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Can you play with a cracked Taylormade Sim Max driver?
You cannot play with a cracked Taylormade Sim Max Driver. TaylorMade may replace a broken Sim Max Driver free of cost if the damage is within two years of purchase.
Why is my Taylormade Sim Max golf driver cracking?
Your Taylormade Sim Max golf driver may be cracking because of repeated hits. As the drivers are made up of metal, they have their failure strengths. When their level of ultimate strength is reached due to repeated hits, they crack because of metal failure.
Can you fix a cracked Taylormade Sim Max driver?
No, you cannot fix a cracked Taylormade Sim Max driver. You can only get it replaced by TaylorMade’s service center.
If your Taylormade Sim Max driver is not older than two years and it has cracked because of normal usage, you can easily get it replaced free of cost from the authorized service centers of Taylormade.
How to fix a cracked Taylormade Sim Max golf driver?
You can fix a cracked Taylormade Sim Max driver by applying a new layer of epoxy if it’s only a hairline crack. To do this, you will need the tools mentioned below.
- Matchstick or craft stick
After applying the epoxy on the crack, keep the driver aside for the time specified on the epoxy pack so that the epoxy dries completely.
If the crack is really large and quite prominent, a replacement is a better option when compared to using epoxy.
How to fix a cracked Taylormade Sim Max driver head?
You can fix a cracked Taylormade Sim Max golf driver head by filling the crack with epoxy glue and keeping it dipped in the solvent for some time. The driver has a 460cc clubhead made of multiple materials and precise positioning of the weight for high moment of inertia and low center of gravity.
To fix the problem of a cracked TaylorMade Sim Max driver head, try the steps given below.
- Remove the shaft from the clubhead.
- Apply a thin layer of epoxy in the crack on the clubhead.
- Attach the shaft back to the clubhead.
- Dip the driver head in a good quality solvent.
- Remove the driver head from the solvent when the excess epoxy gets removed.
- Let it dry for at least 12 hours and your cracked Taylormade Sim Max driver head will be fixed.
Why does my Taylormade Sim Max driver head break off?
Your Taylormade Sim Max driver head may break off because of rust in the shaft, repeated fat shots, epoxy stuck in the shaft, loose screws or exposure to excess heat.
If you have a driver with a broken head, you may experience a distortion in the line of sight.
To prevent your Taylormade Sim Max driver head from breaking off, try the solutions given below:
- Store your Taylormade Sim Max drivers indoors or in closed and ventilated spaces. If you have played in rain and the drivers are wet, dry the drivers off with a dry towel before storing them.
- Make sure that the ball is not kept very far away as this will result in fat shots leading to the driver head having frequent contact with the ground and cause the driver to break off.
- Always use only the premium quality of the epoxy solution. An ideal epoxy solution is the one that needs the longest time to dry. Use only a tiny amount of epoxy and never let it flow up to the shaft.
- Keep your drivers in a golf bag having compartments to store each club separately so that the clubs do not come in contact with each other and cause rattling.
- If you go out in the sun, don’t leave your clubs in the sunlight for a long time.
- Check for loose screws on the head of the driver and tighten them to the desired extent.
A broken head can affect the swing based on how good a player is. It can cause swings to be inconsistent and thereby result in achieving lesser than normal distance.
How to fix a Taylormade Sim Max driver face that is cracking?
You can fix a Taylormade Sim Max driver face that is cracking by removing the old layer of epoxy and reapplying a new layer on the surface. The face of the driver is the area that has maximum contact with the golf ball.
To do the fix, follow the steps given below.
- Loosen the screw behind the clubhead and remove the clubhead from the shaft.
- Apply some epoxy according to the instructions on the epoxy pack on the affected area.
- Remove the excess epoxy from the head using a solvent.
- Replace the clubhead and tighten the screw.
- Allow the epoxy to dry for the stipulated time before putting the driver to use.
If the crack is large, the best solution is to replace the golf club.
How to fix a small hairline crack in a golf driver?
You can fix a small hairline crack in the TayorMade Sim Max golf driver by applying epoxy glue. To fix a hairline crack in a golf driver, follow the steps given below.
- Detach the driver head from the shaft.
- Apply a thin layer of epoxy in the hairline crack of your golf driver.
- Reattach the driver head to the shaft.
- Dip the head in a high-quality solvent for some time to remove the excess epoxy.
- Leave the driver aside for the specified drying time and the hairline crack in the golf driver will be fixed.
A hairline crack usually occurs in the shaft and removing the head from the shaft can prevent the epoxy from accidentally spilling on the head.
Can you fix a broken shaft on a Taylormade Sim Max driver?
No, you cannot fix a broken shaft on a Taylormade Sim Max driver. You can send it to the repair center of Taylormade to get it replaced or repaired. You do not need to produce a buying receipt of any proof to exercise your warranty on the Taylormade Sim Max driver unless specified otherwise.
How to fix a broken Taylormade Sim Max driver shaft?
You cannot fix a broken Taylormade Sim Max driver shaft. However, you can either replace the broken shaft yourself or get it replaced by the service center of Taylormade. Whichever option you choose, you will have to opt for a new shaft.
Why is my Taylormade Sim Max driver head making a rattling noise?
Your Taylormade Sim Max driver head may be making a rattling noise because of a loose hosel screw or old epoxy particles stuck inside the head.
- Epoxy stuck inside the driver’s head
- Loose hosel screw
Rattling in a golf driver may or may not affect the swing of your driver but the rattling sound can be extremely irritating.
You can stop your Taylormade Sim Max driver head from making a rattling noise by following some simple steps given below.
- Add some foam to the driver’s head. This will minimize the rattling sound.
- Use rattle-stop glue to trap the epoxy particles that are stuck inside the Taylormade Sim Max driver.
- Use the provided wrench to tighten the hosel screws that may have become loose due to repeated hits.
- Remove the head and the weight on the head. Shake the head to get the stuck particles out of the driver’s head.
How to replace a Taylormade Sim Max driver shaft?
You can replace a Taylormade Sim Max driver shaft by removing the old one and inserting the new one after reshaping it. To do this, you will need the following:
- a masking tape
- a screwdriver
- a heat gun
- a hacksaw
- a drill
- a wire brush
- new epoxy
You can replace a Taylormade Sim Max driver shaft by following the steps given below.
- Remove the driver head from the hosel so that the head doesn’t get damaged during the shaft replacement process.
- Measure the replacement shaft and mark the length that you need. Put the masking tape around the area which you need to cut.
- Cut the shaft around the marked area using a hacksaw.
- Rough the tip of the shaft and also inside the hosel. You can roughen the shaft tip with the help of sandpaper while a wire brush can help to roughen inside the inner surface of the hosel.
- Apply a thin layer of epoxy on the roughed tip of the shaft and the inner surface of the hosel.
- Put the new shaft into the hosel as far as it will go and turn it a couple of times in either direction so that the epoxy gets applied uniformly.
- Tap the end of the shaft with the hosel on the ground to ensure that it is fitted well.
- Dip the shaft in the solvent for some time to remove any epoxy gum that may have leaked.
- Let the shaft dry for at least 12 hours.