Acid Storm arm problems

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Sage o' G-fruit, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    My Acid Storm's right (by looking at him, left if you ARE him) arm is reaaallly loose.

    Anyone know how to fix? (mods move if this isn't in the right place)
     
  2. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I don't have this figure or any of it's other incarnations, so I don't know the structure, but maybe it's possible to either:

    -take off the arm and add some superglue over the balljoint, thickening the connection (put the arm back on after the glue has dried, you don't want to glue it together!! :p )

    -see if there is a screw that can be turned on tighter on the arm.

    I think this goes in Toy section, by the way. :) 
     
  3. Sage o' G-fruit

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    The arm isn't connected by either, that's why I asked.

    And I asked a mod to move this.
     
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    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    If it's not the screws, what joint is it that's loose?
     
  5. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    the the arm, what is it that's loose? Is it:
    -The the wrist joint?
    -The elbow joint?
    -The inner shoulder joint? (near torso)
    -The outer shoulder joint? (near missile launcher)
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

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    inner shoulder joint.
     
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    the joint is held on with a friction pin or rivet. this is a pin with a rough edged, similar to a screw. most times it is easiest to try to push the pin in farther. Another effective method that I've seen is to carefully heat the pin (you might try touching the pin with the the heated tip of a soldering iron or something similar). Only heat the pin enough to soften the plastic around it, then when the plastic cools, it should adhere to the pin better.


    Word of caution, be very careful if using the heat method so you don't melt the arm, or burn yourself. If done right, this should solve your arm problem.
     
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    have any luck?
     

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