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Need thin (1/16") flat, rot-proof, shim/spacer material.

Need thin (1/16") flat, rot-proof, shim/spacer material.

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Old 05-13-19, 10:13 PM
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Need thin (1/16") flat, rot-proof, shim/spacer material.

Hello,

I'm trimming out my exterior windows with PVC and need to build out the trim about 1/16" to bring it flush with the face of the frame.
I haven't been able to find thin PVC or composite material to use for this purpose. I don't particularly like this idea, but am considering using asphalt shingle material as shim/spacer material. Is that a bad idea? Do you have a suggestion for an inexpensive material to use?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 05-14-19, 12:03 AM
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Try vinyl floor tiles. You can buy as little as a single one at Bigbox, Self stick tiles will even help keep it in position.
 
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Old 05-14-19, 01:29 AM
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Tar paper/underlayment/roofing felt was my first thought, shingles would be much thicker!

It doesn't actually have paper in it, a fiberglass mat so it will last a long time and comes in different weights/thickness!.
 
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Table saw and pvc..........
 
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Scraps of laminate countertop material like Formica.
 
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Thanks.

Thank you @ray2047, @Marq1, @XSleeper, and @2john02458.

All great suggestions, and, potentially, differing thicknesses.

Much appreciated.
 
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