Rutledge Wood has been driving the wee out of his 1949 Chevy Step Van since he built it in 2013 (you can see the build story here):
While he’s still head over heels in love with the self-described “toaster oven on wheels,” Rutledge noticed that something was amiss.
“I was a dreamer when this project started,” Rutledge said. “I thought I didn’t need to insulate the van’s interior. Well, I found out that driving the van is like wrapping aluminum foil around your head and sitting in the sun for five minutes. And when you crank up the Chevrolet Performance LS3 engine, it’s a lot like starting an engine in a storage unit. It’s just…loud.”
Fortunately, a solution to this vexing problem came in the form of LizardSkin spray-on insulation. LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation limits the heat entering a vehicle’s interior and reduces inside temperatures by up to 30 degrees F. LizardSkin Sound Control dampens rattles and vibration and can even improve the sound of high-end audio systems. LizardSkin insulation products spray on easily, clean up quickly, and provide a barrier against moisture and corrosion. What’s not to like?
As you can imagine, it takes a lot of LizardSkin to insulate a 1949 Chevy step van—eight gallons each of Ceramic and Sound Control insulation, to be exact. The pros at Kenwood Rod Shop in Georgia covered the van’s cavernous insides in a couple days.
This video shows you how easy it is to spray LizardSkin and how good it works.