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Anyone know of a good source for shoe cleat shim material?

What I'm looking for is a flat sheet of "???" that is about 1 mm thick, light, doen't compress and easy to cut. I have some LeWedge's and they work fine for fixing alignment issues but are a bit pricy when used for a simple lift.

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alienator, thanks for the offer but I would like to find an alternative source for shims. I need about a 1 cm stack. That would be a lot of LeWedge's.

Kerry, I found some sheet styrene at a hobby store but I'm worried it will compress. If it does I'll try a local plastics suppler.

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Kerry Irons said:
Well styrene is a liquid, so I assume you mean polystyrene. Unless it's foam, it won't compress, but depending on the formulation, it can be very brittle. If it is white, then it might be impact polystyrene (modified with rubber to make it tough) and that might work. If it is clear (regardless of color) then it is probably too brittle to work in this application.
The package says sheet styrene. Its white. The intended use is for scale models. It comes in different thinknesses. I picked up 1mm. It's pretty flexable but it's going to snap before it bends.
 
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