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on insulating against heat and noise, we tell customers to apply LizardSkin Sound Control first and then apply CI (ceramic insulation). That way you are taking care of both problems with a total of 2mm of our products." Thermo-Tec's Rich Yoxtheimer says, "We suggest the interior be insulated after the car is fully assembled to ensure no interference with any wiring, lines or fasteners. The final step before installing your carpet and seating would be to install the appropriate sound deadener and heat barrier materials within the floor, foot pan, firewall, doors and overhead within your headliner." Dynamic Control's president and founder, Scott Whitaker, adds, "DynaMat and associated materials can be applied to any accessible areas at any time. The optimum time to do a full car application would be after the vehicle is painted and before any interior/carpet is installed." Thermo-Tec insulation installed into a 1967 Camaro project car. (Photo courtesy Thermo-Tec) The Silent Running product applied to the inside of a trunk and fender. (Photo courtesy Silent Running) December 2014 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 49 Big Mistakes Next, we asked about the biggest mis- takes in installations to avoid. "There are a few areas that are very important," Henry says. "Our coatings are not paint. Don't think when applying, 'just cover the surface and you're OK.' This is false. LizardSkin CI is a performance coating. We recommend two coats at 20 LizardSkin recom- mends two coats, at 20 mils per coat, of spray-on ceramic insulation. (Photo courtesy LizardSkin)

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