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Linex with or without removing caulking

On my last Jeep, I just spayed over that caulk stuff on the floorboards. Wasn't an issue, but thought it looked better having been removed from seeing some of the pictures on here.

Now that you've had it done for a while, do any of you guys that removed that stuff wish you hadn't or see any reason to leave it on there? Louder, hotter, etc?

Also, any tips for getting rid of it?
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I would leave the sealer on.

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To remove it basically involves a chisel and hammer. I have done it on JoeGlock's Jeep. It's a PIA. Looks great once done but a lot of work.

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I would leave the sealer on.
Why? Did you remove yours and regretting it?

Last time I did because I had the "it's got to be there for a reason" mentality. Now I'm not so sure it makes a difference besides maybe a little more heat from underneath.
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I used an air chisel and took mine out about 8 months ago. No issues to date.


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I would leave it. me kenny and Bill chisled mine out. but it turns out that it is there to reinforce the floor boards. i have not seen in damange floor boards. but had i known that was why it wast there i would have left it better safe than sorry.
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I would leave it. me kenny and Bill chisled mine out. but it turns out that it is there to reinforce the floor boards. i have not seen in damange floor boards. but had i known that was why it wast there i would have left it better safe than sorry.
how does it reinforce the floor boards? that stuff isnt that hard. I removed all of mine in about 45min with hammer and chisel and dont regret it one bit. I ran without my carpet for just over a year before doing it and getting the Linex. I believe it is quieter with the Linex even without the caulking and did not have any trouble driving barefoot.


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It is just what a jeep tech rep told Mike MDRubi. Like i said i have had no problem so far with it gone. but better safe than sorry.
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It is just what a jeep tech rep told Mike MDRubi. Like i said i have had no problem so far with it gone. but better safe than sorry.
if we stuck with better safe then sorry we wouldnt wheel our Jeeps like we do


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if we stuck with better safe then sorry we wouldnt wheel our Jeeps like we do
yeah didnt you hear that bigger tires is bad for your jeep
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if we stuck with better safe then sorry we wouldnt wheel our Jeeps like we do
Damn it, Tim you got me this time.
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i used and air chisel to take mine out. no problems so far. i bedlined my interior once and it started to peel around the caulking because of standing water between the cracks so i took it out a redid it. only thing i noticed was a little more noise when going over water but nothing serious. i dont see how this could help support the floor or anything like that and i think its fine to take it out. if you use an air chisel be careful not to dent your floor up. looks much better without it and no peeling so far

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I cant say either way as I still have mine in and havent line-x'ed YET. However I will say that I have seen a few rigs that left it in and sprayed over it kinda built it up in that area to smooth it out and it looked killer. Another route I have heard of is to put dynamat over it to smooth it out then spray over it.

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You could also just use an orbital with a coarse grit to smooth it out.

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What a pain in the ass. Did you guys get all the residue off or just the main chunky stuff.
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anything you dont get up will show through, mine came off in big chunks for the most part, then I just used the new chisel to scrap bare the little stuff left over


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Definately take it out.

Its easier with a crow bar than a chisel IMO.
When i took mine out I had RUST underneath it.....

I used the crow bar and then a 4.5" grinder with a wire wheel on it to get it all the way off.
The result is great looks way better.




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this is chisel set I used
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What a pain in the ass. Did you guys get all the residue off or just the main chunky stuff.
Hooked this $10 HF piece up to the compressor and a little over an hour later and the whole jeep was done.



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I would leave it. me kenny and Bill chisled mine out...
What a pain in the ass that was..... I still have nightmares from it

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Anyone have a picture of it lined with the caulk left on?


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I would be concerned about it sticking well to the caulking crap. That stuff doesnt take much force to pull off and it flakes if you hit it hard.

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