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Douglas.M
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Hi,

Background: I had purchased a very nice "Attractive Flapper" Walking Liberty coin from the marketplace here, but it came without a shimmed "Inflated Carapace". I obtained a matching carapace and now need to install a shim (for OxyClean).
I tried using .0015" stainless steel shim material, but the gaff splits apart when I do a coin roll. It does stick to the coin if I lightly toss it from hand to hand.
I did a Café search on this topic and one member commented that shim thickness should not exceed .003", however, that was in reference to shimming a card. I suspect that .0015" is just too thin.

Should I try using .002"? .003"? I don't want to keep buying shim material on guesses.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Douglas M.
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Shouldn't use stainless steel; it has little or no ferromagnetic properties. Use carbon steel.

Jim
Douglas.M
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Thank you, Jim!!

Doug
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There are thin metal strips inside the "security tags" often found attached to DVDs, CDs, and other items in stores.
They're extremely thin and work great for shimming things.

I used these to change my original (not deluxe) Double Deception "attractive flapper" into an attractively locking one.

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Douglas.M
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Inigmntoya, thank you for the tip!

Douglas M
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Douglas get yourself one of these. Comes in handy. Easy to cut, and cheap for shims...
https://www.autozone.com/clamps-and-meas......1927_0_0
or better yet, half the price on Amazon...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BYGIR4?tag......aa_pcomp
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On Sep 13, 2020, Douglas.M wrote:
Hi,

Background: I had purchased a very nice "Attractive Flapper" Walking Liberty coin from the marketplace here, but it came without a shimmed "Inflated Carapace". I obtained a matching carapace and now need to install a shim (for OxyClean).
I tried using .0015" stainless steel shim material, but the gaff splits apart when I do a coin roll. It does stick to the coin if I lightly toss it from hand to hand.
I did a Café search on this topic and one member commented that shim thickness should not exceed .003", however, that was in reference to shimming a card. I suspect that .0015" is just too thin.

Should I try using .002"? .003"? I don't want to keep buying shim material on guesses.
Any advice would be appreciated!

Douglas M.


Do a search on ebay for "Iron Foil". It comes in all different gauges, that's where we get ours from and one small roll
will last you quite some time. It's good for cards, coin or anything you want to shim.

Jake Jr.
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