Before I try to use nail polish on a ball joint...

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  1. AutobotSkids

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    Since I've been told that applying nail polish should help tighten loose ball joints, is their any specific brand of nail polish I should be using?

    Also, should I apply the polish in the socket, or on the ball joint itself? And should I let the polish dry before I attach the arm back to the joint?

    Thanks, and wish me luck with the joint tightening and whatnot! Hopefully Sunstreaker will be able to hold his gun after this.
     
  2. kenm2474

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    No particular brand. Both ball joint and Socket depending on how loose it is.
     
  3. Brainchild

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    The best results come from applying the polish, then reattaching the joint, moving it around as the polish dries.
     
  4. dkrolickm

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    You can use: "Pledge ~with Future!~" floor polish.
    Most people here use it to seal customs, add gloss coats, and tighten ball joints! ;D
     
  5. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    You can also try using super glue as well. Apply the glue to the ball, attach to the socket, and keep moving it around until its dry.
     
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    I, personally, use Tamiya model cement.
    The socket. Since applying it onto the ball and trying to pop it back in might cause cracks and stuff because you just made it that much bigger.
    Of course.
     
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    as long as it is clear nail polish, you can use any brand.
    and depending upon the parts being tightened, you may want to apply it to the socket first.

    i used np to tighten the tips of the pop out guns on my TFU Treadbolt and applied to both parts.

    don't forget that layering works as well to guarantee a good fix.
     
  8. B'Bantor

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    your using CLEAR polish right? Let it dry overnight before you pop your limb back on. Enamels like nail polish need to cure.
     
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    Honestly, I've long since dispensed with using nail polish. I never could find a kind that would harden up enough to not be "gummy".

    I've moved over to superglue. I'm very aware of the chemical processes going on with superglue, but I prefer it's more permanent fix over nail polish.
     
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    I use super glue as well. You just have to be careful to stay disciplined and not put too much on and also let it dry fully before putting the ball back in the socket. I have fallen foul of this a couple of times. It may seem dry people, but it's not!
    Best to leave the ball part out over night before placing it back in the socket if you use super glue.

    Heh heh "ball part" :rolleyes: 
     
  11. Bovril

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    Sally Hansen 'Diamond Strength' premium nail hardener works wonders. No idea where you'd get it though, I found mine.

    The Future stuff works great too. Here in the UK it's called Pledge Multi-Surface Wax.
     
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    i often use crazy glue as it's more permanent
     
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    I've been using it for 2 years. Great stuff.
     
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    I use a random nail polish I got some time ago. I apply it to the ball and let it dry before reattaching.
     
  15. Hippie Trooper

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    I've had pretty good luck so far with regular, generic nail polish. The only thing it's been unsuccesful with is Universe Hound's shoulder cannon.
    Later
     
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    I use Locktite superglue. Apply to the ball, insert into socket, rotate a few times, remove it and let it dry for 30 seconds before placing the ball back in the socket. Also run your finger over it to ensure that it's dry before you do that. I have had absolutely no problems with this what so ever.
     
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    How exactly do you apply the pledge polish, and is there a difference if I use the Wood or the Tile version?
     
  18. x BlackMagnus x

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    IMO, crazy/super glue works the best. Nail polish will be too thick and peel off over time. Given proper time to cure, the glue will set like a rock.
     
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    What advantage does the Pledge Polish have over Nail Varnish?

    Is the application the same i.e. thin coat to the socket and leave to dry overnight?

    What stuff is available in the UK?

    Is Klear Pledge multi surface wax OK?

    Klear pledge multi surface wax, Johnson Tile stone linoleum, cleaning wood | eBay
     
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