well do the wiper well while I'm here.



Looks pretty ratty,





After...





And finally over the Liz Skin saga...





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Old 03-18-2013, 07:27 PM   #49
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I have got to get a real camera...

Hey, but now I really can start putting things back together!!

Has anyone used Zero Clearance insulation on the bottom of their floors? Under the car, not in the cockpit... It has a heavy aluminum reflective surface and I wonder if it just gets ripped up by debris under the car. It's going on there anyway.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:14 AM   #50
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Firewall is looking much better!
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #51
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Wow, that turned out nice. The extra work was well worth the time Invested.

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More progress pics, putting Zero Clearance on over the lizard skin. Taking forever I know, but it has to be done in sequence. I'll get the Z/C on and then it's on to insulating the inside firewall, putting the hvac back in with new seals, vacuum tubing, and new wiring. Then steering column/borgeon box, pedals and accelerator, and brake booster/clutch master.















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As of this afternoon, I'm up the firewall with the zero clearance, I'll take a couple finished pics tomorrow, and then by god, it's on! Mechanical stuff, new parts, and getting towards the whole point of all this, a new LS1 and suspension!!
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Lookin' great........ enjoying this thread keep the updates coming.
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Nice Job!!!
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It looking fantastic!

It's all the little things and hard work that will make it all worth it in the end when the project is finished. Looking back you will be glad you took the time to do such a wonderful detailed job.

Keep the updates coming.
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Looks great!!!

Who did you get the Zero Clearance stuff from? Is it attached w/ adhesive? How muchmaterial did you buy?

Inquiring minds want to know!!!

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Looks great!!!

Who did you get the Zero Clearance stuff from? Is it attached w/ adhesive? How muchmaterial did you buy?

Inquiring minds want to know!!!

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Richard,
I got the first 2 rolls from the local annual swap meet, 42x48 and 21x48 or something like that, and the second roll off ebay was 21x48. large sheet was around $100, half sheets were around $60. I've used all of it but for a very few small cutoffs. Kept the embossed pattern the same all along though... It's adhesive backed, very strong and I don't forsee it coming off, taped the seams with 2 inch aluminum tape. I used a small plastic hammer, a piece of hard foam sanding stick, a small wood block and a wood tool sanded to a blunt edge to press and massage it into place, you get the idea.
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The firewall and inner fenders really look nice. That will make such a difference when it is done.
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All but done with the Zero Clearance now. As there looks to be enough room in the wiper motor well, I'm going to put ZC there too, I think it would be a source of heat in the cabin and there's no lizard skin on it. But then I'm done. I got replacement factory style firewall insulation to go back on the cockpit side, that's next and then I'll start putting stuff back in.



Wrapped the factory bolt on heat shields too..

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