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I pulled a driver shaft I bought on the buy and sell years ago and found the tip had been 'over prepped' - (as in sanded down too much). It fits loose enough in the adapter that I can install with brass shim (and shaft beads) to get. nice tight fit. Is it a good idea to use the shim or are just shaft beads a better way to go?

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If the gap is big enough to use a shim, then some type of DIY shim will always give a better glue joint.  Strips cut from aluminum cans or drywall mesh tape are two of the more popular choices for shimming material.    If it's not a big enough gap to be able to use a shim, then you don't need the beads.

 

But that doesn't mean that the beads wont work if the gap isn't too big.  But beads tend to be only about 60-70 microns in size so they aren't really meant to handle bigger gaps.

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