I second the suggest to find a different plating shop. I think that the splines can be brought back to size pretty easily.
Hi Brian,I am still not 100% sure the S430 shafts would fit my S500L. Any feedback appreciated.
It seems that part 2204102006 for a S430 has been superceded by 2204102106.
I think with all the fiddling on my OEM shafts we have stuffed them completely. Anyway I will not be happy now until I get my super smooth ride quality back.
I should just bite the bullet and buy a new one, but here in Oz they are $3,850 supply only!
If anyone knows where there is a good 2204108706 shaft in UK or Germany I will be there in a couple of weeks and could bring it home in my luggage. Just joking although at 11Kg it would be possible.