Required Equipment

  • LizardSkin CI and/or LizardSkin SC (required amount depends on the total square footage for each product.) See how to calculate how much product your project needs
  • LizardSkin SuperPro Application Kit (available wherever LizardSkin coatings).
  • Air compressor capable of 70 PSI (pounds per square inch) at 5 CFM (cubic feet per minute) – Air compressor must have a water and oil separator/flush. Pancake compressors lack volume/CFM for powering the SuperPro Application Kit.  Watch this video here for more information on choosing the right compressor.
  • Variable speed 3/8” – 1/2″ electric drill to stir product before application (stir paddle included in the SuperPro Application Kit).
  • Empty bucket, soap and water for cleanup.
  • Dust mask, eye protection, coveralls or an apron and gloves are recommended.
  • Masking Tape and/or aluminum foil for surface protection in areas you don’t want to spray.

Preparing Surfaces

LizardSkin coatings must be applied to a clean, dry surface that is free from rust and corrosion. For bare steel surfaces, a primer is required. All other types of substrates do not require a primer. LizardSkin can be applied without scuffing to a newly primed metal surface. If you need to remove the factory-installed sound deadening material, check out this video for more information.

If existing primer or paint has been on the substrate for more than 5-7 days, the surface needs to be cleaned and scuffed to allow for good mechanical adhesion. For aluminum, stainless, fiberglass and wood, the surface needs to be cleaned and scuffed prior to the application of LizardSkin. Mask off any areas that you don’t want coated.

For full instructions on applying LizardSkin coatings, view our Application Instruction Guide in PDF format.